Choosing your NSP Pitch: F, G or D?

by Rob Say on August 22nd, 2016
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For anyone new to Northumbrian piping, and expecially for a lone piper, it can be difficult to work out which sort of instrument to get. Whether commissioning a new set or looking for a used instrument – here’s a basic guide to choosing your Northumbrian smallpipes pitch:

As you can see – the default answer is ‘F’. At some point I’ll add another chart for choosing keys – that question comes up even more frequently – and the answer is ‘7’

Categories: Northumbrian Pipes


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  • Dave S

    Excellent! I look forward to the chart on choosing keys.

    (Sorry for giving a duff email address but I don’t want the real one to appear)

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