Our deluxe learn to play the bagpipe kit includes a College of Piping tutor book, online video link, J. Higgins 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 (kids 9 and under), our standard length practice chanter (18.5") or our long practice chanter (22") that gives you the finger spacing similar to the bagpipe chanter when you get to your pipes.
We recommend the standard for younger kids 10 and above, and the long for adults who will be able to feel the holes better. For very young learners 9 years and under we recommend the child size.
The College of Piping 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!
If you would like some advice from John Higgins, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (800) 426-7268 and John will guide you through the process of just starting out on your practice chanter.
John started piping in 1969. He climbed the ranks to become an Open class professional piper. He is a 4 time US Open champion and also won just about every major Open contest in America, and was P/M of a grade 1 band. He also competed around the Scottish solo circuit picking up prizes, and played in both the Silver Medal and Gold Medal competitions in Oban and Inverness, figuring in the price list on a few occasions.
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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.