Amazing Grace with full drones.
Folks, this is a stamina test if ever there was one. And it's far from perfect. 3-4 chokes (when you hear nothing from my chanter), 1 fingering error coming down from the high A to the F, and a wavering in tone on the high A (not enough air in the bag). This is a process, and not an easy one. But, I will get there. I have to remind myself that I'm learning and not beat myself up for not being perfect.
Next time you see someone playing Amazing Grace at a funeral, wait till they are done, let them catch their breath, and tell them well done. Because this is not easy, and they've put a lot of time and money to get where they can play it without fingering errors, without tone wobbles and without chokes.
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