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Basic lexicon English

Given below are English generic terms with descriptions of various parts, some of which never coexist in one and the same bagpipe. Local terminology is only used in the descriptions of the concerning bagpipes.


Absolute length

Air reservoir: inflexible

Alternative fingering

Arm strap

Arundo donax

Authentic (scale)

Bag

Bagpipe(s)

Bellows

Bladder pipe

Blade(s)

Blowpipe

Body

Bore

Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

Bridle (double-reed)

Bridle (single reed)

Butt (1st) piece

Buxus sempervirens: ➺ Boxwood

Cane

Cauld wind pipe

Chanter

Chanter bell

Cheek(s)

Cherry (Prunus avium)

Clarinet

Closed fingering

Combing

Conical (bore)

Cornel (Cornus mas(cula))

Cornus mas(cula): ➺ Cornel

Cup

Cylindrical (bore)

Dalbergia melanoxylon: ➺ Grenadille

Decoration

Diospyros ebenum: ➺ Ebony

Double-chanter

Double-reed(s)

Down-cut (idioglot single reed)

Dressing

Drone

Drone bell

Drone position

Ebony (Diospyros ebenum, Maba ebenus)

Elder (Sambucus nigra)

Exceptionally high drone

Ferrule

Fingerhole(s)

Fingering

Fontanel(le)

Free reed(s)

Gasket

Gourd

Gracenote, Gracing

Grenadille (Dalbergia melanoxylon)

Hardwoods (Angiospermae), common in bagpipe making

Heteroglot (also Heteroglott)

High drone

Hinge

Horn

Hornpipe

Hornpipe with a mouthpiece: gourd

Hornpipe with a mouthpiece: yoke

Hornpipe without a mouthpiece

Idioglot (also Idioglott)

Inclined

Inlay

Inlet valve

Ivory

Jacaranda brasiliensis: ➺ Rose-wood

Joint(s)

Juxtaposition

Key cap

Key cushion

Key lever

Key(s)

Lapping

Lateral

Lead

Ligature

Lip(s)

Low drone (in a set)

Maba ebenus: ➺ Ebony

Medium drone

Mixed fingering

Mizmōr

Mortise

Mount

Mouth

Mouth organ

Mouth organ with a "rectangular" wind chest

Mouth organ with a circular (cup/bowl-shaped) wind chest

Mouth organ with a gourd as wind chest

Mute drone

Nick

Non-adjustable drone

Nozzle

Olea europaea: ➺ Olive

Olive (Olea europaea)

Open fingering

Ornamentation

Overblowing

Parlour pipe

Pear (Pyrus communis)

Pendulous

Phragmites communis

Pinching

Pipe band

Piper

Plagal (scale)

Plum (Prunus domestica)

Prunus avium: ➺ Cherry

Prunus domestica: ➺ Plum

Pyrus communis: ➺ Pear

Quasi-lateral

Quasi-retrograde

Recess

Reclining

Reed cap

Reed(s)

Relative length

Retrograde

Rivet

Rose-wood (Jacaranda brasiliensis)

Saddle

Sambucus nigra: ➺ Elder

Seam

Seat

Semidrone (variable drone of a double-chanter)

Shawm

Shoulder

Shuttle pipe

Sides

Single (beating) reed(s)

Slide-fingering

Sound box

Soundhole

Spring

Stand of pipes

Staple

Stock(s)

Stopped

Striping

Teak (Tectona grandis)

Tectona grandis: ➺ Teak

Tempradura

Tenon

Tin

Tongue

Treble drone

Tune (to)

Tuning (2nd) piece

Tuning slide

Uncle

Up-cut (idioglot single reed)

Upper tuning (3rd) piece

Valve

Various drone positions

Venthole(s)

Vertical

Vesture [?]

Vibrato

Volioglot (also Volioglott)

Waist strap

Warbler

Water trap

Welt

Wind chest, Windchest

Winding

Wood types, used in bagpipe making

Yoke

·? (interspace [Term not mentioned in available sources])

·? [Hammering?] [Term not mentioned in available sources]