Instrument Fundamentals 2+3: Airtightness and Efficiency
Now that you've been playing the pipes a bit, it's time to start to drill down into our Instrument Fundamentals, starting with making your instrument 100% air-efficient. You see, if your instrument is not efficient, your hopes of being able to blow steadily or to tune yourself further down the line are zero, zip, nada!
Then, to finish off the "art" of a perfectly efficient bagpipe, we need to go in-depth in regards to tweaking your drone reeds to take the correct amount of air. If the reeds are too "open," that means you're expelling excess air, and causing yourself a lot more effort! How do we calibrate them to contribute to a completely efficient instrument?