The Oban Times, 16 October, 1915
The Chanter Scale
35 Clifford Street, Glasgow, 10 October, 1915
Sir,–If my conception of musical sound the normally correct, and a rudimentary practical experience of the bagpipe and “open Sesame” to your columns on the subject, I would pronounce the following series of notes to embrace the compass of the chanter scale, viz.:–
Mr. MacPharlain interprets G as the same both high and low.
I have seen it stated that the high G is not exactly either G natural or G sharp on the A scale, but a compromise.
To my ear this note, under equal and constant pressure of air, sounds G sharp on the chanter, the relation between the 2G notes being that of Te and Tah or Fe and Fah in the sole fun notation.–I am, etc.,