Introducing Twist-Trap Goose Pipes, the ideal starter instrument to progress from the practice chanter to the Highland Bagpipes. Goose Pipes differ from Highland Bagpipes in that they use a practice chanter to produce the sound and they don’t have 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.
There is a choice of practice chanter between junior, standard and long or without if you already own a Hardie practice chanter. Junior is most suited to children up to the age of 10 years old. 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.