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Courtney’s “Union Pipes"

The story of how the term ‘union pipes’ came into public use begins 225 years ago with a concert performance in London on 14 May 1788 by an Irish bellows piper named Denis Courtney..

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Tuning PIns

A mirror of Andrew Lenz's page on hemping drone tuning-pins.

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The Master Piper Returns

The new edition of The Master Piper is now available in the LBPS shop.

The new edition of The Master Piper is now available in the LBPS shop.

There have been problems at the checkout with this item; they are now resolved;
members price £17.50

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Malcome Kaird's Come Again

One of the bagpipe settings included in George Skene's Music Book, 1717. The oldest known notated bagpipe music from Scotland

 

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Lugging It

'Lugging It' was Matt Seattle’s term for ‘learning by ear’

This article was provoked by a discussion on the Bob Dunsire forum regarding the delicate question of teaching tunes in workshops, and whether this should be done by ear or from ‘the dots’.

I am convinced of the value of being able to learn ‘by ear’, but for many this is a challenge. However, I feel that there are ways in which music can successfully be taught without ‘dots’; the following is a sample ‘lesson’ which explores one of these ways. It is not meant to be an actual lesson, but aproposal for the kind of lesson that might help. It is here for you to comment on.

There are sound files which attempt to substitute for a tutor’s playing, but since I had to record them myself, they are for guidance only [it may help to play them on a loop using windows media player settings].

Go to part one this sample lesson by clicking here [opens in new window]

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