Guest Michael Eskin Posted September 28, 2004 Share Posted September 28, 2004 I'm interested in recommendations for exercises I can do to increase my bellows change speed in the context of playing traditional Irish tunes. I'm finding that as I putting more and more tunes on the instrument (already a session/step dance band player on Uilleann pipes, mandolin, etc.) , I'm hitting a wall around 75 bpm in my reels, not so much in the pressing of the keys, but in getting enough speed in the bellows reversals to not have it impact the sounding time of the notes. Sort of hard to describe, but since there are no local players I can talk to or much discussion of this in the available instructional books I can find, I'm hoping that there might be some specific exercises that would help me get greater speed in my bellows changes. Thanks for any suggestions, Michael Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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