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Tune Of The Month for July 09 - Dundee City Police Pipe Band
July 01, 2009

I have chosen Dundee City Police Pipe Band as the bagpipe lesson for the July 09 mailing.

The tune was composed by Jimmy Shand, MBE. Jimmy was a prolific composer and musician and enjoyed a career that spanned more than 70 years. Knighted in 1999, Jimmy Shand will always be associated Scotland and its music

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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