The National Piping Centre's Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book and online video should be your first step in learning how to play the bagpipes. Buy it and a practice chanter to begin your journey. Volume 1 will show you the first steps to learning the bagpipe. It gives you all the information you need as far as finger placement, finger exercises and your first bagpipe tunes. The newest edition of the green book now has 82 pages packed with lessons for the beginner.
You can follow along with the online video that is now found online. You will find the link to the free online video in the forward of the book. This is a must-have book if you are planning on starting right!
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The Green Book
Posted by Brett Radcliff on 16th Jul 2020
Every piper I asked said get the Green book. This the standard that all other Tutor books are judged by. Love it, Great book, Great service!
pipers “go to bible”
Posted by jim dorian on 11th Feb 2019
Used it for years. Currently have 4 adult students who are all progressing rapidly.
Posted by Gage on 5th Jun 2018
This book has worked great so far and I highly reccomend it to anyone who wants to learn the bagpipes!
College of Piping new illustrations.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Feb 2018
Although the book itself is the same, some of the illustrations are harder to follow. The fingerings in the beginning of the book are harder to see than the old ones. Also, the picture at the beginning does not show the letter names for the fingers like previous version did. Also, did not come with the CD-Rom/Audio disc. So, does someone need to re-record this? Seems like a lesser product for the sum of $27.50. (John's reply: Thanks for the feedback; we'll pass along to the College. Please note that the CD is now found online).