How to play the pipe and tabor

1) Holding the Instrument
Hold the pipe between the ring and little fingers of the left hand. This leaves the other fingers and thumb free to cover the holes (the single thumb hole is positioned on the
bottom of the instrument).


You can cover the holes using either the pad of the fingertip or the fleshy part of the 2nd joint.


2) Overtones
Carefully cover all the holes and get a clean tone. Then practice overblowing (blowing soft, medium, hard, harder, etc.) to understand the principle. After you have mastered these overtones – try the D scale, and find a popular tune that fits into that scale.
Note. The lowest notes on the instrument, shown with ‘no overblow’ are very quiet and of little practical use. The range of the instrument really starts with the D note on the first
overblow.

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