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Bagpipe Lessons for Seniors and Beginners

Who doesn’t want to learn to play the bagpipes? The bagpipes produce one of the most recognizable sounds of all musical instruments. Once we hear bagpipes playing, we are automatically transported to Scotland or Ireland. Bagpipes have been around for centuries, or at least variations of the instrument have been. It is believed that the bagpipes originated in Egypt more than 2,000 years ago, however the form we are most familiar with today known as the Highland Bagpipes first appeared in Scotland sometime in the 15th or 16th century. Of course, many other countries and cultures have their own form of bagpipes, including the Spanish, French, Italians, Germans, Hungarians, Tunisians, Indians, Greeks, and others.

Learn to Play the Bagpipes

Learn How to Play the Bagpipes!

The videos we have listed below will give you some basic beginner instruction on how to play bagpipes. Thankfully, it’s easy to get started using only the practice chanter. The chanter is the part of the bagpipe upon which the player creates the melody. It’s like playing a recorder or any woodwind instrument with holes used to create different notes and sounds. The beginner bagpipe videos we have listed below will provide you with a basic overview of some of the techniques and exercises you’ll need to learn. If you don’t already have a set of bagpipes sitting in your closet, you may want to consider renting a chanter. The last thing you want to do is make a big investment into purchasing bagpipes and later deciding that it’s not the right instrument for you. Whether you already have a set of bagpipes and never learned to play, or you are just considering starting for the first time, check out the instructional videos listed below. Get started learning to play the bagpipes today!

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Bagpipe Lessons: Getting Started with the Practice Chanter - The Basics Series # 1

Bagpipe Instruction 1: The Scale

Getting Started With the Practice Chanter Basics - Scotland The Brave

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Learning the Bagpipes: Holding the Practice Chanter

Chanter Lesson 1: The Bagpipe Scale