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After years of bagpiping, I've learned the pipes' ubiquitous hum and piercing wail can captivate both people and animals. This essay explores that power and includes personal notes from people who were touched by the music.

Foot tapping. It's a natural reaction to good music from any genre. Some of us just can't help it. Every day, millions of people everywhere are tapping to a tune. Are we missing an opportunity to harness this "untapped" source of power?

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