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The chanter is the part of the bagpipe upon which the player creates the melody. It consists of a number of finger-holes, and in its simpler forms looks similar to a recorder. On more elaborate bagpipes, such as the Northumbrian bagpipes or the Uilleann pipes, it also may have a number of keys, to increase the instrument's range and/or the number of keys (in the modal sense) it can play in. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... A practice chanter made out of African Blackwood by R.G. Hardie The bagpipe practice chanter is a double reed woodwind instrument in appearance somewhat like that of a recorder. ... A bagpipe performer in Amsterdam. ... Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A bagpipe performer in Amsterdam. ... The Irish or Uilleann (pronounced illin) bagpipe is one of the most developed bagpipes in existence. ...

Chanters come in two main divisions, parallel and non-parallel bored (although there is no clear dividing line between the two). This refers to the shape of the internal bore of the chanter. On the Great Highland Bagpipe, the internal bore is conical: it is this that gives the Highland pipes their exceptional volume. The Northumbrian pipes, on the other hand, have a parallel bore, giving them a much sweeter and quieter tone. Pipe Major Probably the most well known variety of bagpipes are the Great Highland Bagpipes (abbreviated GHBs, and commonly referred to simply as pipes), which were developed in Scotland and Ireland. ...

Chanters are most commonly made of wood, though plastic chanters are much used by pipe bands for their extra volume. Like the rest of the bagpipe, they are often decorated with a variety of substances, including metal (silver/nickel/gold/brass), bone, ivory, or plastic mountings. A Pipe band is a traditional Scottish musical group consisting of bagpipes and drums. ...

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