This program is designed to teach a new bagpipe student to play Amazing Grace from scratch!
Here is what you will learn in this program:
- How to finger the bagpipe chanter
- How to read notes
- How to read rhythm
- How to play basic ornamentation
- How to play the tune “Amazing Grace
You only need a pencil for the first lesson!
Do I need a set of bagpipes?
No, the only thing that you will need to complete this program is a "Practice Chanter". The Practice Chanter is $75.00 plus shipping and can be purchased by pushing the tab above reordering the program. Most of my students buy their pipes after they can play a few tunes on the practice chanter. This process takes 8 to 12 months depending on how you practice.
What if I can’t read music?
Music is a simple graph. Anyone at any age can learn to read notation and rhythm. You will get the basics needed to play Amazing Grace.
How much time do I need to practice?
I tell my students that you could start with 15 minutes per day. Truth be told; more of more is more! How long do you want this to be a project. If you practice an hour per day, learning to play the bagpipes is a 2 year project, 30 minutes a day is a 5 year project and whenever you feel like it could take the rest of your life.
What do I do when I’m finished with this program?
The fastest way to become a bagpiper is with private lessons. Lessons are 30 minutes per week. I'll give you 2 free lessons to start so that we can get acquainted. You will need a copy of my book "Bagpipes For Beginners" and a practice chanter.
If you are looking for a book that has all of the tunes that you need to play to get started as a bagpiper, consider our book "Bagpipes For Beginners". This starts with all of the Massed Band Tunes and includes tunes for every occasion. Click on this link for more information: Bagpipes For Beginners