Just, Equal or Bagpipe Temperament?

This is an excellent demonstration of a sometimes difficult to understand concept.

Tuning is always a bit of a challenge for us piper's but did you know you've actually got it kinda easy? Because we have a built in reference point to tune to (our drones), we are more easily able to tune without having to really understand the specifics like temperament. Here's a riddle for you to ponder - Is a properly tuned bagpipe actually more "in tune" than a piano?

Here is a bit more of the story for those looking for a deeper understanding: Tuning and Temperament (Article from the Bagpipe Society and written by James Merryweather.)

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Understanding Harmonics—Part 2

How many pipers have a firm grasp of the physics of sound that causes the unique and rich sound of our bagpipes? We are told that we should maintain a pressure in the pipe bag that is at the chanter reed’s “sweet spot”, that pressure that causes the reed to maximally vibrate and bring out the most “harmonics” and richness of sound of the reed. But what, really, are harmonics?

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