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Bagpipe sheet music.

Good Morning! I stumbled upon your Website when I was looking for a bagpipe blog I could ask my question in. I'm getting married next October and my fiancé

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Looking for info on previous P/M

Hi Bill, my Partner and I are wondering if you knew Her Grandfather George Fraser who was Royal Scots. We believe he was Pipe Major late 50's. Unfortunately

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There’s a big secret about video marketing – most of it doesn’t work…

Right now Youtube has over 81,000,000 videos. However, only a tiny fraction of them ever receive any significant traffic…

To be more specific less than 0.33% (that’s one third of a percent) ever even reach the 1 million view mark.

Even more confronting, is that over half those 81 million videos (53% to be exact) receive less than 500 views during their entire life.

What this means is that the lion’s share of the traffic goes to a very select few Channels on Youtube.

The good news is a number of these elite channels actually follow an insanely simple formula to repeatedly produce these traffic-hauling videos over and over again.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Kamak San

Kamak San, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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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

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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?

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Arniston Castle - A free bagpipe lesson

Arniston Castle, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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Blowing

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

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St Andrews Cross - A free bagpipe lesson

St Andrews Cross, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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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

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Braemar Highland Gathering

Braemar Highland Gathering, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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Striking in

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.

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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?

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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

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