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The '''bagpipe''' is a wind instrument (allegedly musical) composed of a bladder, which stores air, and releases it under applied pressure, between a pipe to input the [[musician|player]]'s air, under lung pressure, and one or more output pipes, which may or may not be tuned to allow the player to essay a tune.
 
The '''bagpipe''' is a wind instrument (allegedly musical) composed of a bladder, which stores air, and releases it under applied pressure, between a pipe to input the [[musician|player]]'s air, under lung pressure, and one or more output pipes, which may or may not be tuned to allow the player to essay a tune.
   
Most people will be familiar with the [[Scotland|Scottish]] highland bagpipe for which the bladder is placed under the arm which squeezes the bag to release the air. The [[Ireland|Irish]] bagpipe uses bellows instead of a bag, as does the Northumbrian, Border and Small Pipes. Instruments similar to bagpipes are associated with other cultures eg. the [[Greece|Greeks]].
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Most people will be familiar with the [[Scotland|Scottish]] highland bagpipe for which the bladder is placed under the arm which squeezes the bag to release the air. The [[Ireland|Irish]] bagpipe uses bellows instead of a bag, as does the Northumbrian, Border and Small Pipes. Instruments similar to bagpipes are associated with other cultures eg. the [[Greece|Greeks]] and various cultures in the middle east (eg modern pakistan).
   
   

Revision as of 22:05, 5 April 2005

The bagpipe is a wind instrument (allegedly musical) composed of a bladder, which stores air, and releases it under applied pressure, between a pipe to input the player's air, under lung pressure, and one or more output pipes, which may or may not be tuned to allow the player to essay a tune.

Most people will be familiar with the Scottish highland bagpipe for which the bladder is placed under the arm which squeezes the bag to release the air. The Irish bagpipe uses bellows instead of a bag, as does the Northumbrian, Border and Small Pipes. Instruments similar to bagpipes are associated with other cultures eg. the Greeks and various cultures in the middle east (eg modern pakistan).