The Bagpipe Place Tutorial
This tutor is dedicated to everyone who wants to play the bagpipes but believes they are too old, too
young, or that they don't have enough talent to do it. I'm here to tell you that you can do it and I'm
going to show you how! It's just that simple!|
Adults learn differently than youngsters. They
are generally more cautious and less intuitive. A youngster may mimic an embellishment or phrase correctly
without understanding what he or she is doing where most adults need to break it down and understand
it before they'll even attempt it.
This learning path is very appropriate for both adults and
youngsters. I developed my thoughts and techniques teaching adults and youngsters over the past thirty
years. Currently I teach bagpipes at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield Wisconsin.
Following this curriculum my beginning students are able to play all the tunes on the bagpipes in about
If you're an adult student, I'd like you to read this first. It's worth the
few minutes that it will take to read. Can I guarantee that you'll be able to learn correctly and play
these tunes. Yes, I know that I can.
a metronome and playing beat-to-beat
First tune - Auld Lang Syne
Strikes or "echo beats"
tune - Star of County Down
Third tune - Glasgow
City Police Pipers
Playing on the beat
Fourth tune - Scots Wa Hae
and Heavy Throw on D
Double High G
Fifth tune - Robin Adair
Marching to the
Double High A
Light and Heavy D Strikes
Double-timing the metronome
Sixth tune - Will
Ye No Come Back Again
Doublings of D, E, and F
Doublings of B and C
Seventh tune - High Road to Gairlock
More on doublings of B and C
The Beat - Where it's at!
re-introduce Robin Adair with birl
Eigth tune - Bonnie Galloway
Ninth tune - The Blue Bells of Scotland
Harmonies and Counter-Melodies
The Blue Bells of Scotland
Tenth tune - We're no awa tae bide awa
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