College of Piping Tutor 1 – Beginners
The College of Piping’s Tutor 1 was first published in September 1953 by Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston.
This Green book is a great starting point for those want to learn how to play the bagpipes.
It covers the basics that you need to know and includes a CD to help you along.
College of Piping Tutor 2 – Maintenance & History
The College of Piping’s Tutor 2 is the only maintenance manual you will ever need.
Learn how to tune, handle reeds, tie in a bag and how to strike in your pipes when playing in a band.
The book is fairly comprehensive and there are many tips that both beginners and experienced pipers will find useful.
Now includes an informational DVD.
College of Piping Tutor 3 – Intermediate
The College’s Tutor 3 complete with a new companion CD of instruction is a natural progression from the Green tutor.
Tutor 3 continues with more in depth practice on embellishments. It provides an introduction to the playing of competition marches, strathspeys, reels, hornpipes and jigs. There are also tunes for dancing and lessons on standard pieces such as Scotland the Brave and Flowers of the Forest.
With Tutor 1, Tutor 3 has all the tunes and theory necessary to pass the light music sections of the Pipe and Drumming Qualifications Board Levels 1 – 4 examinations.
College of Piping Tutor 4 – Piobaireachd
The College of Piping Tutor 4 for the Piobaireachd takes the student from the basic movements of piobaireachd to a couple of tunes.
A great resource for the beginner. Contains all you need to know regarding technique, canntaireachd (mouth music) and guides the beginner through the difficult problem of timing and expression.
Includes companion CD.
Essential Tunes – Volume 1
Essential Tunes – Volume 1 includes many of the popular bagpipe tunes that your friends and family will enjoy hearing you play. Includes a companion audio CD with examples of every tune.
2/4 March – Highland Laddie / Earl of Mansfield – Barren Rocks of Aden / High Road to Gairloch / Teribus / My Love She’s But a Lassie Yet / Brown Haired Maiden / Mairi’s Wedding / Happy We’ve Been A’ Thegither / A Man’s a Man for A’ That / Liberton Pipe Band / 79th’s Farewell to Gibraltar
3/4 March – Green Hills of Tyrol / When the Battle’s O’er / Lochanside
9/8 March – Battle of the Somme / Heights of Dargai
4/4 March – Scotland the Brave / Old Rustic Bridge / Rowan Tree
6/8 March – Bonnie Dundee / Steam Boat / Bugle Horn / Muckin’ o’ Geordie’s Byre / Glendaruel Highlanders / Piobaireachd of Donald Dubh
Slow Air – Scots Wha Ha’e (Bruce’s Address) / Mist Covered Mountains / My Home / Dream Angus / Amazing Grace / Auld Lang Syne / Highland Cradle Song / Sleep Dearie, Sleep
Lament – Lochaber No More / Flowers of the Forest
Strathspey – Inverness Rant / Loudon’s Bonnie Woods and Braes / Devil in the Kitchen / Captain Horne / Orange and Blue / Marquis of Huntly’s Highland Fling
Reels – Piper of Drummond / High Road to Linton / Kilt is My Delight / Tail Toddle / De’il Amang the Tailors / Mrs MacLeod of Raasay
Dance – Whistle O’er the Lave O’t (Sean Truibhais) / Ghillie Callum (Sword Dance) / Gay Gordons
Waltz – Mary Darroch
Jig – Lord Dunmore (The Bride’s Jig)
Essential Tunes – Volume 2
Essential Tunes – Volume 2 includes 60 popular bagpipe tunes that your friends and family will enjoy hearing you play. Includes a companion audio CD with examples of every tune.
2/4 Marches – 25th (KOSB’s) Farewell to Meerut / Bens of Jura / King George V’s Army / 72nd’s Farewell to Aberdeen / Atholl and Breadalbane Gathering / Greenwood Side / Jenny’s Bawbee / Johnny Cope / Black Bear Hornpipe / Campbell’s Farewell to Redcastle / Drunken Piper / Corn Rigs / MacKay’s Farewell to the 74th / Corriechoillie’s 43 Welcome to the Northern Meeting
4/4 Marches – I’m No’ Awa’ Tae Bide Awa’ / The Battle of Waterloo / Jennie’s Black E’e
3/4 Marches – Lord Byron / The Heroes of Vittoria / Colin’s Cattle / Sir Colin Campbell’s Farewell to the Crimea / Far o’er Struy
6/8 Marches – Hot Punch / Midlothian Pipe Band / Cock o’ the North / MacDonald’s Away to the War / Dovecote Park / Kenmure’s On And Awa’ Willie / The Campbells are Coming / Atholl Highlanders / Colonel Robertson of Toronto / Cameron Men
Slow Marches – Garb of Old Gaul / The Borderers / Leaving Lismore / Saffron Kilt / Wandering Piper / Mairi Bhan Og / My Lodging’s on the Cold Ground / Lord Lovat’s Lament / Bonnie Hoose o’ Airlie
Slow Air – Flower of Scotland
Strathspeys – Cutty’s Wedding / McPhedran’s Strathspey / Miss Ada Crawford / Monymusk / Stirling Castle / Braes o’ Mar / Because He Was a Bonny Lad
Reels – Ale Is Dear / Mason’s Apron / General Stewart of Garth / Sandy Duff / Granny Duncan / Wind That Shakes the Barley
Jig – Cork Hill
Hornpipe – Joe McGann’s Fiddle