Getting Started Program

Getting Started Program

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Do you want to learn to play the Bagpipe?

  You don't need a set of bagpipes to get started with this program!    You only need the following:

  • a practice chanter,
  • my book with audio and
  • a lesson with me for 30 minutes per week.

More about the program:

In this program you will:

  • Learn to read music!
  • Learn to read rhythm! ​
  • Learn to sight read!
  • Learn to become independent and accomplished!

This program comes with a hard copy of the book with a digital back up and .mp3 audio.  


The Lessons

  • ​Lesson 1   Rhythm and Meter 
  • Lesson 2   Holding the Chanter
  • Lesson 3   Reading Music
  • Lesson 4   Adding our Feet
  • Lesson 5   Blowing the Chanter
  • Lesson 6   What's a Crossing Noise?
  • Lesson 7   The GDE Grace Notes
  • Lesson 8   Playing Grace Notes Between Intervals
  • Lesson 9   Scots Wha Hae
  • Lesson 10  Amazing Grace
  • Lesson 11  The Blue Bells of Scotland
  • Lesson 12  Bonnie Prince Charlie (Will Ye No Come Back Again) 
  • Lesson 13  Johnnie Scobie (A No Awa Te Bide Awa)
  • Lesson 14  Scotland the Brave

Tools to Improve Technique

  • Ornament Worksheet
  • The Taorluath Tune
  • Exercises for Control
  • Rhythm Syllable Answers 

The Tunes (This repertoire could be played for any event!)

  • A No Awa Te Bide Awa
  • All the Way to Galaway
  • Amazing Grace
  • Anchors Away (Navy)
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • At the River
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Back to Donegal
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • Bonnie Dundee
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Brown Haird Maiden
  • Caissons Go Rolling Along (Army)
  • Daniel's Lament
  • Danny Boy
  • Emily's March
  • Evelyn's Scale Strathspey
  • Foster's Garden
  • Garry Owen
  • George Roy's March
  • God Bless America
  • Going Home
  • High Road to Gairloch
  • Highland Laddie
  • I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Johnnie Scobie
  • Kelly, The Boy from Killane
  • Let Erin Remember
  • Lord Eric's Return to Efrat
  • Mac Pic's Reel
  • MacIntosh's Lament
  • Maggies Lament
  • Off We Go (Air Force)
  • Over There
  • ​Patty's Jiggity Jig
  • Rab's Wedding in Jig Form
  • Roy T's Hornpipe
  • Ryan's March
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Scots Wha Hae
  • Semper Paratus (Coast Guard)
  • The Barren Rocks of Aden
  • The Blue Bells of Scotland
  • The Crusader's March
  • The Duke of Gordon in Jig Time
  • The Glendaurel Highlanders
  • The Green Hills of Tyrol
  • The Irish Washerwoman
  • The Jolly Beggerman
  • The Keel Row
  • The Kilt is My Delight
  • The Lady in the Bottle 
  • The Marines Hymn
  • The Minstrel Boy
  • The Pikeman's March
  • The Rowan Tree
  • The Scots Guard's March Through Jerusalem
  • The Taorluath Tune 
  • The Wearing of the Green
  • Tim's Mushrooms
  • Trumpet Voluntary for Bagpipe
  • Twenty Men From Dublin Town
  • When the Battle's Over
  • Will Ye No Come Back Again
  • Willian's Hornpipe
  • Wings
  • You're a Grand Old Flag

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