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College of Piping Highland Bagpipe Tutor Part 1 Book and CD (Green Book)


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  • Also called the GREEN BOOK. This is the most popular bagpipe tutor in the world.
  • College of Piping (Green Book) Part 1 Book and CD by eumas Macneill and Thomas Pearston
  • Includes 72 pages of instruction, 26 print and audio lessons, 16 songs, and 14 videos
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  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001PFBW42
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,738 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 6, 2006

Product Description

"The College of Piping: Tutor For The Highland Bagpipe PART 1" by Seumas Macneill and Thomas Pearston. The 72 page book starts with the practice chanter and ends with the bagpipe. There are 26 Lessons in the book. Each lesson is followed by a sound clip. In addition there are over 16 Videos and 14 songs. In addition to audio lessons, videos, and songs, the CD also contains over 38 pages of study material and quizzes. Lessons: Each written lesson is joined by a corresponding sound file 1) Placing your fingers on the chanter, diagrams 2) Gracenotes 3) Throws and Doublings 4) Your First Tune 5) Strikes 6) Strike on D and your Second Tune 7) Second Measure Brown Haired Maiden 8) Music theory 9) Double C & B 10) 2nd measure High Road to Gairloch 11) Double F & E 12) Double high A and 2nd measure Highland Laddie 13) Leumluath and Taorluath 14) 2nd measure Carles Wi' the Breeks 15) The Birl 16) 2nd measure 79th Farewell to Gibralter 17) Grip to C 18) 4th measure 79th Farewell to Gibralter 19) 1st measure Earl of Mansfield 20) Thumb Gracenote 21) 3rd measure Earl of Mansfield 22) 1st measure Inverness Rant 23) The Tachum 24) Strikes on B & C 25) 2nd measure Piper of Drummond 26) Double D and Green Hills of Tyrol 27) Practice Scales 27) Theory Summary and Posture Songs 1)Scots Wha Ha'e 2) Brown Haired Maiden 3) High Road to Gairloch 4) Highland Laddie 5) Carles Wi' the Breeks 6) 79th Farewell to Gibraltar 7) Earl of Mansfield 8) Inverness Rant 9) Piper of Drummond 10) Green Hills of Tyrol 11) Atholl Highlanders 12) Aiken Drum 13) Piobaireachd of Donald Dubh 14) Blue Bonnets

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I'm having all my future bagpipes students buy this.
Tatem
I like this book because it has a great reputation of being one of the premier learners for piping.
Ron S.
Though old, the book is accurate, thorough, and provides plenty of instruction.
Christina A

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Christina A on March 22, 2009
This book, sometimes know in the world of piping as just "the green book", is essential to anyone beginning to learn the highland pipes.

Though old, the book is accurate, thorough, and provides plenty of instruction.

I personally didn't get the CD with the book, but in retrospect I think it would have helped me along a little bit more.

This book breaks songs down into "measures", meaning one or two lines of music at a time. Before each measure the book describes any new ornaments and how to execute them. After each measure it says what to watch out for in each bar, or mistakes that students are likely to make.

Although this book is all a student needs to start learning (minus of course a quality chanter), I found that an exercise book greatly helped me get down difficult moves such as the leumluath and the double notes (or strikes).

The only downside I've found to this book is that since the songs are broken up into two, three, or sometimes four different measures, each separated by text, one can't play most entire songs through without having to turn a page or two. I solved this easily enough with creative photocopying.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Spillane on March 15, 2010
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I am a beginner piper, starting rather late in life (46 years old). The "Green Book" is ESSENTIAL for anyone who is attempting to play Highland style bagpipes...no argument, you absolutely need this tutorial! Follow the lesson plan, refer to the CD-ROM, and you will gain an understanding for Highland style piping...enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By julia on April 7, 2011
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if you want to learn bagpipes, this is the book you need. although, i still encourage having an instructor! bagpipes aren't the easiest thing to play! good luck!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By percival on September 22, 2010
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This book is the standard for the piping world. I started 12 years ago using this book. After a decade's break, I ordered it to begin playing again. I have immediately begun to pick up the tunes and excercises, evidence that I was using the right material originally.
A necessity for beginners and retreads like myself.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bagpipes48 on April 20, 2011
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This primer revision is a very good instructional and understandable tutor for the person who wants to learn the Great Highland bagpipes. The author puts all lessons in simplistic language where even the beginning novice can make headway. The CD gives me the exact rhythm, note-for-note, and even some "how to not play the notes". It also has several video helps that will come in handy when I make it to the covered material. I am enjoying practicing with my chanter now more than ever. The revision takes out some of the, shall we say, archaic wording and adds new material that gives an understandable reading to the lessons - along with new sponsorship advertisements. I have already begun learning my first song too. The Bagpipe Tutor has helped me be very optimistic about being able to fulfill one of my longtime dreams, that is, playing the Great Highland bagpipes.

EthnicSounds.com has a lot of great merchandise at a very good price. I perused their website and they are one of the best priced sites for a lot of bagpipe, accessories and other Scot, Irish merchandise. I received my book/CD sooner than the expected date and it was in great condition - the book wasn't bent, broken, wet and the CD wasn't damaged. ***** (5-stars).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Zuck on December 28, 2010
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this was exactly what I wanted it was a Christmas gift for my husband. He has experience playing the fife but the chanter is something new. he loves it, he loves that it comes with a cd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin on February 9, 2011
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This lesson book helps provide a solid foundation for any student learning to play the bagpipes (when coupled with an instructor). One of the most widely used lesson books out there.
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By Brent Campbell on July 11, 2014
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great
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