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    Bagpipes

    Hello there,

    As you maybe knows, I'm a belgian police officer...

    And I'm learning to play the bagpipes, after I have seen a Bagpipeband playing in FL, when I was there for a holiday.

    Now I'm wondering, are here any LEO's that also play the bagpipe??

    And, Is there any musicscore for bagpipes of The Star Spangled Banner??

    Because I can play your National Anthem on the guitar, but I have to play this on my bagpipe...

    Anyone??

    thanks in advance

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    I dont play but I would like too. My fav song on the pipes are scotland the brave
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    I like "going home" on the bagpipes
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    I recently (about 4 months ago) started playing. Get a McCallum long chanter and practice the fingering. That's the hardest part. Once you get the notes down, then I would invest in a proper set of pipes.

    Have fun and good luck. I'm still learning myself, so maybe we can share some information.

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    I (one of the few) LOVE the pipes,I only can hope that when that fateful day comes,(and it will) ,that my survivors can find someone(or a resonable facsimile) to play "Amazing Grace".It is the only thing I would rquest of my (hopefully) greiving bunch.

    Can anyone think of anything more Poignant??

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    I love bagpipes! I love hurdy-gurdy too - very unique sound!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    I (one of the few) LOVE the pipes,I only can hope that when that fateful day comes,(and it will) ,that my survivors can find someone(or a resonable facsimile) to play "Amazing Grace".It is the only thing I would rquest of my (hopefully) greiving bunch.

    Can anyone think of anything more Poignant??
    Danny Boy. Perhaps it's not more poignant, but just as much. IMO, at least.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Danny Boy. Perhaps it's not more poignant, but just as much. IMO, at least.
    UR right ,forgot about that one,maybe they could pay for a twofer

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    I'm learning, but it's sounds more like a dying cat.
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    I've started about a year ago, so I'm playing my Mc Callum Bagpipe now for over a monthe or two... (first few months practice chanter).

    One of the criteria to buy my own bagpipe was that I could play Amazing Grace out of my head on the chanter...

    Now I can say, I play Amazing Grace perfect on my bagpipe, but, only with two drones, if I open the third drone, I'm dying.... looooool

    Also I'm gonna wear a military style uniform, with lot of remembrence to my former corps "gemeentepolitie" that was reformed after some bad times here in Belgium.

    Also a nice tune on the bagpipe is 'Highland Cathedral', verry chilling.

    If there are more cops playing the bagpipe, let us hear!!!

    Lesta, if you got any questions... shoot ;-)

    but still I haven't found your National Anthem for bagpipes...

    Someone???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCOP View Post
    I'm learning, but it's sounds more like a dying cat.
    You've mastered them already then? There is a Bagpipe Maker in the nearest Town to me, apparently one of the best in the Country. If I find it, I'll burn it down.
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