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Tune Of The Month for Sep 09 - The Caledonian Canal
September 01, 2009

I have chosen a favourite tune of mine The Caladonian Canal as the bagpipe lesson for the Sep 09 mailing. I hope you enjoy the lesson and remember to contact me via the website should you have any questions about the tune.

I recently reviewed an excellent publication - On Parade: A Manual for Drum Majors Modified British Style for Highland Scottish Pipe Bands and Other Marching Bands by Drum Major Edgar T. MacIntyre.

I have written a review which can be found on website at this link.

A few publications back we asked for testimonial submissions. We received an excellent testimonial from Danny Vaughn. Thanks Danny.

We would still like to here from you if you have a testimonial or endorsement.

Anyway that all for this month. Take care and enjoy the lesson.
Bill Robertson

Interactive Bagpipe Tutorials on DVD

My 3 Interactive Bagpipe Tutorials accommodate pipers who just beginning to learn to play the bagpipes right through to those who wish to learn to play Piobaireachd.

You can view the DVD Tutorials at the following links:

While you are on this page take a look at the short video which will give you overview of how the interactive DVD's work.

Pipeline BBC, Radio Scotland:

Radio Scotland have a weekly broadcast called Pipeline. There website has the following statement, "The definitive pipe music program, featuring news and recordings from the piping world". CLICK HERE to go to the Pipeline web site.

The program changes each week at the weekend and lasts just under the hour. Normally it contains quite a lot of mainly good solo piping (sometimes other that Highland), some bands, news, and featured extracts from top contests both solo and band shortly after the events. Some pipers have rather too high a pitch and as a result a thin sound, and odd lapses in rhythm etc., which we all have some more than others. Still, we can all learn from perceptive listening.

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