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The Caledonian Canal - Free Interactive Bagpipe Lessons by PM Bill Robertson
PM Bill Robertson's free bagpipe lesson for The Caledonian Canal, ex 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots. Includes audio, video clips and a downloadable PDF document.
Drone reeds falling into the bag
Hi, My drone reeds have fallen into the bag and i don't know how to get them back out... It would be grate if someone could tell me how to get them back
1st pipe set up new player
Hi Bill, I'm teaching my daughter to play the pipes. We have an old 1960s Lowrie to start her off. Bag size is small and length of blowpipe short. But
Drones doubling how can I fix this.
Hi Bill I am using ezeetone drone reeds with a Ross set up, but recently I have had trouble with my drones. I have tried using sm90 drones too (my pipe
Can't get the proper sounding bagpipes
Hi Bill, I recently purchased some bagpipes. I've set it up, but I can't seem to get the proper sound out. I'm not sure if it is me or the bagpipes.
cleaning the bag
I am new to the bagpipes although I've been playing Irish/Scottish music for many years. I have some bagpipes that have been laying in a box for a few
Kamak San, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
Reed chirps off and on while striking in and tuning drones
Hi Bill, I am unable to strike in or tune my drones without the chanter reed chirping in and out. It is very frustrating because the only way to stop
Tenor drone problem
Hi Bill, When I strike in my pipes sound fine, but when I get the chanter going sometimes the tenor drones stop producing sound. Is this a reed problem?
Arniston Castle - A free bagpipe lesson
Arniston Castle, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
Hi Bill, I have just started playing the pipes and I have braces on my teeth, therefore my lips are weak. I find it really hard to get all the air
St Andrews Cross - A free bagpipe lesson
St Andrews Cross, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
Memories of the late Pipe major John T MacKenzie ( Scots Guards, 1st Batt)
Dear Pipe Major Robertson, I just came across your website today, and I think it's wonderful.! I like to mention J.T MacKenzie, because he took me on
Braemar Highland Gathering
Braemar Highland Gathering, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
Does anyone have any tips for getting a good, clean strike in? I am struggling to avoid the squeaky, slow progression to drone and chanter unity.
Tape on chanter
Should one use tape over the chanter holes to tune? If so, is there a limit to how many holes can be taped?
Whay causes a reed to stop playing
Good day, I am experiencing my Chanter reed failing by making a low muffled sound or little sound while being played. I have had this happen on two separate
Drying after playing
Hi Bill, After playing my bagpipes, is there a good estimate for air drying before placing them back in their case? William
Control of speed/timing.
Hello Bill, Could you please tell me if your video disc tutorial includes a Follow the bouncing ball format when reading the music to a new tune.The speed/timing
Donald MacKillop, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
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