It took me close to a week to get something that qualified as a musical sound out of the trumpet. Several years later, I was off to college as a music major with trumpet as my main performance instrument.Atunah said:First time I have heard bagpipes was many moons ago in Wales. And oh boy, to call some of them beginners was being kind. Thankfully there were examples of good pipers around. I also learned the same lesson I learned when trying to make sounds come out of a trumpet before. Meaning, I could not make it do anything.
Much to the amusement of the natives.
Bagpipes to me just look and sounds so unique and I am trying to figure out how that uillean pipe is played. Those fingers are flying.
I like that one youtube comment on the top. "My feet won't stay still". So true. Just wanna tap along.
I think I was lacking the lungs for it.NogDog said:It took me close to a week to get something that qualified as a musical sound out of the trumpet. Several years later, I was off to college as a music major with trumpet as my main performance instrument.
Another advantage of the Uilleann pipe: no spit.Atunah said:I think I was lacking the lungs for it.
And all that spit was a bit turnoff at the time too for me. . I went on to do organ/keyboards and later guitar. Not very good really at any of it. I prefer listening to music.
I was at an Irish music concert tonight (no pipes, though) so this thread immediately caught my eye. I like bagpipes myself, especially the Irish uilleann pipes, but agree with the thoughts above - not a steady diet, and hopefully played well.JRTomlin said:With the Uilleann pipe there is a small bellows strapped around the waist and one arm, so unlike the bagpipe, there is no need to blow into a bag. It has to make it easier to play you would think. But I've never even tried to play one. I'll stick to listening.