.Chapter 1

This chapter introduces the Scottish Smallpipes, how to put them on and tune them. A total beginner might wish to try the initial chapters on a practise chanter (Highland Pipers use them and are relatively cheap). The benefit of this is that you can concentrate on the fingering and rhythm without the worry of keeping the bag inflated and the bellows etc. If you do this you’ll probably want to return to this chapter later on, but have a listen anyway!