Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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How to Practice
Order of Study
Rhythm and Reading Music
Exercises 
Tunes


Bagpipes:
Transition to Bagpipes
Tuning a Bagpipe


Getting Better:
Using Midi files

Intermediate exercises
Advanced

Band repertoire


Links:
Where to buy equipment

Links to teachers
Links to Organisations
Links to pipe bands
Links (other)

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Pipewriter

Pipewriter is a program written by Alan Corrie developed in collaboration with Lindsay Davidson in the late 1990s. It was published by The Complete Piping Service (no longer trading) and was later released for free download via the pipewriter website.

The program is used for writing and playing back tunes. Many such products are now available on the market, often with very advanced sound options. This program is free to help you learn.

It can be used to assist in the learning process and in preparing material for pipe bands.

Click here to download about 100 tunes and the program itself in a zip file.

 Open the zip  file then click on 'setup', and the rest should be automatic from there.

Rudiments Index

Hand Position and the Scale
Crossing sounds
G Gracenotes
D Gracenotes
E Gracenotes
G,D,E Gracenotes exercise
Strikes
Throws
Doublings - general principles
Low G Doublings
Low A Doublings
B Doublings
C Doublings
D Doublings
E Doublings
F Doublings
High G Doublings
High A Doublings
Grips
Taorluath
Birl
Tachum
Hara
About this project
Lindsay Davidson
About the author