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The Rhythmic Fingerwork Series Of Instructional Videos #2
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A Complete Tuning Tutor For The Great Highland Bagpipe
With Jim McGillivray, Gold Medallist, and the author of Rhythmic Fingerwork

In this comprehensive 2 hour and 20 minute video, Gold Medallist Jim McGillivray covers all aspects of tuning the bagpipe - tuning drones, tuning the chanter, tuning two chanters, using a tuning meter, adjusting reeds and chanters to improve tuning and more. See and hear how to solve the problems that will undermine your best tuning efforts. There is nothing like this video anywhere!

Chapter Titles
  • 00:02:04 Tuning tenor to tenor
  • 00:09:09 Tuning positions
  • 00:10:30 Bass to tenor
  • 00:12:41 Tuning practice
  • 00:13:56 Tuning drones to chanter
  • 00:15:09 'Rough' tuning
  • 00:18:40 Fine tuning - one drone to chanter
  • 00:19:06 Pressure variance
  • 00:25:08 Second drone
  • 00:27:25 Why high A?
  • 00:29:48 The bass drone
  • 00:32:44 Second option
  • 00:35:50 Two drones at once
  • 00:39:47 Three drones at once
  • 00:45:43 The Bagpipe Strikes Back
  • 00:46:25 Tuning slides
  • 00:50:13 Hard pipes
  • 00:51:00 Blowing steadily
  • 00:51:41 Unsteady reeds
  • 00:54:04 Moisture problems
  • 00:54:55 Background noise
  • 00:55:39 Climbing chanter reed
  • 00:58:47 Tuning the chanter
  • 01:00:01 The octave
  • 01:04:35 C & E
  • 01:09:38 Tape
  • 01:18:10 G, B, D, G, high G
  • 01:19:47 Tuned chanter demo
  • 01:21:23 F
  • 01:26:03 Tuned chanter demo
  • 01:27:08 High G
  • 01:29:46 D
  • 01:32:50 B, low G
  • 01:34:06 Tuned chanter demo
  • 01:36:55 Darn pipes! (The Bagpipe Strikes Back II)
  • 01:39:35 Solo and band chanters
  • 01:42:06 WORKSHOP BEGINS
  • 01:43:12 The tuning meter
  • 01:46:48 Drone reed manipulation
  • 01:51:12 Chanter reed manipulation
  • 01:56:29 Chanter carving
  • 02:01:05 Water & temperature
  • 02:02:37 Blowing steadily
  • 02:07:23 Ceremonial piping
  • 02:08:48 Tuning two chanters

Total Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes