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  • Chris Apps playing Banjo Breakdown as a hornpipe - Duration: 1:46.

    • 1 day ago
    • 13 views
    Chris Apps playing Banjo Breakdown as a hornpipe - February 2015. Chris is playing his 1880s MacDougalls with an Apps G3 molded chanter reed and full set of Apps cane drone reeds.
  • Chris Apps plays a selection of Hornpipes - March 2014 - Duration: 2:09.

    • 11 months ago
    • 1,467 views
    Here is a selection of hornpipes played by Chris Apps. Chris is playing his 1880s MacDougalls with an Apps G3 molded chanter reed and full set of Apps cane drone reeds.
  • Chris Apps plays The Atholl Highlanders Jig - Duration: 1:35.

    • 11 months ago
    • 1,433 views
    Chris is playing his 1880s MacDougall pipes fully reeded with Apps reeds.
  • Chris Apps plays The Sweet Maid of Mull - Duration: 2:02.

    • 11 months ago
    • 393 views
    Chris playing this lovely 6/8 on his 1880's MacDougall pipes fully reeded with Apps reeds.
  • Apps Border Pipe Chanter Reeds - Duration: 1:22.

    • 11 months ago
    • 763 views
    Apps Border Pipe chanter reed as played by Neil Womelduff on a set of EJ Jones border pipes.
  • Had a bit of fun over the holidays

    Chris Apps Reeds warning - Duration: 2:11.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,919 views
    Apps bagpipe reeds will put you in the 'zone' where time is meaningless
  • Homey? really? Just the same old stuff Aaron. What's up with you old chap?

    Chris Apps Cane Practice Chanter Reeds - Duration: 4:08.

    • 2 years ago
    • 3,696 views
    Chris Apps demonstrates the care and maintenance of cane practice chanter reeds. Includes an explanation of why a cane practice reed may be a better choice for some. There is also a demonstration o...
  • Techniques for Breaking in a New Reed - Duration: 4:26.

    • 3 years ago
    • 15,250 views
    Chris Apps demonstrates techniques for breaking in a new bagpipe chanter reed. Includes explanations for both molded reeds and ridge-cut reeds. Ensure your reeds play at the best strength right fro...
  • Glad you like the videos. I make the mandrel myself from a shape I came up with that works. You can make one yourself or buy one from me. I've never measured one!

    Bests. Chris

    Using a mandrel to adjust a bagpipe chanter reed - Duration: 2:37.

    • 6 years ago
    • 20,658 views
    A brief video demonstrating the effective use of a reed mandrel to adjust a pipe chanter reed curing overall sharpness, a sharp top hand (especially high G), squealing, reed weakness and reviving o...
  • - I'm sorry, only available in English just now.

    Complete Guide To Highland Bagpipe Reed Adjustment - Duration: 1:40.

    • 5 years ago
    • 2,562 views
    New book from Chris Apps. A comprehensive guide to selecting and adjusting highland bagpipes reeds.
  • You should give it a good blow and let it take on some moisture. Also check to ensure the mouth size is correct. Then adjust if necessary. My 'Complete guide to bagpipe reeds' will help a lot with this.

    Chris

    How to soften a strong bagpipe chanter reed - Duration: 2:48.

    • 7 years ago
    • 40,445 views
    Chris Apps demonstrates how to soften a bagpipe chanter reed. Chris Apps is a bagpipe reed maker with more than 20 year experience. He is currently making reeds and playing his bagpipes in St Louis...
  • Fix a double-toning F on the bagpipe chanter reed - Duration: 2:23.

    • 7 years ago
    • 10,255 views
    Chris Apps demonstrates how to correct a double-toning F on a bagpipe chanter reed.
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