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The How to Manual for Learning the Great Highland Bagpipe

By Archie Cairns

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Bagpipe - Beginning
Composed by Archie Cairns. Wire bound, Methods. Scottish. Book/CD Set. 104 pages. Published by Scott's Highland Services (MB.B002B).

Item Number: MB.B002B

ISBN 9780969794875. 8.75 x 11 inches.

The 'How To' manual is a simple, easy-to-follow, unique method for learning to play the Great Highland Bagpipe that provides a progressive program for Beginners. Learn the scale from the top downTheory of music to simplify and understand pipe musicFinger technique - execute gracenotes and embellishmentsCharacteristics of pipe musicTone and tuning, explanation, methods and exercises'Sing Fingering' - easy method to help in learning tunesA music progression plan with check listRhythms made easy using a system of 'Neumonics'Subject Matter listed Alphabetically (easy to find).

  • Chapter 1 
  • General Information 
  • Classification 
  • Types of Tunes and Time Signatures in Pipe/Pipe Band Music 
  • Terms, Signs 
  • Chapter 2 
  • The Instrument Compass / Range 
  • Three Instruments Part Names / Materials / Assembly / Diagrams, etc. for: 
  • a. The Practice Chanter (Annex A), 
  • b. The Complete Bagpipe (Annex B), 
  • c. The Practice Goose (Annex C) 
  • Chapter 3 
  • The 9 Notes & Finger Board 
  • Left Hand Finger Positions to cover/close the holes 
  • Finger Chart for playing the 4 Notes and Scale 
  • Finger Chart for playing the 4 Notes "Down" and "Up" the Scale 
  • Chapter 4 
  • Right Hand Finger Positions to cover/close the holes 
  • Finger Chart for playing the 5 Notes and Scale 
  • Finger Chart for playing the 5 Notes "Down" and "Up" the Scale 
  • Chapter 5 
  • Both Hands 
  • The Complete 9 Note Scale 
  • "Catch Notes / Crossing Noises" 
  • Chapter 6 
  • Melody and Rhythm 
  • The 6 Notes 
  • Duration Table 
  • Chapter 7 
  • Left Hand Notes in Half notes and Quarter notes (Walking) 
  • Chapter 8 
  • Right Hand Notes in Half notes and Quarter notes (Walking) 
  • Chapter 9 
  • The Practice Goose 
  • Constructing 
  • Playing Exercises/Arpeggios 
  • Notation: Introductory Notes / Incomplete Bars 
  • Chapter 10 
  • Time & Rhythm 
  • Simple Time 
  • Metronome 
  • Scales in Half notes, Quarter notes, and Eighth notes 
  • Chapter 11 
  • The "2 Note Principle" 
  • Combinations (of Melody Notes) 
  • Chapter 12 
  • Left Hand 
  • the Six 2 Note Combinations 
  • Gracenotes 
  • Left Hand Strikes 
  • Etudes in Simple Time with Strikes 
  • Chapter 13 
  • Right Hand 
  • the Ten 2 Note Combinations 
  • Signs: Dot/Tie/Fermata 
  • Ties 
  • G' Gracenote (GGrace) 
  • Low G Gracenote 
  • Etudes in Simple Time with Gracenotes 
  • Chapter 14 
  • Compound Time 
  • Waltz Rhythm 
  • Neumonics 
  • Chapter 15 
  • The 9 Note Scale 
  • Exercises in Compound Time without, then with GGrace 
  • Chapter 16 
  • D Strike 
  • Etudes in Compound Time with GGrace and Strikes 
  • Chapter 17 
  • More Music Terms, Signs and Abbreviations 
  • Chatper 18 
  • Time Signatures 
  • Accents 
  • Metric Accent 
  • Upper & Lower Numbers 
  • Chapter 19 
  • Both Hands 
  • The Twenty 2 Note Combinations 
  • D and E Gracenotes 
  • Chapter 20 
  • Ideal Practice Routine 
  • Blowing Drones Alone 
  • (detailed in Annex D) - GGrace and DGrace Natural 
  • Chapter 21 
  • Pointed Rhythms 
  • A New Gracenote: A'Grace 
  • Time & Rhythm 
  • Arpeggios:Both Waltz & Pointed Rhythms 
  • Chapter 22 
  • Embellishments / Movements 
  • The 3 "Throws" 
  • A' G' D 
  • Birl 
  • Chapter 23 
  • Slow Marches in Compound Time: 
  • "Fairy Lullaby," "Rowing Tune" (Elem Setting) 
  • Chapter 24 
  • Doublings 
  • The 7 Doublings / Half Doublings / A'Grace / Neumonics 
  • Chapter 25 
  • Finger Technique 
  • Method of Perfecting 
  • Piper's PT  
  • Practice Schedule 
  • Programs 
  • Chapter 26 
  • Tone & Tuning 
  • Tunes in Compound Time: 
  • "Song of the Glen," "Going Home" 
  • Chapter 27 
  • Time and Rhythm 
  • Simple Time With Neumonics 
  • Simple Time with Neumonics (cont'd.) 
  • Triplets/Ties 
  • Chapter 28 
  • Tunes in Simple and Compound Time: "Mairi's Wedding" 
  • "Mrs. Kirkwood" 
  • Chapter 29 
  • Triplings 
  • Elementary Development of Strathspey Rhythms (TaDahHum) 
  • Chapter 30 
  • Playing the Complete Instrument (Add the Chanter) 
  • The Grip 
  • "A Gripping Tune" 
  • Chapter 31 
  • Taorluath 
  • Taorluath (cont'd.) - GGrace Strikes on D and B 
  • Chapter 32 
  • Strathspey (TaDahHum) / Techums 
  • Reel Exercise 
  • Chapter 33 
  • Tunes in Simple and Compound Time 
  • "The Nut Brown Maiden" 
  • "The Steamboat" 
  • Chapter 34 
  • Crossing Noises / "Catch" Notes 
  • Darodo (the "Bubbly" Note) 
  • Chapter 35 
  • Pipe Music 
  • Characteristics 
  • Method of Learning a Tune 
  • Chapter 36 
  • More Complex Beat Structures / Rhythms 
  • Chapter 37 
  • Dance Music Rhythms / Tunes 
  • "The Keel Row" and "The Fairy Dance" 
  • Dance Music Rhythms / Tunes (cont'd) 
  • "Paddy's Leather Breeches" 
  • "My Love She's But A Lassie Yet" 
  • Chapter 38 
  • Exercises in Rhythm / Finger Technique 
  • Scalic (Compound Time)  
  • Strikes (Reel idiom) 
  • Scalic / Rhythm (Simple Time) 
  • Strathspey 
  • GGrace DGrace EGrace in March then Reel Rhythms 
  • Compound Time: GGrace DGrace EGrace 
  • Melodic Progressions 
  • Techum Rhythms 
  • Concluding Comments / Suggestions 
  • "Sing-Fingering" 
  • APPENDIX A 
  • The Practice Chanter 
  • Appendix B 
  • The Great Highland Bagpipe 
  • 1. Types or Models 
  • 2. Parts - Names - Models 
  • 3. Parts - Disassembled / Identification 
  • 4. Fitting - Holding 
  • Appendix C 
  • 1. Constructing 
  • 2. Playing 
  • Appendix D 
  • Playing the GHB 
  • 1. Blowing the Drones Alone - Preparation / Holding and Starting Up 
  • 2. Blowing Drones Alone (cont'd.) - Control / Breathing 
  • 3. Blowing Drones Alone (cont'd) - Stopping / Practice Routine 
  • Appendix E 
  • Tone and Tuning 
  • Tone 
  • Tuning / Ideal Tuning Positions 
  • Tuning (cont'd.): Method - Drones Alone 
  • Tuning (cont'd.): Method - Drones to Chanter 
  • Appendix F 
  • Ensemble Playing in a Pipe Band Performance 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Manassas, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • 2012-09-03 00:00:00.0 Excellent Beginner Book!

    Detailed lessons are very informative. Excellent teaching moments, e.g., "Practice is taking something you can Not do and repeating it accurately/continuously until you can." Includes a sequenced checklist to follow and 25 tunes (which I'll get to after I complete the first several chapters). Well worth the...

    price!

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