Practice Chanter


The term stands for a chanter, a learning tool for the bagpipes.
From the pattern the chanter conforms to the chanter of a bagpipe, but the sound is more quiet, so you can practice at home and in small rooms.
Otherwise it corresponds to the sound and the playing a bagpipe.
So you can practice especially fingerings, ornaments and new tunes.

We offer three types of Chanter:

Practice Chanter

As a training tool for the Scottish bagpipes.
The fingering is like the Scottish bagpipes one half covered (see fingering chart).
It is made of rosewood and available with either wood or plastic mouthpiece.
The plastic reed is always easy to handle and thus also for the beginner.
A simple inexpensive instrument for the first contact to a bagpipe.
fingering chart
Available we have the Chanter with the top of plastic or from wood.

sound scale
Chanter Chanter with wooden mouthpiece
The Medieval Chanter, as a practice tool for medieval bagpipes
The fingering of the medieval bagpipe is ?ike a recorder.
This instrument is carefully made from black hard plastic and easy to play on the plastic reed.
The key is in line with the medieval bagpipes in A minor. This allows for practicing the play along to recordings of famous medieval bands.

sound scale

Chanter for the Gaita
A chanter for the Gaita in C with base note h. The fingering is like the Gaita, but just the quiet sound of a chanter.

sound scale

Die Übungsspielpfeife - ein Notenbuch zum Practice Chanter

A Melodybook for the Practice Chanter.
It is not a teachingbook, just a melodybook. It is based on the reading of notes and the handling of a windinstrument.
It is special made for the simple change from recorder to the Practice Chanter.
But it is also a practice for the bagpipe.

index of the book


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