10 Clues Your Pipe Major Sucks
Before we start - I just want to thank my diligent co-author Dr. John Holcombe for helping me assemble this article! This article was formed…
Bagpipes and the United States Military
From its origin in Scottish clans and culture, the Great Highland Bagpipe has long been associated with the military.
Especially in more recent history, the Highland Regiments of the British Armed Forces, and some of the Lowland Regiments as well, have had bagpipers since their first formation.
The United States Armed Forces has historically had a very close relationship with the British – so the spread of the bagpipes was inevitable.
Rising Above the Typical Challenges with Sight Reading - Andrew Douglas (Basic)
Sight reading is one of the biggest enthusiasm killers in bagpiping. Just like reading English as kids - it takes time, practice, experience, and arguably a bit of talent to learn to read words on the page (just speaking aloud, of course, is much easier).
Comparing Piobaireachd Styles - Struan Robertson's Salute
Have you ever compared how different pipers play the same piobaireachd? They put in their own style based on how they were taught and the…
The Hidden Fact about Steady Blowing That is Holding You Back
How often have we pipers been told to “blow steady” or that our chanter notes or drones are “wavering” in and out of tune while…