|Bocks - Bohemian Bock, Egerländer Bock, Bohemian Small Pipes, Kid's Bock
by Bagpipe Maker T. Sonoda, Germany..... Instructor of "Bohemian Bock Making Course" in Waldmünchen since 2008
|Bohemian Bock & Egerländer Bock / Dudy
Bohemian Bock and Egerländer Bock (both instruments are called "Dudy"
in Czech) are traditional bagpipes of Czech (mainly South Bohemia), Germany
(mainly Bayern) and Austria (mainly Oberösterreich and Niederösterreich).
These bagpipes are almost same instruments and their only material difference
is the position and shape of drone. The drone of Bohemian Bock is bent
in L-shape and it is put on the shoulder. Egerländer Bock has a straight
drone hanging under the bag. Both instruments can be played with identical
fingering (closed fingering). Both instruments have bells made of cow horn
and brass for chanter and drone.
|Bohemian Bock||Bohemian Bock with simple leather bag||Bohemian Bock bellows
(with optional decoration)
Bohemian Small Pipe is a small and mouth blown version of Bock/Dudy. It
can be played with the identical fingering as Bohemian Bock and Egerländer
Bock and sounds quieter than Bohemian/Egerländer Bock. Ideal for playing
inside (solo or with in a small ensemble).(Sound Sample).
|Bohemian Small Pipes (Kleiner Bock)||Kid's Bock|