R.G. Hardie Twist-Trap Practice Pipes Alastair Dunn and Finlay MacDonald discuss the new Twist-Trap Practice Pipes
Introducing Twist Trap Practice Pipes, a set of mouth-blown smallpipes incorporating a long practice chanter and two drones. They produce a softer more
mellow tone in comparison to the Highland Bagpipes and pitch in the key of A (440Hz), a general tuning standard for many musical instruments. They are
fun to play on their own or in a group setting along with other instruments.
Features of the Twist-Trap Practice Pipes include:
- Key of A (440 Hz )
- Suitable for all piping abilities (beginners to advance)
- Built-in moisture control
- Long chanter (pipe chanter length)
- Bass drone and tenor drone
- Synthetic bag with corduroy cover
- Complete with carry case
- Top and Bottom make up a Practice Chanter
A particularly innovative design aspect to the Twist-Trap Practice Pipes chanter top is the blow piece for moisture control. Moisture control is
important for kids as they produce a lot more saliva than an adult when playing.
I have been playing a set and they are great fun, much better than practicing on a practice chanter. Alastair Dunn.
They will help beginners with the transition from chanter to pipes and understanding the importance of maintaining constant pressure when
blowing. Finlay MacDonald