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'Playing the bagpipes, it is not just a hobby, but a way of life'

Lookalikes, ayahuascabegeleiders, matrassentesters and Netflix subtitlers. In this section, we interview people from a non-standard answer to a ' what are you

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'Playing the bagpipes, it is not just a hobby, but a way of life'

Lookalikes, ayahuascabegeleiders, matrassentesters and Netflix subtitlers. In this section, we interview people from a non-standard answer to a ' what are you on, anyway? At this time, Gilian Hettinga, doedelzakinstructeur.

Gilian Hettinga (30)
What: bagpiper and instructor.

as of The bagpipes, learning to play, it is only for the real go-getter. Before you even have a bagpipes to touch, you've already been to two years ago.

now, with Scottish roots, he did not, however, in the family of Hettinga bagpipes played, and have the men in kilts ever since he can remember.

the Hettinga's father, and also studied for a time in Scotland, and attended with a piper in the house, and there it was, the tradition was born. Now it's running Hettinga, a private doedelzakschool, he has played in several bagpipe bands, and the Hettinga's even allowed to wear the Scottish MacKay clan to wear it.

“When the Scottish soldiers of their opponents, meet came, went, the piper from that regiment, at the forefront. It's impressive, sound is needed to make an impression.”
Gilian Hettinga

Not only does Hettinga, the kilt of the MacKay clan: his company called MacKay Bagpipe Services. What is the called mackays? "Because that's the most direct translation of our name is. That's what we've figured out, and then we have been in contact with the clan in Scotland and their kilt wearing. That's her."

available In green and blue plaid kilt is a Hettinga, married, with his wife, who is also the bagpipes are playing, and it's going to travel over the past ten years of performances at home and abroad.

Medieval festivals, Avicii and the Red Hot Chilli Pipers

"The bagpipes have a little bit of a dusty, monotonous image," says Hettinga. "We're also a lot of medieval festivals. However, there is so much more!" He was called to the Scottish doedelzakpoprockband the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, as an example. "That will be playing a mix of traditional pipe music and a well-known pop songs."

Also, Hettinga will be regularly invited to the new music on the bagpipe to play it. "So, we rolled out recently at a wedding of a couple of songs by Avicii on it."

notification of the Scottish army

And there are more surprising elements to the bagpipes, know that Hettinga. Thus, the instrument is most likely in the Middle East, and it is from there that the world is made. "That's right, the Scottish bagpipes, as is known, is due to the Scottish army," he said. "When the Scottish soldiers of their opponents, meet came, went, the piper from that regiment, at the forefront. It's impressive, sound is needed to make an impression."

In several wars and played in the Scottish army, have an important role in the liberation of other nations, and have gathered their bagpipes famous.

My students all have one thing in common: persistence,' < / p> in Addition to the self-playing of the bagpipes, it gives Hettinga class. In his classes, come doedelzakfanatiekelingen of all ages, from beginners to advanced. But the one thing you have to have the ones that are good among the options have in common: persistence.

"It's a very complicated instrument," says Hettinga. "On the one hand, you have to practice with the bag, volblazen, and the pressure in the bag to check, on the other hand, with the fingering."

The most basic is to first learn on a practice instrument: practice chanter, an instrument that's a bit of a flute or similar. Hettinga: "in order To really be a good guitar to learn to play, and you have, of course, patience is required. However, if you have a couple of the chords, we can with some fun songs to play."

On the bagpipes, it is not like that. Before you can even think of a bagpipe is in your hands, you're already two years in the future. According to Hettinga, it is the playing of the bagpipes, not a hobby, but a lifestyle.

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