Bagpipe is an ancient reed wind-instrument of many nations. Written sources
contain information about bagpipes played in Latvia from XVI century until
beginning of XX century.
Bagpipes are made of unadulterated stripped skin (sheep, calf, pig, dog, feline
and other), turned out to underside. At the ends of the forelegs, the tube of
cart of air and the pipe of melody are placed, at the ends of the backlegs
- one or two burdon pipes.
Player keeps a bagpipe in his armpit and sqeazes it. The compressed air
leaving oscillates the reed and creates a sound. By pressing of the elbow
the player supports in bagpipe even pressure and, by this, even height of
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