So, just when I was at the point ( again) of tuning my pipes, the chanter reed started squealing big time and every time on low G and D. Ugh! So, in went a new reed, easy enough. But this reed was a bit harder than the old one and that was my downfall and backsliding with my pipes progress.
It took me two weeks to get strong enough to play that reed. No about of licking and squeezing was helping much. I am now also making sure that I have at least two reeds on the go so that I will have one ready at any time if the other goes squealy.
The win for today was: I played The Dark Isle on the pipes. Very nice 🙂 To my biased ears anyway :P.
I had to stop tapping my foot to the metronome. I was starting to tap to the playing and generally ignoring the metronome. I stopped tapping my foot and started to listen to the metronome. BIG difference!