Yuri wrote:Charlie, about the only bagpipe capable of doing it... Well, I'm tapping my foot, and raising my eyebrow, you kow. There are others. True, not many, but there are.. (meaningful pause here) .
I can hear that tapping 1/2way round the globe,,
for ex, the modified Scap. zamp can slip pretty easily between Maj, Min, Dim, Aug, triads & 7ths, in G, D, A, E, B, C and dozens of others, plus suspensions, so harmonically difficult to surpass, & its possible to do opposing melodies in counterpoint, all sorts of polyphonic things.
Mm-hmm. Ive never played Sard. Launedd. personally, but have heard and seen them played by experts. Not the Árdchattan thing, either. Although Im (almost) certain such studies have been done in Italian, so far I have read none in Inglese. Surmising that Launeddas music is the 'root music' of much zampogne material is indeed a tempting conclusion to make. I understand the technique to be completely different.