Our deluxe learn to play the bagpipe kit includes a College of Piping tutor book, online video link, practice chanter with reed, carrying case, and extra practice chanter reed. You will find the link to the free online video in the forward of the book.
Start yourself on your way to playing the bagpipes. You can order the set with either our child size practice chanter (16.5" length for kids 9 and under), our regular (18.5" length for adults) or our long length practice chanter (22" length).
We recommend the long for adults. For very young learners 9 years and under we recommend the child size.
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book and free 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.
You can follow along with the online CD. This is a must-have book if you are planning on starting right!
Check out our blog about "Getting Your New Practice Chanter from J Higgins":https://www.jhiggins.net/blog/getting-your-new-practice-chanter-from-j-higgins/
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Posted by David Young on 11th Jun 2021
I would suggest not shipping with USPS in the future. It is sitting at the same facility for 5days. (John's reply: Yes, USPS has been experiencing a lot of delays mainly due to COVID in 2020 and 2021. But, so have UPS and FedEx).
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Posted by Ethan Hardy on 6th Sep 2020
I recently purchased a beginner practice chanter set and boy was I amazed. This set is definitely worth the money. The reeds and the chanter were hemped well. The book is very easy to follow. Musical knowledge and theory will help you along. I will definitely look to this company for future purchases.
Posted by Dick Huber on 13th Aug 2020
The kit did not contain directions on assembling the chanter and reed; so went online to find directions. Tutor book easy to follow. (John's reply: We show photos of how to assemble the chanter directly on the kit page as well as in our blog).
Great way to start learning!
Posted by Amy M. on 6th Jan 2020
I'm very impressed with this starter kit for the price. The chanter is made of high quality polypenco with beveled holes and waxed hemp which makes for a nice seal when the chanter is put together for playing. Two reeds were a plus in case one goes bad or gets too wet to play and I need to swap out. I like the case as well and especially like the tutor book!
The book has the fingering positions explained via pictures and reviews the importance of ensuring you do not move on to the next lesson without mastering the first. The book even explained that I would likely have thumb or wrist pain to start in my left hand when practicing/learning low G which would dissipate with time and practice (true on both counts by the way).
I'm very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn how to play the pipes without killing your wallet.
Posted by Louis Rogers on 17th Sep 2019
I gave 3 stars as I have no experience to rate any higher. While the chanter is good, there were no instructions other than the book. So for a beginner it is a little lacking. I just started, so far I have not found any information on the "online CD". I will update review as I progress
Posted by Bruce Bardall on 22nd Aug 2019
How the book is written makes it easy to learn. I highly recommend this product.
Posted by Unknown on 30th Apr 2018
the product was back orders j ust got it last , so far I'm satisfied with it
Posted by Unknown on 1st Sep 2017
Very quick delivery of a very good product. Everything I need to learn. Thanks.
Perfect starter kit for beginners
Posted by Riley on 28th Aug 2017
My husband and I are both learning the bag pipes and we just completed lesson 1. The chanter is high quality. Also, I found the lessons to be very informative and easy to follow. I love that the CD comes with exams/study materials. This has helped me quickly memorize the scales, notes, etc. The videos are also very helpful in hearing and seeing what the notes should be like. Lastly, J Higgins customer service was excellent. They answered my questions right away and were quite knowledgable. We also received our order quicker than we expected.