A practice chanters is a key component of learning to play the bagpipes. It is a musical instrument that resembles a recorder or a flute but is specifically designed to help individuals practice and develop the necessary skills before transitioning to the full bagpipes.

Materials: Practice chanters are often made of wood or plastic. Wooden chanters may have a more traditional feel, while plastic chanters are durable and resistant to changes in humidity.

Skill Development: As proficiency with the practice chanter increases, individuals can transition to playing the full bagpipes. The skills acquired on the practice chanter form a solid foundation for playing the complete instrument.