The Swedish bagpipes

The Swedish bagpipes, which is distinguishable by its warm, soft sound, has got many friends throughout the whole world.

My reconstruction of the so called ”Västerdala” pipes is a mixture of the ten preserved instruments we have in the country (there not one is similar to another!). Furthermore my studies of related bagpipes from the continent have been of great benefit.

The Swedish bagpipes is a so called clarinet-instrument, as the sound is produced through a single reed which sits on a cylindrically drilled chanter. Traditionally it is a mouth blown instrument with one short drone (high tuned) which is identical to the lowest tone on the chanter (6 fingering). There is also a single reed in the drone, as in almost all drones.

I build pipes in three different keys: C/F, D/G and E/A. The mouth blown has one or two drones, if more are desired then I recommend "The northern uillean pipes" ,
the bellow blown Swedish bagpipes with three drones.

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Nyckelharpakurs mit Alban Faust

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Dudelsackurs mit Alban Faust

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