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Complete Guide to Highland Bagpipe Reeds [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Apps , Roxelyn Apps
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Complete Guide to Highland Bagpipe Reeds is an instructional publication that includes information on molded bagpipe chanter reeds, ridge-cut bagpipe chanter reeds, drone reeds and plastic practice chanter reeds. There are six chapters dedicated to the selection, adjustment and maintenance of all types of chanter reeds used for the Scottish Highland Bagpipes. There is a chapter explaining the different types of chanter reeds and how they react to various adjustment techniques. Learn to soften a reed, control the high A, fix a double-toning F and much much more. Further chapters take you step by step through the adjustment and maintenance of drone reeds and even practice chanter reeds. Detailed information will help the reader set up and maintain the pipes for optimum reed function. The book is filled with photographs and diagrams to illustrate the techniques discussed. A very useful book for both beginning pipers and seasoned players.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 454 KB
  • Publisher: Chris Apps Reeds LLC (20 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Y11MJI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #388,218 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 Oct. 2014
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Very good book, it takes some of the mystery of reeds in bagpipes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Everything about Bagpipe Reeds All in One Place 18 April 2014
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I knew a bit here and a bit there about the care and feeding of chanter and drone reeds, but here is one resource that explains in just the right amount of detail all the things I need to know about maintaining and tuning all those finicky reeds, all in one volume. Also: Chris Apps, or his wife, are very responsive to questions and requests. An excellent resource!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for any piper 14 Oct. 2013
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This little book has a good deal of great info in it that should be of benefit to any piper that has been struggling blindly with reeds.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best information I have Found 23 April 2013
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This little book has all the information you need to fix your reed problem and how to do it quickly.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice from a great reedmaker 11 Feb. 2013
By J. Elliott - Published on
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I'm not sure if there is a lot of value in writing a review for this book. If you are looking at this book then you are probably already familiar with Chris and his great reeds. With that said, I cannot recommend this enough and having it available electronically is even more handy. Get the book, get one of his mandrels and have at it. You will wonder how you ever got by without this guide.
5.0 out of 5 stars All pipers should have this book 25 May 2012
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I've been playing pipes for 14 years and learned more than a few tips from Chris Apps' book. He covers not only chanter reeds extensively but also cane and synthetic drone reeds. Next time that F is acting up you'll wish you had this book as a reference.
I purchased the Kindle version and keep it on my home computer, Android phone and tablet... it's always handy if I need it.
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