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Subject: Re: Practice chanters: intonation?


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Bob Marlowe
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Date Posted: 09:59:29 08/06/02 Tue
In reply to: Darby Hinshaw 's message, "Practice chanters: intonation?" on 23:18:57 08/04/02 Sun

>Can anybody tell me how the regular length (with
>counterbored holes) practice chanters by Walsh and
>Dunbar compare in terms of pitch? I'm a classically
>trained musician and bad intonation makes my skin
>crawl.
>thanks in advance!
>
>Darby Hinshaw
>Gonna be a piper whether my neighbors like it or not...

If bad intonation makes your skin crawl, I would be willing to bet that almost any practice chanter will give you that feeling. I've played trombone for about 40 years and pipes for 3, and I still don't care for the sound of a practice chanter. You do get used to it, though. Good Luck!!

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