Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

bringing quality 'piping instruction to you for free
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Site entry page
How to practiseHighland Bagpipe library
(+videos and hints)
Lindsay Davidson's tune library
(scores only)
Smallpipe libraryMedieval pipes librarySite map
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Welcome

The purpose of this website is to help people all over the world learn bagpipes, develop their 'piping skills if they can already play, and provide support for all kinds of piping porjects and types of music.

It is undergoing a step by step transformation between 2021 on 2022. The idea is to remove the left and right menu spaces to make the whole thing easier to read. The old format was rather like an encyclopedia and it is now developing into a more traditional form of online courses. This site supports Great Highland Bagpipes, Scottish Smallpipes and Medieval Bagpipes in two tonalities.

You will be able to pick your point of entry below.

Please choose the phrase that best describes you and what you want to achieve and you will be taken to a course for this:

Great Highland Bagpipes
Level 1 - total beginner
Total beginners - start here!

Level 2 - I have played a couple of years and want to get better

I want tough exercises to make a jump forward

Level 3 - I want to play for
Exams
Dancing
Competitions (MSR)
Bands
Piobaireachd

Level 4 - I am an independent piper and..
I want to use the GHB library
with videos to play along with

I want to use Lindsay Davidson's library
that only has sheet music

Scottish Smallpipes
Level 1  total beginner
Total beginners - start here!!

Level 2 I have played a couple of years and want to get better
I need some tough finger exercises!!

Level 3 - I am an independent piper and..
I want to use the SSP library

Medieval pipes in G/a
Level 1 - total beginner
Total beginners - start here!!

Level 2 - I have played a while and
I want to use the medieval pipes library in G/a


Medieval pipes in C/d
Level 1- total beginner
Total beginners  - start here!!

Level 2 - I have played a while and
I want to use the medieval pipes library in C/d


This project is a hobby, not a business, and so it takes the time that hobbies take... Your patience and understanding is requested.

Each subchapter has exercises to play along with to know you are ready for the next section.  

Please add the site to your favourites and keep checking back regularly for upgrades, improvements and new exercises and tunes.  

Please send your comments and requests to Lindsay Davidson  - they are critical to making this whole project worthwhile.

For information of what is planned and what upgrades will be made to the site please click on 'coming soon....'.

Happy 'Piping.



Piping Links
howtodothings.com
About this project
Site map and contents
Youtube Channel
About Lindsay Davidson
Clan Davidson Virtual Pipe Band
Buy books and support the site

GHB Library
GHB Exercises
SSP Library

SSP Exercises

Medieval Music Library