Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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Here is a brief description of the 'upgrades' planned for the site together with progress notes on what has been done most recently.

Please keep coming back to see what is new.

Once again, please email your comment, suggestions, questions and requests to Lindsay Davidson at 

Please feel free to join the mailing list to find out about when changes are made to the teach yourself bagpipes pages - new tunes, new exercises, special events, and also to talk to other beginner pipers.

In May 2013 plans were made for some substantial and dramatic additions:
  • A piobaireachd section will be added
  • A smallpipe section will be added
  • A section of RSPBA MAP tunes, with exercises and advice will be added
  • A section for your first 6 competition styles March, Strathspey and Reel (MSR) sets will be added
As at February 2015 the MAP section is mostly complete - with only exercises remaining to fill the section, numbers of users has gone up to over 4000 regular users (according to the statistics) and certain navigational issues are in teh process of being resolved with overall technical functionality of the site being dramatically improved. It should be noted that the MAP section does not yet take account of the new MAP tunes for 2015.

Some work has been done on the MSR section and the preparation shave been made for the piobaireachd section, whilst the Smallpipes section has been largely completed.

The objective of this is to significantly expand the number of people using this site. For a few years this has been stable at between 2000 and 2500 different people per month (according to the statistics). 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.

May 2013, reviewed February 2015.

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