Music in a bag? Controlling the bag of Majorcan and Galician bagpipes

Ernoult, Augustin and Fabre, Benoit and Balosso-bardin, Cassandre and Franciosi, Ilya and de la Cuadra, Patricio (2017) Music in a bag? Controlling the bag of Majorcan and Galician bagpipes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (142). pp. 1454-1465. ISSN 0001-4966

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Music in a bag? Controlling the bag of Majorcan and Galician bagpipes
After defining the mechanical framework of the bag control of bagpipe, this paper presents a study of the bag pressure control in a musical context through the comparison of six players and two bag- pipes: one Galician (gaita) and one Majorcan (xeremies), the latter mainly differentiated organolog- ically by a much larger bag size. General observations first lead to the identification and interpretation of the range of control parameters observed. A more detailed analysis of the control parameters during the production of steady notes highlights the coordination between insufflations and the arm displacement necessary to produce a stable and continuous sound. Finally, the bag pressure variation is observed in a musical context and correlated with the musical task, thus, asso- ciating different control strategies to the different bagpipes played by the musicians.
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After defining the mechanical framework of the bag control of bagpipe, this paper presents a study of the bag pressure control in a musical context through the comparison of six players and two bag- pipes: one Galician (gaita) and one Majorcan (xeremies), the latter mainly differentiated organolog- ically by a much larger bag size. General observations first lead to the identification and interpretation of the range of control parameters observed. A more detailed analysis of the control parameters during the production of steady notes highlights the coordination between insufflations and the arm displacement necessary to produce a stable and continuous sound. Finally, the bag pressure variation is observed in a musical context and correlated with the musical task, thus, asso- ciating different control strategies to the different bagpipes played by the musicians.

Keywords:Bagpipes, instrument control, organology, acoustics
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W310 Musicianship/Performance studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W390 Music not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
F Physical Sciences > F380 Acoustics
H Engineering > H140 Mechanics
L Social studies > L690 Anthropology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:04 Oct 2017 13:29

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