Electronic Bagpipes were developed in the 1970s to provide an authentic bagpipe sound digitally. There are many advantages to having electronic bagpipes including size. They are considerably smaller, so you can place them into a backpack, and practice anytime and anywhere. The digital bagpipes create a rich and authentic sound with features you can’t find on traditional bagpipes.
Electronic Bagpipes and Practice Chanters by Blair and Fagerstrom feature built in metronomes, adjustable pitch, Highland Bagpipe and Small Pipe sounds, depending on the model. They allow you to practice quietly and will teach you to have delicate finger control, since you do not have to close the holes but only make contact with them to create the notes.
They are perfect for learning and practicing, but have also been used professionally in bands to create the sound of the bagpipes without the bulk of the instrument.