Volume 2

Beginner Level

This tutor book is the second in the light music series and has been designed to provide the beginner piper with a basic outline of the information and skills needed to play a bagpipe tune.

By the completion of the level, you will:

  • Be able to maintain (at a more complete level) your practice chanter and practice chanter reed
  • Be able to play more complex scalic exercises
  • Understand the theory behind how to complete the attack and the cut-off
  • Be able to play all of the technical movements (or embellishments) that are used when playing bagpipe music, including understanding:
    • The correct sound of each movement
    • Where the beat falls when each movement is played
  • Be able to reproduce more complex time and rhythm exercises
  • Know more complex aspects of music theory

On average, a student should be able to complete all of the  requirements contained in this tutor book within three months.

The material contained in this tutor book has been designed for students who have completed all of the requirements contained in our Bagpipe Solutions by John Cairns Bagpipe Instructional Tutor For Light Music, Volume 1.

Please click on this PDF file to find a copy of the table of contents from Volume 2 and on this PDF file to find a list of the tracks contained on the Volume 2 CD.