Bagpipe music has seen more than four millennium years. The Bagpipe instruments are said to be exist from 1,300 B.C. This is the oldest musical instrument present in market now. Though it may have undergone lot of changes, the basic phenomenon and working mechanism has remained same. A Bagpipe instrument player is called as â€œpiperâ€œ.
When the bagpiper blows air into the Bag through Blow pipe. The bag holds the air and regulates the flow of air through the drone when the piper compresses the bellow. The drone tuner attached with the bag is used to adjust the pitch and frequency of the output sound. As Bagpipe instruments are used in all the countries music, there are lot of different types of Bagpipes available. Those bagpipes follows same mechanism, but differs in shape, size, cost, output sound range etc. Great Highland Bagpipe, Austrian Guita, Galcian Guita, Pastoral Pipes, Scottish small pipes etc are some of the popular types of Bagpipes. In 20th century bagpipe Music were used also in folk music, rock music, jazz and other music styles.
Bagpipe instruments are portable with small in size and can be carried in hand easily. It produces high pitch output very easily without any sound amplifiers.