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This instructable is how to make a simple bagpipe like instrument out of basic household materials. Granted, it does not sound all too much like a bag...
At the most basic level, bagpipes have 4 parts:A bag to hold the airA blowpipe to blow air into the bagA chanter to play a melodyAnd a drone which pla...
1 Garbage Bag or large plastic bag2 Recorders (or 2 PVC Recorders:http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Recorder/)2 Pens (You can also use a decent size...
To make the blowpipe out of pens, just take the pens apart and tape them together.
We wont be needing an entire garbage bag, so trim it down some, maybe 3/4 the size of a regular garbage bag.
Tape the blowpipe to one side of the open bag. I like to put the blowpipe in a good inch or two into the bag to make sure no air escapes.Go ahead and ...
Take one recorder, which will act as the drone, and tape it near 1/4 of the bag length down from the blowpipe. Make sure you do not cover up the whist...
Cut a hole in the corner of the bag that is on the same side as the blowpipe.Attach the other recorder to the hole and this will act as the chanter.
Tape up some holes on the drone to make it sound like how you want it to. This is the part that plays a constant note, so try to make it a note that d...
Go ahead and play with your new bagpipes. Look for videos on the internet to learn how to play, the main difference is you play the chanter like a rec...
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