|Hümmelchen|| Bagpipe Maker T. Sonoda
|Hümmelchen (German smallpipes) is an instrument from the renaissance
age, and nowadays one of the most loved bagpipes in German speaking countries.
It can be easily blown and sounds comfortably mild. Cross fingering works
for important half notes (full chromatic chanter is available, too). Suitable
for wide repertoiries, from ancient music to traditional folk, for solo
piping or in ensemble.
Soprano: F/C or g/d-minor, Eb/Bb or g/c-minor
Sopranino: Bb/F or c/g-moll
Alto: Bb/F or c/g-minor, C/G or d/a-minor
(A=440Hz or A=415 Hz)
*Note: Unless otherwise requested by the customer, the chanter will be tuned in "just intonation" for the selected tonality.
Open fingering (like a recorder, German or baroque)
Another fingering, e.g, half closed or Scottish fingering, can be made upon request.
Tuning holes with rotating switch are equipped on drone pipes, with which the pitch of drone pipes can be selected. For example, drone pipes of Soprano F/C or g/d-minor set can be multi-tuneable, as below):
Standard model - 1 drone type
Bellows-blown model - 2 drone type
Medieval style model - 3 drone type
Soprano Hümmelchen A=440 & 415 Hz Set
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Erdinger land, Bayern