bagpipe, lesson, tutorial, advanced, bill roberston, the royal scots
As with all of Bill's of bagpipe tutorials the Interactive Advanced Bagpipe Tutorial is also presented as a PDF Manual with hyperlinks to Video and Audio files, this makes the tutorials Interactive. This means that where it is appropriate, Bill uses video and audio clips to explain, demonstrate or clarify relevant points.
The Interactive Advanced Tutorial covers three areas of bagpipe playing:
1. The Light Music Section
Bill guides you from playing simpler tunes through to the competition type tunes. Technique, expression, rhythms, and clarity of execution are explained and broken down in sections where necessary.
2. Bagpipe Maintenance and Sound
In this bagpipe tutorial Bill teaches you how to achieve a pleasant vibrant tone through a well balanced scale and good steady harmonic blend from finely set drones.
3. The Piobaireachd Section
In this bagpipe tutorial Bill deals with how to execute correct strong technique, broken down in sections as played in Piobaireachd, including timing, variations, relevant extracts, categories, structures, phrasing, how to interpret the written scores, guidelines and extra Piobaireachd tutorials.
The whole tutorial Includes the following sections:
Detailed below is the Contents Page from Advanced Comprehensive Guide.
1. The Light Music: how to improve rhythms, expression, technique/clarity and more.
2. Bagpipe maintenance and sound
The Bag including hide bag tying in and dressing or seasoning.
3. Piobaireachd (Ceol Mor): detailed technique, variations, excerpts, interpretation, structures, performance etc.
Two large tutorials folders on light music including competition type and six Ceol Mor with this manual.
Please be aware that on some Mac operating systems the hyperlinks to audio and video files may not work. You will need to click on the individual audio and video files in order for them to play.