Bagpipes Stage 3: Transitioning to the Bagpipes
What you'll learn
- You will learn how to transition from the practise chanter and on to the Great Highland Bagpipes
- You need a set of bagpipes
On this course you will learn how to transition from the practise chanter onto the bagpipes.
You will take the first (and necessary) step to play the full bagpipes by setting them up as what is known as a goose. This is where the drones are cut off and you concentrate on the chanter only and getting comfortable with the bagpipes, how to hold them, how to blow into them and how to get a good even calm breathing pattern.
You will learn how to set up the bagpipes as a goose and I will take you step by step on getting those bagpipes up onto your shoulder and for you to play your very first tune on the bagpipes.
You will need to be able to comfortably play 5 - 10 tunes on the practise chanter.
You will need a set of bagpipes to take this course
By the end of this course you will be comfortable blowing the bagpipes and you will be able to play your first tunes on the full set of Great Highland Bagpipes (set up as a Goose)
If you have been struggling to learn the bagpipes by yourself at home, or you would like some motivation to get going, or you are just interested to know what playing the bagpipes is all about, then this course is for you. Welcome to this, the first part of your bagpiping journey!
Who this course is for:
- Beginner pipers, you can already play 5 - 10 tunes confidently on the practise chanter and now want to start playing the Great highland bagpipes
Bagpiping: A very experienced solo bagpiper, taught as a child by my mum and then as a teenager in Auckland, New Zealand by ex army pipers. My great grandmother was a Bruce. Her son (my Grandfather) took up the pipes and when he had a family, he taught his daughter (my mum). She passed it on to me and she inspired me to learn the bagpipes and the highland dancing, country dancing, drumming and throwing the mace! With a vast array of experience under my belt I am sure that you’ll be satisfied with the lessons provided. I break everything down so that it is easy to understand.