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The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE.    Read More

The National Piping Centre Tutor Books

Our tutor books are the best way to learn to play, transition to bagpipes and now learn Piobaireachd. Our titles are: 

The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 - this is for complete beginners who are starting their piping journey.

The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 2: Transition to Bagpipes - this is for those taking the step from practice chanter to bagpipes and also contains a lot of great information about maintenance of bagpipes. 

The Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Book - this book looks specifically at the classical music of the bagpipes, Piobaireachd, giving you full lessons and has an online section where you can listen to movements as you learn. 

The Bagpipe Shop stocks copies of our collection of books are are available here

Digital iBooks

The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 and Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor are now also available as digital downloads from the iBooks Store. You can access Tutor Book 1, Step 1, the full Tutor Book 1 or the Piobaireachd Tutor.

This innovative product is the result of a collaborative project between Ceol Mor Software & Publishing and the National Piping Centre, Scotland. Building on the success of the Bagpipe Tutor Book produced by the NPC, learners now have the option of purchasing a fully digital version of this publication, now with enhanced functionality.

These books contain embedded video clips of the exercises as well as audio hints and tips from the director of music, who is also one of the top players in the world. Video clips of every exercise and tune being played through PiobMasterPro are also included. This really is a quantum leap from a standard publication

Tutor Book 1 - Step 1 is available here

Tutor Book 1 - Full book is available here

The Piobaireachd Tutor Book is available through iBooks. Search Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd and it will appear. 

To access these books, you must have an iBooks account on an Apple device. Android versions of these books are not available yet. 

 

Publisher: Ceol Mor Software & Publishing Ltd

Copyright: The National Piping Centre

The National Piping Centre exists to promote the study of the music and history of the Highland Bagpipe.
Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, KG, KT, GCB.
Founders: Sir Brian Ivory, CBE, FRSE - Lady Ivory, DL - Sandy Grant Gordon, CBE

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HRH The Prince Charles,
Duke of Rothesay, Patron

with Founders, Sir Brian and Lady Ivory and the Lord Provost Bob Winter on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Opening of The National Piping Centre.

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