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(Answer) (Category) Bagpipe FAQ : (Category) GHB :
What are the exact notes on the GHB chanter?
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Its almost an octave of Bb but with a dominant 7th (Ab rather than A) ....... "almost" because it has an extra Ab below the octave and because the scale is not an even tempered scale at all ...... its a scale unique to the great highland bagpipe and some of the notes differ quite a bit from their even tempered equivalent.
You can get a more technical description at the following site .....
Steve White
Wed, 26 Apr 2000 Steve White
The exact notes on the chanter on the bagpipes are as follows; The top line are the notes as written and the bottom line are the sounds produced. (In ascending order) The penultimate note of the scale is not tuned to the classical seventh note of the scale but is "perfectly tuned" to harmonise with the drones. I hope that this helps along with all the other answers.
 G    A    B   C#   D    E   F#   G   A'
Ab Bb C D Eb F G A Bb
Thu, 27 Apr 2000 Vicki Swan
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2000-Jun-13 01:35
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