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  1. Bagpipes Amanda IngleBrooke WilliamsAaron JonesJustin Smith

  2. History of BagpipesUncertainties • Origin • Evolution • Distribution

  3. PeopleCommon People • Shepherds • Farmers • Gypsies

  4. Time Period • 1619 • Bible References

  5. Musical Historians • Wind Instrument Development • Influenced the Oboe

  6. Materials • Organic • Not durable for long periods of time

  7. Great Highland Bagpipe • Native of Scotland • Most Common

  8. Uilleann Pipe • Native to Ireland • Mechanically Complex • Covers 2 octaves • Usually played sitting down

  9. Northumbrian Pipe • Named after county Northumberland in North England • Known to have a ‘sweeter’ sound than the Great Highland Bagpipe

  10. Other Bagpipes • Gaita – A Spanish bagpipe • Zampogna – Italian bagpipe

  11. Learning to Play the Bagpipe 1) Practice Chanter -teaches reed use and fingering of chanter 2) Practice “Goose” -adds bagpipe minus drones 3) Bagpipe -chanter, bagpipe, and drone

  12. Importance of Preparation • Proper use of Reed • Correct Fingerings • TUNING!!! Very difficult because a bagpipe is not set at the same pitch as a concert instrument.

  13. Notes a Bagpipe can play Great Highland Bagpipe Chanter (Melody) Tenor and Bass Drone (Harmony) Lowland Scotland Bagpipe Chanter (Melody) Tenor, Baritone, and Bass Drone (Harmony)

  14. Parts of a Bagpipe

  15. Bagpipes In Today’s World

  16. BBC Radio Scotland • Pipeline – Saturdays (9:05pm – 10pm) • Play new piping music along with classics dating back to the 1940’s

  17. Bagpipe Competitions • The Gulf Coast Celtic Fling & Highland Palmetto, FL • Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville, AR

  18. Eric Rigler • Works include films such as Braveheart, Titanic, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me • He has also performed with artists such as Paul McCartney, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey

  19. Mark Saul • New CD called Mixolydian • Puts the bagpipe in modern music

  20. References • http://www.hotpipes.com/history.html • http://www.xmission.com/~redbeard/rmmb_fom/cache/3.html • http://www.xmission.com/~redbeard/rmmb_fom/cache/6.html • http://www.nspipes.co.uk/nsp/ww2des.htm

  21. Questions Review • Name an instrument the bagpipe influenced.Oboe • What is the Highland Bagpipe’s native country?Scotland • What teaches reed use and fingering of chanter?Practice Chanter • What town holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival?Batesville