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Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban
Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban - A bagpipe lesson by P/M Bill Robertson, broken down in sections with commentary. The bagpipe lesson includes audio, video commentary and downloadable sheet music
Hello Bill Can you tell me, is done to use a music stand to read the music whilst playing the pipes if not sure of the tune? myself I don't think so. I
Bruce Campbell Interviews Pipe Major Bill Robertson
Bruce Campbell from Piping World interviews Pipe Major Bill Robertson
Bagpipe Tutorials by Pipe Major Bill Robertson, formerly The Royal Scots.
Pipe Major Bill Robertson's interactive Bagpipe Tutorials. A PDF document with embeded Video and Audio clips. Excellent content and it's easy to use
A bagpipe lesson for Inter-continental Gathering. A march composed by George MacIlwham
Lung Operation (Cancer)
I played the pipes 50 years ago in an RAF pipe band. I've decided to try again with a new gortex bag. However in spite of making the -pipes as airtight
Chanter finger positions
Where can I get sheet music with clear finger positions relating to tunes played, I purchased a book on the internet that professed to having this, but
My drones are having issues
Im a beginner piper, but when I blow my pipes my drones cut out by the time I'm pushing hard enough for my chanter to start, its either one or the other,
I have just lost 3 front teeth upper right in the middle. I have a small plate but it split I'm sure with the blowpipe , as when I play the plate rocks
I was taking out my drones to clean them with a brush and accidentally put the base drone reed in the blowpipe stock and now it is stuck what should I
What bagpipe brand is suitable for B flat orchestral chanter?
Hi Bill, I am having real trouble tuning my high G on the Bagpipe Chanter. It just wont tune to G and does not even register on a tuner. Any suggestions?
Sharp C on chanter
Why is the C slightly sharp on my chanter and other noted slightly off? -(six weeks newbie)
Deger pipes V Highland pipes
I have been an off and on piper for many years and now intend to focus more (work pressures v pipes - now I am retired). Due to breath limitations I am
My Bagipe Sounds Like a Duck?
Ok, so I have a brand new McCallum practice chanter as I recently decided to start playing. As the title implies, my chanter sounds essentially like a
Blow pressure and drone read tone
Can drone reads be adjusted to sound with less air pressure and still maintain a proper tone?
Age 7 started piping at Thornhill .
I was taught to play the bagpipes by a piper at Edenburgh castle the date was around 1944 .He was a Welsh man I think his name was Ross but not shore I
New Band Chanter
Hi Bill Have received my band chanter its MaCullum few years old. The holes are bigger and look to be wider apart. I am having a lot of trouble getting
Playing the Pipes
Hya when trying to play the Pipes, My lips get so sore that i cannot Blow the Chanter, i cannot keep the Chanter in My mouth, it just falls out, i have
Bagpipes vs practise chanter for learning
Hi there. I have recently started learning how to play the bagpipes. I have been using a practise chanter but a couple of days ago I had a friend let me
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