For the determination of the several types of bagpipe I apply codes, consisting of sections
(each divided in elements of 1 or more positions).
Since an instrument is not always available for a close scrutiny (picture, stage performance, &c.), I decided to use the external characteristics for a first determination.
To allow a more detailed description (based on personal research, literature or other sources), I added codes, each of which indicates one of the non-visible parts (such as reeds, &c.), or certain features of an instrument. Some of the latter features may even be unique for only one particular type of instrument.
The codes are intended to be applied to generalities of bagpipe types (the Irish Uilleann pipes, the Spanish Bot, the Russian Volynka, &c.), not for the description of individual instruments.
This survey shows the internal structure of the dictionary, based on these codes, allowing the reader to focus on any of the particular aspects of its contents.
NB: The number of stocks mentioned below are those for chanter(s) and drone(s) only. The stock for the blowpipe or bellows is NOT included, since its presence is already implied in the definition of the type.
term used for single reeds, the tongue of which is cut into their base; If damaged, such a reed has to be replaced entirely; If cut directly in the tube(s) of so-called "primitive clarinets", replacement is impossible, of course
term used for single reeds, the tongue of which is attached to a frame, in which it can vibrate freely (i.e. without touching the frame); Occurs in several eastern Asian hornpipes and mouth organs (Compare accordion "reeds")
term used for the church-modes in Mediaeval music that lie a quarter below the authentic modes; a melody is called plagal if the tonic lies a quarter above its lowest note (not counting a leading tone)
household words (in preparation)
expressions & proverbs (in preparation)
term(s) used alternatively in a literary context (in preparation)
anecdotes (in preparation)
jokes (➺ Bagpipes in jest)
metaphors (in preparation)
diminutives (in preparation)
augmentatives (in preparation)
plural only terms (in preparation)
synonyms (in preparation)
transliteration of Greek γγ (2x gamma): ➺ ng (e.g. Άγγεῖον: ➺ Angion)
transliteration of Greek Γκ / γκ (gamma + kappa): ➺ G/g (e.g. Γκαϊντάρης: ➺ Gaidaris)
transliteration of Greek Δ/δ (delta): ➺ Dh/dh (e.g. Δαχτυλίδι: ➺ Dhachtylidhi)
transliteration of Greek Η/η (eta): ➺ Y/y (Classical Attic: ➺ Ē/ē)
transliteration of Greek Μπ / μπ (mu + pi): ➺ B/b (e.g. Μπερτσάλο: ➺ Bertsalo)
transliteration of Greek Ντ / ντ (nu + tau): ➺ D/d (e.g. Ντιβριντίνα: ➺ Divridina)