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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

Acer pseudoplatanus

Air reservoir (Inflexible ~)

Alternative fingering

Angiospermae (Dicotyledoneae)

Arm strap

Arundo donax

Authentic (scale)

Bag

Bagpipe(s)

Bellows

Bladder pipe

Blade(s)

Blowpipe

Body

Bore

Boxwood

Bridle (double reed)

Bridle (single reed)

Butt piece (1st piece)

Buxus sempervirens

Cane

Cauld wind pipe

Chanter

Chanter bell

Cheek(s)

Cherry

Clarinet

Closed fingering

Combing

Conical (bore)

Cornel

Cornus mas(cula)

Cup

Cylindrical (bore)

Dalbergia melanoxylon

Dalbergia nigra

Decoration

Diospyros ebenum

Double-chanter

Double-reed(s)

Down-cut (idioglot single reed)

Dressing

Drone

Drone bell

Drone position

Ebony

Elder

Exceptionally high drone

Ferrule

Fingerhole(s)

Fingering

Fontanel(le)

Free reed(s)

Gasket

Gourd

Gracenote, Gracing

Grenadilla

Hardwoods, 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

Joint(s)

Juxtaposition

Key cap

Key cushion

Key lever

Key(s)

Lapping

Lateral

Lead

Ligature

Lip(s)

Low drone (in a set)

Maple

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

Open fingering

Ornamentation

Overblowing

Parlour pipe

Pendulous

Phragmites communis

Pinching

Pipe band

Piper

Plagal (scale)

Plum

Prunus avium

Prunus domestica

Quasi-lateral

Quasi-retrograde

Recess

Reclining

Reed cap

Reed(s)

Relative length

Retrograde

Rivet

Rosewood

Saddle

Sambucus nigra

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

Telescope-like bore

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, common in bagpipe making

Yoke

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

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