How To Play Bagpipes, Improve Your Rhythm, Clarity of Technique and Good Expression
Learn to play bagpipes with Bill's “Comprehensive Beginners Guide DVD”.
The interactive lessons are suitable for you if you whish to:
Additinally having Bill's video and audio instruction on the screen is almost the same as having bagpipe lessons with him sitting in the room.
Further more Bill provides FREE periodic checkups via SKYPE or by emailing sound files.
Bill's Instruction Method
The tutorial is presented as a 93 page PDF Manual with hyperlinks to Video and Audio files, this makes the tutorial Interactive. Bill uses video and audio lessons to explain, demonstrate or clarify certain things. With your own practice chanter you start on how to commence fingering the chanter then through the earlier exercises and simple tunes relevant to more advanced exercises and suitable tunes that lead on to the pipes.
The DVD Tutorial Includes the following:
Detailed below is the Contents Page from The Comprehensive Beginners Guide
– Rear view of fingering.
– Playing single intervals.
– Playing two note intervals.
– Grace notes/Single intervals with “G” grace note.
– Two note intervals with “G” grace note.
– Playing “G” grace note in descending sequence.
– A series of runs with “G” grace note.
– The “G,D,E,” grace note combination.
– Strikes separating notes.
– First two tunes – simple extracts.
– Bruce's Address (or Scots Wha' Hae).
– The upper hand.
– Cuttings on certain notes.
– Bonnie Galloway.
– The Minstrel Boy.
– The Brown Haired Maiden.
– The Grip or Leamluath.
– The Taorluath.
– Exercises incorporating Grips and Taorluath.
– Doubling exercises from two preceding notes, and Loch Duich exercise.
– Scotland the Brave.
– Colonel Robertson.
– Dornoch Links.
– Aspen Bank.
– The High Road to Linton.
– Paddy O'Rafferty.
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Thanks for your reply to my problem. I'm finding the DVD very useful. I've taken a step back and spent a few days just playing one drone without playing the chanter, which I hadn't done before, and I'm getting better at producing an even sound.
I've also solved the difficulty I was having breathing when playing with the chanter by getting a softer reed. I'm annoyed with myself for not thinking of this solution earlier, it would have saved me from a lot of sweat and light headiness! Now I'm actually loving practising and I look forward to working through the DVD.
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