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Subject: Re: Piping

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Date Posted: 15:23:10 03/27/02 Wed
In reply to: Chris 's message, "Piping" on 19:16:05 03/26/02 Tue

Can't play bagpipes without getting a Piping Instructor first!

Would you jump out of an Airplane without going to parachute school first?

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Date Posted: 10:58:44 03/28/02 Thu

I'll say it for the third time: Get a teacher. If you don't know where to find one, just post to this group where you live, and where you would like to find a teacher. I guaranty that you will find one.

How long does it take to become proficient at the pipes? I would honestly say a lifetime. You will constantly raise your own bar, the better you get. In fact, you will never consider yourself so good as when you are about 2 years into it. 10 years later you will realize just how bad you were.

Best of luck.

>Hi, I come from a very rich Irish and Scottish
>background and I wish to learn the pipes. I have
>recently purchased a Practice Chanter. It would be of
>great help if you could tell me how long I will be
>piping before I learn to do it well. I also would
>like to know any tips you might have for me for
>beginning and playing the bagpipes.
>Thank you very much,

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