The asturian bagpipe falls within the group of wind instruments or aerophones and the main characteristic is its air tank called the bellows.
The different pieces that make up this group are the following:
Bag made from the tanned hide skin of a goat, although it is currently manufactured in more modern materials. Stocks are the pieces that allow the union of the bag to the chanter, to the blowpipe and to the dron. Blowpipe is the part of the bagpipe that allows air to enter the bag and prevents it from escaping to the outside thanks to a leather reed. Dron is responsible for producing a low note called the bass, which sounds whenever the bagpipe is being played. It is composed of three parts and is assembled with each other thanks to the spikes. Chanter is in charge of producing the melody thanks to the to skill of the musician who covers and uncovers its holes. Its interior is conical.
Generally, a wood is sought that weighs little, as good sonority, is resistant, and has an attractive appearance. Normally the most used wood is the boxwood, but ebony, granadillo, mopane, cocobolo, kingwood, santos rosewood, tulip wood, pequia or bubinga