Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidsonbringing quality 'piping instruction to you for free
The date is July 2021...
People are now accessing the web via iPads, smartphones, tablets and even some old fashioned computers with big screens.
And, alas, the site was designed long, long ago for big old-fashioned computers. The technical asumption was for people trying to learn up a mountainin Peru and Indonesia (there were and are such people). As a result of this, the site has become less popular.
So, a new approach is being worked on and the site has been in the process of being updated. This started in April 2020 and now, months later there are hundreds of new videos, many pages with a new layout to better work on phones.
A new idea was born during the pandemic - a virtual pipe band, and the model has been worked out for small groups to ensure good attention to all.
More videos are being embedded, from YouTube. Strathspeys and Reels are done, Marches will follow. Exercises ar the next priority.
The facebook likes are being gradually deleted. The mailing list is being phased out (you can no longer join it).
A plan is being created to make video explanations to embed, but that will take some time yet.
A consolidation of sections is taking place - exercises and tunes will be put into less sub-menus. This will make it possible to move the menus from teh side bars to the top.
The tunes section will be mutate into a library of tunes. This will take a while to make into a reality (mid-2022 at the earliest) and the exercises likewise will be combined into a single entry point with each exercise having its own page and more detailed explanation including metacognitive things.
Once again, please email your comment, suggestions, questions and requests to Lindsay Davidson at
The objective of these changes are to significantly slow the decline in usage and eventualy turn it around and expand the number of people using this site. By widening the potential audience it is hoped to raise the number of people learning from here and thus make a wider and more extended contribution to 'piping.
Each of these sections is a huge project in itself. Please be patient as it will take some time. Do keep coming back to see what is new.