The Beginners Bagpipe Tutorial is a practical and detailed guide for beginners and teachers alike. Most of the lessons include text accompanied by audio and video instruction to explain or clarify the aspects of playing the bagpipes. The demonstrations endeavour to leave as little as possible to the imagination.


105 LESSONS GROUPED INTO FOUR MAIN SECTIONS:

  1. Basic fingering broken down/methodically and as normally played with simplified tunes interspersed in early stages
  2. Light music with attention to clear execution, rhythm and expression from simpler tunes through to intermediate level.
  3. Bonus of extra tunes tutorials.
  4. Bagpipe maintenance, reed setting, how to commence playing and tuning.

PLUS:

  • 85+ videos
  • 100+ audio files.
  • Downloadable music scores for tunes


With your own practice chanter, you start on how to commence fingering the chanter then through to exercises and simple tunes relevant to more advanced exercises and suitable tunes that lead on to the pipes. 

To further help, Bill intersperses his playing with comments about the technique or tune he is playing.

The Beginners Bagpipe Tutorial suitable if you wish to:

  • Have detailed guidance right from the beginning of learning to play the Highland Bagpipe.
  • Improve your rhythm.
  • Improve your clarity of execution.
  • Develop good expression.

It is also a valuable tool for those providing or conducting bagpipe lessons.

COURSE CURRICULUM


  Introduction
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  Early Basic Fingering
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  Music theory and pipe music
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  First tunes simplified
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  Doublings and relevant tunes
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  Cuttings
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  Four More Tunes
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  Little finger technique and relevant tunes
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  Tachums
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  Tunes in various rhythms
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  Extra Tunes (i)
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  Extra Tunes (ii) - Mostly Audio
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  The Highland Bagpipes, Acquiring & Setting Up
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  Positioning and Playing the pipes.
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  Basic Bagpipe Maintenance
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  Music Writing Exercise FromMemory
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Beginners Bagpipe Tutorial - Monthly Subscription.

Lean how to play bagpipes, improve your rhythm, clarity of technique and good expression.

Learn to play bagpipes with Bill's “Beginners Bagpipe Tutorial”. Bill's has developed his bagpipe lessons using 3 media, namely, written text, audio and video files are used to explain or clarify a point.


The interactive lessons are suitable for you if you wish to:

  • Have good detailed guidance right from the beginning of learning to play the Highland Bagpipe.
  • Improve your rhythm.
  • Improve your clarity of execution.
  • Develop good expression.


Bill uses video and audio lessons to explain, demonstrate or clarify certain things. With your own practice chanter you start on how to commence fingering the chanter then through the earlier exercises and simple tunes relevant to more advanced exercises and suitable tunes that lead on to the pipes.


The text with illustrations, and music, accompanied by demonstrations, endeavour to leave as little as possible to the imagination. Exercises on technique etc., are numerous, but interspersed with simple tunes relative to preceding exercises to encourage, and relieve any monotony on exercises. 


The interactive bagpipe lesson demonstrations are in audio and video, often broken down and as played for good clarity.

This is a subscription product billed on a monthly basis until you cancel. Cancel anytime from the account management page.
$75

Beginners Bagpipe Tutorial - One Time Purchase

Lean how to play bagpipes, improve your rhythm, clarity of technique and good expression.

Learn to play bagpipes with Bill's “Beginners Bagpipe Tutorial”. Bill's has developed his bagpipe lessons using 3 media, namely, written text, audio and video files are used to explain or clarify a point.


The interactive lessons are suitable for you if you wish to:

  • Have good detailed guidance right from the beginning of learning to play the Highland Bagpipe.
  • Improve your rhythm.
  • Improve your clarity of execution.
  • Develop good expression.


Bill uses video and audio lessons to explain, demonstrate or clarify certain things. With your own practice chanter you start on how to commence fingering the chanter then through the earlier exercises and simple tunes relevant to more advanced exercises and suitable tunes that lead on to the pipes.


The text with illustrations, and music, accompanied by demonstrations, endeavour to leave as little as possible to the imagination. Exercises on technique etc., are numerous, but interspersed with simple tunes relative to preceding exercises to encourage, and relieve any monotony on exercises. 


The interactive bagpipe lesson demonstrations are in audio and video, often broken down and as played for good clarity.