R.G. Hardie Twist-Trap Practice Goose. Standard Size Bag
Ideal starter instrument to progress from the practice chanter to the Highland Bagpipes.
Goose Practice Pipes differ from Highland Bagpipes in that they use a practice chanter to produce the sound without the drones. They require much less
pressure to play, compared to Highland Bagpipes, making it easier to focus on the technique of maintaining a constant sound.
The Twist-Trap prevents moisture build-up on the reed allowing for longer practice sessions and the practice chanter can be disconnected from the set
to play as a standalone instrument. The practice chanter and adaptors can also be removed to fit a bagpipe blowpipe and pipe chanter, so you can
practice playing at a pressure similar to the Highland Bagpipes.
The standard chanter plays in B flat and the long chanter is in the key of A. As a beginner instrument the pitch is not critical but you might find
this information useful if you wish to play with other instruments.
Please note, the set does not include a bagpipe blowpipe or pipe chanter as these will be included with your Highland Bagpipe set.