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Re "melodic instrument", is it true, or an urban rumour, that the Scots bagpipe is listed as a weapon of war under the Geneva Convention ?
 
Re "melodic instrument", is it true, or an urban rumour, that the Scots bagpipe is listed as a weapon of war under the Geneva Convention ?
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There are jokes about bagpipes being banned by the Geneva Convention, but this is a fanciful elaboration of the fact that bagpipes have been used militarily since the Roman Empire, like many instruments IBNLT drums, fifes, bugles, etc. This does not make them a weapon.

Latest revision as of 07:49, 10 June 2005

Though many may find the timbre of the bagpipes annoying, the bagpipes are a melodic instrument, making copious use of harmonics and differentiation of pitch. I also think it's insulting to drummers to say that they are not musicians. I understand that the entry is meant in jest, but it violates NPV.

Re "melodic instrument", is it true, or an urban rumour, that the Scots bagpipe is listed as a weapon of war under the Geneva Convention ?

There are jokes about bagpipes being banned by the Geneva Convention, but this is a fanciful elaboration of the fact that bagpipes have been used militarily since the Roman Empire, like many instruments IBNLT drums, fifes, bugles, etc. This does not make them a weapon.