Bagpipe Tutorial for ChildrenCongratulations! You have purchased one of the most comprehensive textbooks for children for learning the bagpipes. Recommended by the best pipers in the world!The children's textbook is suitable for absolute beginners from the age of 6 as a companion book to the lessons. In our bagpipe school, your child will receive pedagogical tuition of the highest level.The Bagpipe Tutorial for Children contains many tunes composed by our teacher Susy Klinger. Furthermore, it contains the most important finger techniques as well as many exercises that your child needs to successfully learn the bagpipes. Fairy Flora and Patrick MacCrimmon guide your child through the textbook and show how to learn the bagpipes from scratch with playful exercises.This book is also used for training purposes by many bagpipe youth bands as well as bagpipe schools. Its aim is to give the learning child a technically and musically solid foundation and expert guidance on the route to becoming an accomplished piper.To complement the Bagpipe Tutorial for Children, we recommend the Bagpipe Tutorial App. The app is the world's most comprehensive multimedia reference work for fingering techniques that are needed for playing the bagpipes. With the help of over 250 soundtracks and visual displays, your child will learn all the note combinations, embellishments, all the tunes found in the Bagpipe Tutorial as well as many important exercises needed in playing the Scottish bagpipes. With the Bagpipe Tutorial App you always have all the videos for the exercises and tunes available with you on your smart phone or tablet for your child.Susy Klinger's Bagpipe Tutorial for Children sets a milestone in expertly teaching children how to play the Scottish bagpipes. Do you have any questions about playing the bagpipes or are you looking for the right practice chanter? Send us an e-mail. We will be pleased to advise you in detail.
Bagpipe Tutorial (English) by Andreas Hambsch.Recommended by some of the best pipers in the world!Bruce Hitchings, Michael Grey, Robert Watt, Willie McCallum, Dixie Ingram, Rory Crossart and many more. The book is suitable for absolute beginners all the way to advanced pipers, for studying on your own or as a classroom companion book. In 29 easy to understand lessons, you’ll find crystal clear instructions on how to play the bagpipes from scratch. Also used for training purposes by many professional bands and bagpipe schools. The book aims to give the student the basic information to create a technically and musically solid foundation that will provide expert help and guidance on the route to becoming an accomplished piper. Andreas Hambsch began playing the bagpipes in 1993. He has won many high profile solo competitions and for some years was also a member of a Scottish Grade 1 professional bagpipe band, competing against the best pipe bands in the world. In 2007, he completed his teacher’s examination at the Scottish College of Piping and received the college of piping highest diploma in the art of bagpipe playing in 2010. He then opened a bagpipe school and since then has worked as a full time teacher teaching students from all over the world.Highly recommended by some of the best pipers in the world: Bagpipe Tutorial App also available for download from itunes/google
A music theory book for bagpipe payers, in EnglishThis book is a must have for all pipers! Although the word "theory" makes many pipers cringe, understanding music theory is essential if you want to play the bagpipe well. This is an easy to follow book with exercises and an answer key to help yourself along.
In English. The National Piping Centre Piobaireachd Tutor Book. This book replaces the College of Piping Piobaireachd Tutor 4.This book sets out the specaliased embellishments required to play piobaireachd, together with tunes which are graded in order of difficulty. A step-by-step guide as taught by the National Piping Centre in Scotland. You will learn the piobaireachd movements and embellishments that are found in the tune you are working on. Each embellishment has a full written explanation, as well as clear audio demonstations, available here: After working on the embellishments, you will learn to play the theme and the suceeding variations.You will also discover more about tune structure and classification. The structure of each piobaireachd is explained in the chapter where the tune appears and there is also an appendix with more detail on structure and classification. Through understanding the structure, you will be able to phrase the melody correctly and it also makes it easier to remember. Information on canntairneachd (the oral tradition of piobaireachd) is also included in this book. The canntairneachd version of each embellishment is explained and there is also a score of the tune with both staff and canntairneachd notation. The audo files have sung excerpts from the tunes in canntairneachd. Piobaireachd (which can also be spelt pibroch) is a Gaelic word which literally means piping. Its roots lie deep in the musical culture of the Highlands of Scotland and is closely associated with the Gaelic language, the beautiful and expressive melodies of Gaelic song and the Highland harp tradition. Individual tunes consist of theme and variations, which can become more complex as the piobaireachd progresses. The length can vary from five minutes to about twenty minutes.The piobaireachd tradition in Scotland is rich and varied and tunes were often passed down through the generations using a form of singing called canntaireachd. The notation is introduced in this book. Reflecting the rich history of the Highlands, many of the tunes have tales and events associated with them - gatherings, battles, births and deaths. Playing piobaireachd is a wonderful way to enjoy a greater insight into the culture of the Highlands.Piobaireachd is also known as Ceol Mor, which means big or great music. The tunes give more scope for individual interpretation than light music and while Ppiobaireach can be a challenge, it also offers great music reward for pipers.
Piobaireachd Fingerwork Book + CD in EnglishPiobaireachd Fingerwork enthält 118 Übungen zu Piobaireachd Movements sowie fünf komplette Piobaireachds.Nur in Englisch erhältlich!Piobaireachd Fingerwork takes exactly the same approach as its predecessor, breaking the difficult technique of piobaireachd into bite-size morsels that are understandable and that come together into complete movements.There are 118 exercises and five complete piobaireachds to help you put the exercises into practice. All are recorded into mp3 files that are easily downloaded from a web location specified in the book.The book deals not only with piobaireachd movements, it also describes the most common piobaireachd variations (dithis, siubhal, breabach, etc) and how they have been traditionally played.One whole chapter is devoted to how to read scores as printed in the Piobaireachd Society and Kilberry collections. Another details the intricacies of canntaireachd, the pipers’ musical language.Piobaireachd Fingerwork even addresses movements as they were published well before the Piobaireachd Society, in the works of Angus Mackay, Donald MacDonald and others.If you’ve always wanted to try piobaireachd, or if you want to improve your fundamentals in a logical, proven, and easy-to-understand method, this is your chance!
Rythmic Fingerworks Book + CD in EnglishThere is no piping instruction book quite like this one, where you are encouraged and taught how to improve your music by focusing on your technique. Here in a nutshell is what Rhythmic Fingerwork can offer you:141 exercises covering all light music techniqueDetailed instruction on how to play and practise each exerciseAudio CD demonstrating all exercisesA practical philosophy to help you understand gracenotingSuitable for all levels except complete beginners, Rhythmic Fingerwork has gone through 5 printings since its release in 1998 and continues to draw raves for it common-sense approach to the difficult technique of the Highland bagpipe. In addition to being a great self-study tool, it is also a great practical tool for teachers and teaching programs
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 3 (full colour). This book replaces the College of Piping Tutor Book 3. In Englisch!En anglaisEnhance your technique development, learn new tunes and top up your bagpipe music theory with this well presented and intuitive tutor book.The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 3 is the natural progression from the The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1. Tutor Book 3 provides an introduction to the playing of competition marches, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes and jigs. There are also tunes for dancing and lessons on standard pieces such as Scotland the Brave and Flowers of the Forest. This Tutor 3 book was first published in 1969 and authored by Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Peartson who where co-founders of the College of Piping. It has undergone several revisions over the years and as a result of the incorporation of the College of Piping into the National Piping Centre in May 2018, the book was brought up to date and is now printed in full colour.
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 2 (full colour). This book replaces the College of Piping Tutor Book 2. In English!En anglaisPublished by the National Piping Centre Scotland. For many learner pipers the biggest hurdle they encounter is making the transition from the practice chanter to the bagpipes. There is a lot contend with, such as mastering the blowing technique, getting used to the bag and drones, building stamina, learning how to maintain and care for the instrument, tuning, reed manipulation and ho to perform in public and as a soloist or with other groups of pipers or musicians.The book is a step-by-step approach to the highland bagpipes. Each skill is taught in a logical, progressive manner using tried and tested methods gathered from combined experience of the teaching staff at the National Piping Centre.Learn how to tune your bagipes, how to adjust your drones reeds, how to tie in a bagpipe bag and learn how to strike in your pipes.... just some of the lessons that can be found in the The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 2.
Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 (Formerly College of Piping Tutor Book 1)In May 2018 the National Piping Centre incorporated the College of Piping. For 2019 there is a NEW Cover for the famous "Green Tutor", the College of Piping Tutor 1. This exciting modern look continues the longevity of the excellent information contained within.This is the perfect bagpipe tutor book providing bagpipe lessons for beginners onwards. Bagpipers and bagpipe teachers refer to this bagpipe tutor book as "the Green Book"First produced in 1952, this book by the College of Piping's then Joint Principals Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston, is by far the biggest selling book on learning to play the bagpipe ever issued, selling to date around 500,000 copies worldwide.This is the book that has guided the progression of thousands of learners from the basic techniques to successfully mastering the great highland bagpipe.In this latest edition (summer 2017), the book’s original integrity has been maintained – a testament to the authors’ clarity, coherence, and ‘connection’ with the learner – whilst taking cognisance of current PDQB guidelines. Here you will find useful online video clips for each lesson in this tutor book: