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the Great Highland Bagpipe

There is hardly any other instrument that comes along with more legends and myths but the Great Highland Bagpipes.
Properly the most common misconception is the Bagpipe originally is a Scottish instrument.
In fact the origins of the pipes are unknown. 
Based on archaeological finds, historians are in agreement about to assume the origins of the pipes in Asia Minor. First written evidences substantiate the Bagpipes were to find in the Hittite Empire - the Mediterranean -1,200 BC.

Biblical mention about Bagpipes are to find in the Book of Genesis in which is said that King Nebuchadnezzar's orchestra have been accompanied by bagpipes.

Besides it is said that a hundred years later Emperor Nero rather played the pipe than plucking the harp while Rome was burning.

Unconfirmed theories convey the Bagpipe found its way

to the British Isles by Roman invaders.

Altogether it is safe to say the extension of the Bagpipe into manifold cultures and as a consequence of different developments of the instrument Bagpipes are to find in various types and forms - the estimate is about 180.

There is hardly any other instrument that comes along with more legends and myths but the Great Highland Bagpipe.
Properly the most common misconception is the Bagpipe originally is a Scottish instrument.
In fact the origins of the pipes are unknown.

Based on archaeological finds, historians are in agreement about to assume the origins of the pipes

in Asia Minor. First written evidences substantiate

the Bagpipes were to find in the Hittite Empire

- the Mediterranean -1,200 BC.

Biblical mention about Bagpipes are to find

in the Book of Genesis in which is said that

King Nebuchadnezzar's orchestra have

been accompanied by bagpipes.

Besides it is said that a hundred years 

later Emperor Nero rather played the pipe

than plucking the harp while Rome was burning.

Unconfirmed theories convey the Bagpipe found its way

to the British Isles by Roman invaders.

Altogether it is safe to say the extension of the Bagpipe into manifold cultures and as a consequence of different developments of the instrument Bagpipes are to find in various types and forms - the estimate is about 180.

Probably the most common version in Europe is the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe.
After the entry on the British Isles Bagpipes have been integrated fast into the everyday life and in particular made to a special part of their culture by the Scottish people.

At  first  the Bagpipe  has been equipped with just one             drone.  In  the  late 15th  century a second drone

                 has been added.

              The   third   -bass-  drone  followed  somewhen

            during the beginning of the 17th century.

         It   have   been   the  Scots  of  the  Highlands who

      made  the Great Highland Bagpipe  the  instrument

    the way we know it nowadays.

       

 Its  distinctive  sound  and  appearance makes it one of  the most  fascinating  instrument  altogether.
Not  alone  the  sound  and  appearance of  the Great Highland Bagpipe
 are characteristically:

Learning how to play the pipes presents students with an exceptional challenge.

 

There is no other instrument comparable with the Great Highland Bagpipe.

 

Probably the most common version in Europe is the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe.
After the entry on the British Isles Bagpipes have been integrated fast into the everyday life and in particular made to a special part of their culture by the Scottish people.

At first the Bagpipe has been equipped with just one drone. In the late 15th century a second drone has been added. The  third -bass- drone followed somewhen during the beginning of the 17th century.

It have been the Scots of the Highlands who made the Great Highland Bagpipe the instrument the way we know it nowadays.

       

Its  distinctive  sound  and  appearance makes it one of  the most  fascinating  instrument  altogether.
Not  alone  the  sound  and  appearance of  the Great Highland Bagpipe
 are characteristically:

Learning how to play the pipes presents students with an exceptional challenge.

 

There is no other instrument comparable with the Great Highland Bagpipe.