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Sheet Music With CD & Verbal Instruction
Essential Tunes For The Piper
From The College of Piping, Scotland



Essential Tunes For The Piper
Essential Tunes For The Piper & CD



This collection of sheet music for the Great Highland Bagpipe contains 53 tunes of various sorts, suitable for all occasions and for pipers of all skill levels (see table of contents, below).


Table of contents, Essential Tunes
Table of Contents Page


Especially helpful is the accompanying audio CD, on which the tunes are played on a practice chanter by piper Dugald MacNeill. Hearing the tunes on a practice chanter makes it much easier to pick up the melody and grace notes than when listening to a full pipe with drones. Additionally, most of the tunes are prefaced by verbal instructions from piper MacNeill (hear a sample, below). The combination of the sheet music, the practice chanter and the commentary makes this an altogether effective and enjoyable way to build, or refresh, a repertoire.


Sound Sample
click here to hear a 25 second sample from the Essential Tunes CD in MP3 format
Click on the piper to hear a 25 second sample from the Essential Tunes CD in MP3 format.
Copyright The College of Piping, Glasgow


Price: Essential Tunes Sheet Music Book & CD: US $28.00

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