Practice goose

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A practice goose is a small bag used when learning to play the Scottish bagpipes.[1]

Generally, bagpipe students begin learning on a practice chanter, which is aspirated directly by the player blowing into it. Eventually, as one becomes more proficient, one may switch to a practice goose, which is a small air bladder (significantly smaller than that of a full set of pipes) with a single mouthpiece and a single outlet. The goose may or may not come equipped with a chanter; if not, the player supplies their own chanter. Unlike the full bagpipes, the practice goose does not have drones.


  1. ^ McGillivray, Murray (2011). Old English Reader. Broadview Press. p. 120. ISBN 9781770482104.