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Tune Lesson Downloads and Video Lesson Downloads are listed below. Lessons may be downloaded individually or in package deals for even greater savings! Download and print the complete list of tunes. Package deals include:

All Seventy Tunes Super Discount Deal
Ten Tune Discount Deals
(seven to choose from!)
Four Piobaireachd Discount Deal

Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series is designed for pipers learning from the beginning. The videos are presented in a logical step-by-step order: first the nine notes of the bagpipe scale, then gracenotes, strikes, tachums, and then the other movements. Send me a message if you have any questions!
Top Tune Lesson Downloads:
1. Amazing Grace
2. Scotland the Brave
3. The Glasgow City Police Pipers
4. Afternoon at the Green Monster
5. Don't Stop Rockin'
6. The Dark Island
7. Highland Cathedral
8. 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar
9. Flowers of the Forest
10. Swagger
11. Piobaireachd Discount Deal
12. Ten Tune Discount Deal #1
13. The Green Hills of Tyrol
14. Going Home
15. Seventy Tunes Discount Deal
16. Mist Covered Mountains
17. Danny Boy
18. Scots Wha Hae
19. Cabar Feidh
20. Mairi's Wedding

Top Video Lesson Downloads:
1. Super Duper Video Discount Deal
2. The Scale
3. Birl
4. Gracenotes
5. D Throw
6. Grip
7. Taorluath
8. Tachums
9. Strikes
10. E Doubling
11. How to Tie in a Bag
12. F Doubling
13. High G Doubling
14. C Doubling
15. D Doubling
16. High A Doubling
17. B Doubling
18. Low A Doubling
19. Low G Doubling

(updated October 19, 2011)
Tune Lesson Downloads are the most comprehensive tune learning solution ever. Here's what you get with every Tune Lesson Download:

  • A high-quality, studio-produced audio recording of your tune played by one of the world's top pipers.
  • A professionally-typset printed sheet music for your tune -- perfectly matched to the audio recording.
  • A detailed audio instructional lesson on the tune, including learning tips, practice strategies, suggestions for improvement, and demonstrations played on the practice chanter.
  • An additional sheet of BONUS written instructional materials related to your tune.
Learning tunes has never been easier. Print out the sheet music or view it on your computer. Listen to the high-quality recordings on your computer or iPod or burn a CD for listening in your car or home stereo.
Video Lesson Downloads take learning to the next level with high quality video! Here's what you get with your Video Lesson Download:

  • A high-quality video recording with a clear, step-by-step demonstration of your topic.
  • A detailed video lesson includes learning tips, practice strategies, suggestions for improvement, and demonstrations played at fast and slow speeds on the practice chanter.
  • A professionally-typset BONUS pdf of sheet music and other essential information for your topic.
Video lesson downloads are the newest incredibly popular feature at BagpipeLessons.com. You can watch and listen over and over. You can even take your video lesson with you on your iPod or iPhone! More Questions?

Download and print out the complete checklist of all the tunes!
Discount Tune Package Downloads:
Seventy Tune Super Discount Deal

Download the complete set of all SEVENTY tune lesson downloads for the biggest savings!

The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar, Afternoon at the Green Monster, Amazing Grace, America Set - Part 1, America Set - Part 2, Auld Lang Syne, Banjo Breakdown, The Barren Rocks of Aden, The Battle of the Somme, The Black Bear, Bloody Fields of Flanders, Blue Bells of Scotland, Bonnie Dundee, Brown Haired Maiden, Cabar Feidh, Captain Colin Campbell, Castle Dangerous, Colin's Cattle, Corkhill, Crossing the Minch, Cutting Bracken, Danny Boy, Dark Island, The Dawning of the Day, Donald Willie and His Dog, Don't Stop Rockin', Dornie Ferry, Dovecote Park, Dream Valley of Glendaruel, Drops of Brandy, Flowers of the Forest, Flower of Scotland, Garry Owen, Glasgow City Police Pipers, Going Home, Green Hills of Tyrol, The Hawk, High Road to Gareloch, Highland Brigade at Magersfontein, Highland Cathedral, Highland Laddie, Jimmy Blue, Katrina's Call, King George V's Army, Mairi's Wedding, Major John MacLennan, Meeting of the Waters, The Merry Wedding Hornpipe, The Minstrel Boy, Miss Delicia Chisholm, Mist Covered Mountains, Moonshine, Muir of Ord, My Own Fireside, Old Wife of the Milldust, Orange and Blue, Paddy's Leather Breeches, Piper of Drummond, Prince Charles' Welcome to Lochaber, The Roses of Prince Charlie, The Rowan Tree, St. Patrick's Day, Sandy Duff, Scotland the Brave, Scots Wha Hae, Skye Boat Song, Swagger, Tommy MacDonald of Barguillean, When the Battle's O'er, and Wings.

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Ten Tune Discount Deal #1

Download the first ten tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar, Scotland the Brave, Amazing Grace, Skye Boat Song, The Bloody Fields of Flanders, Cabar Feidh, Donald Willie and His Dog, Glasgow City Police Pipers, Highland Brigade at Magersfontein, and Highland Cathedral.


$49.90
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Ten Tune Discount Deal #2

Download the second set ten tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

The Blue Bells of Scotland, Drops of Brandy, Corkhill, Green Hills of Tyrol, Afternoon at the Green Monster, Prince Charles' Welcome to Lochaber, Piper of Drummond, Orange and Blue, Going Home, and Mairi's Wedding.


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Ten Tune Discount Deal #3

Download the third set of ten tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

All America Set (Part 1), All America Set (Part 2), Colin's Cattle, Flowers of the Forest, The Hawk, Major John MacLennan, Miss Delicia Chisholm, Moonshine, Old Wife of the Milldust, and Swagger.


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Ten Tune Discount Deal #4

Download the fourth batch of ten tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

Castle Dangerous, Dark Island, Don't Stop Rockin', Dovecote Park, Mist Covered Mountains, Muir of Ord, My Own Fireside, The Roses of Prince Charlie, Sandy Duff, and Wings.


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Ten Tune Discount Deal #5

Download ten more tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

Cutting Bracken, Dornie Ferry, Dream Valley of Glendaruel, High Road to Gareloch, Highland Laddie, Katrina's Call, The Merry Wedding Hornpipe, Paddy's Leather Breeches, Scots Wha Hae, and Tommy MacDonald of Barguillean.


$49.90
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Piobaireachd Tune Discount Deal #6

Download the first four piobaireachd tune lesson downloads for even greater savings. These are four of the most popular big tunes ever written for the bagpipe. What's Piobaireachd?

The Glen is Mine, The Little Spree, The Munros' Salute, Too Long in This Condition.


$39.96
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Ten Tune Discount Deal #7

Download an additional ten tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

Auld Lang Syne, Banjo Breakdown, The Black Bear, Bonnie Dundee, Captain Colin Campbell, Crossing the Minch, Danny Boy, Flower of Scotland, Meeting of the Waters, and The Rowan Tree.


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Ten Tune Discount Deal #8

Download the very latest ten tune lesson downloads for even greater savings.

The Barren Rocks of Aden, The Battle of the Somme, Brown Haired Maiden, The Dawning of the Day, Garry Owen, Jimmy Blue, King George V's Army, The Minstrel Boy, St. Patrick's Day, and When the Battle's O'er.


$49.90
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Super Duper Video Discount Deal

This discount package contains ALL eighteen video lesson downloads, including the complete Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series: The Scale, Gracenotes, Strikes, Tachums, D Throws, Grips, Birls, Taorluaths, High A Doubling, High G Doubling, F Doubling, E Doubling, D Doubling, C Doubling, B Doubling, Low A Doubling, Low G Doubling, and How to Tie in a Bag.

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Individual Video Lesson Downloads:
The Scale: Lesson #1 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the nine notes of the bagpipe scale. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the proper fingering and hand position for all nine notes of the bagpipe scale. Discover how to read the notes in written bagpipe music. Learn how to play clean transitions between notes, and how to avoid common mistakes like false fingerings and crossing noises. Watch each note clearly explained and demonstrated step-by-step in over 20 minutes of video. Learn from 22 different scales and exercises from the most basic to the complete nine note scale.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Gracenotes: Lesson #2 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play Gracenotes -- the most universal of all bagpipe embellishments. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the function of gracenotes in bagpipe music. Learn the proper fingering of the four most commonly used gracenotes, and the GDE gracenote combination. Discover how to read gracenotes in written bagpipe music. Learn how to play gracenotes on the same note and also on transitions between notes, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn when gracenotes are played with a single finger or with multiple fingers. Learn from 20 different scales and exercises with gracenotes.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Strikes: Lesson #3 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play Strikes (also known as taps, hits, slurs, shakes, etc.). Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the function of strikes in bagpipe music. Learn the proper fingering of strikes played from every note on the scale. Discover how to read strikes in written bagpipe music. Learn how to play single strikes, strikes with an added gracenote, and strikes with two added gracenotes. Learn when strikes are played with a single finger or with multiple fingers. Learn the two ways of playing the strike from D. See how gracenote strikes and double gracenote strikes are written in bagpipe tunes and also in expanded easy-to-read notation.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Tachums: Lesson #4 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play Tachums. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the the proper definition of a tachum. Learn the proper fingering and timing of every possible tachum note combination. Discover how to read tachums in written bagpipe music. Learn to play a basic and advanced tachum exercises.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

D Throw: Lesson #5 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the D Throw. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the important difference between the two styles of D Throw (heavy and light).

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

High G Doubling: Lesson #6 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the High G. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the important factor that makes the High G Doubling different from all of the other doublings.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Grip: Lesson #7 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the Grip. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the important difference when playing the Grip from D. Understand the terminology of the Leumluath vs. the Grip.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

High A Doubling: Lesson #8 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the High A Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the easiest and most consistent way to play the High A Doubling.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

E Doubling: Lesson #9 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the E Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn how to play the perfect E Doubling and how to avoid the dreaded "crushed" E doubling.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

F Doubling: Lesson #10 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the F Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the important difference between the gracenotes and theme notes in the F Doubling.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

C Doubling: Lesson #11 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the C Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

B Doubling: Lesson #12 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the B Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn how the B doubling is similar to the other bottom hand doublings.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Taorluath: Lesson #13 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the Taorluath. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the important difference when playing the Taorluath from D. Discover how the Taorluath is similar to the Grip. Learn to play the Taorluath to Low A, to B, and to C.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Birl: Lesson #14 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the Birl. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the important difference between the many styles of the Birl, and the advantages of the different styles. Discover how to play a birl from any note, including the challenging bottom hand notes B and C. Learn to play the Birl with and without a High G gracenote.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Low G Doubling: Lesson #15 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the Low G Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn how the Low G doubling is similar to the other bottom hand doublings.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

Low A Doubling: Lesson #16 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the Low A Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn how the Low A doubling is similar to the other bottom hand doublings.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

D Doubling: Lesson #17 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series *NEW*

Here's a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play the D Doubling. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn how the D doubling is different from the D Throw. Discover an unique skill for playing consistently great D Doublings.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.
$4.99

How to Tie in a Bag Video

This hands on video lesson demonstrates every step of tying in a new bag.
  • How to remove your old pipe bag
  • Learn what tools and supplies you'll need to get the job done right
  • Tips for keeping your stocks permanently tight
  • The different ways to tie in the drones stocks vs. the chanter stock.
  • How to tie in your pipe bag in efficiently, avoiding common mitakes.
$4.99

Individual Tune Lesson Downloads: (The color shows which Discount Deal the tune belongs to.)
The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar - 2/4 March
A classic 2/4 competition march that should be in every piper's repertoire.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Afternoon at the Green Monster - Hornpipe
This dazzling, contemporary hornpipe was the winner of a tune composition contest. Written by teenage piping champion Micah Babinski, it is guaranteed to impress pipers and non-pipers alike!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Amazing Grace - Slow Air
Originally composed as a hymn in 1772 and arranged later for the Great Highland Bagpipe. It has become one of the most often requested pipe tunes!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
All America Set (Part 1)
A set of three American folk tunes: America the Beautiful, Old Susannah, and Old Folks at Home (Swanee River). Arranged for the bagpipes, these tunes will add some variety to your repertoire!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
All America Set (Part 2)
A set of three more American folk tunes: Camptown Races, The Marine Corps Hymn, and Yankee Doodle. These well-known tunes will be a big hit with any audience!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Auld Lang Syne - Slow Air
This well known Scottish song is sung on New Year's Eve to bring in the New Year. Make a resolution to learn it on the pipes and you'll be the life of the party!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Banjo Breakdown - Jig
The Banjo Breakdown is one of the most popular and well recognized jigs. It has an exciting upbeat melody. It's a great tune for pipers of every ability level.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Barren Rocks of Aden - 2/4 March
A classic two-parted 2/4 March commonly played by the massed pipes and drums.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Battle of the Somme - 9/8 March
One of the most well-known 9/8 Marches. A classic that is often heard as a tune for Highland dancers whilst dancing "The Lilt".
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Black Bear - 2/4 March
The Black Bear is a classic regimental 2/4 March. It is closely associated with the Scottish military pipe band tradition.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Bloody Fields of Flanders - 3/4 March
One of the greatest 3/4 Marches ever written. Composed by John MacLellan of Dunoon to commemorate one of the biggest battles of World War I.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Blue Bells of Scotland - 4/4 March
A simple yet majestic traditional-style 4/4 march composed by American Arthur Pryor in 1899.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Bonnie Dundee - 6/8 March
One of the most famous 6/8 Marches. Bonnie Dundee was a a Scottish soldier who who died fighting for the Jacobite cause at the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Brown Haired Maiden - 2/4 March
One of the most popular two-parted 2/4 Marches ever written. New to playing 2/4 Marches? This tune is perfect for learning how to play 2/4s.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Cabar Feidh - 4/4 March
Cabar Feidh is one of the few tunes that is played in several different idioms. It is most often often played as a 4/4 March and was one of the regimental tunes of the Queen's Own Highlanders. Cabar Feidh is gaelic for stag's horns.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Captain Colin Campbell - Strathspey
A very popular four-parted competition style strathspey. It has a superb melody and is excellent for learning strathspey rhythms and expression.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Castle Dangerous - 3/4 March
A dramatic, stately 3/4 Retreat March. Castle Dangerous is a novel by Walter Scott based on the history and location of Douglas Castle in Southwest Scotland.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Colin's Cattle - 3/4 March
This traditional tune is a welcome addition to your repertoire of 3/4 Marches. A beautiful, simple melody based on an ancient Gaelic song.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Cork Hill - 6/8 Jig
This Irish jig is often heard in folk music jam sessions. It's a great tune for pipers of every ability level: from beginner to professional.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Crossing the Minch - Hornpipe
A favorite strathspey of pipers and Scottish folk musicians. It captures the essence of the Hornpipe idiom. A fantastic tune with a brilliant, flashy fourth part!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Cutting Bracken - Jig
A traditional four-parted 6/8 jig based on an ancient Scottish melody. Also known by the title The Weary Maid. Bracken is a type of fern that grows all over the Scottish Highlands.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Danny Boy - Slow Air
This is one of the most famous Irish ballads and an often-requested tune at funerals. "Oh Danny Boy. The pipes, the pipes are calling..."
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Dark Island - Slow Air
A haunting, melodic slow air. A contemporary tune written in the traditional style.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Dawning of the Day - 4/4 March
The Dawning of the Day is a majestic Irish march. A very popular and well-known tune.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Donald Willie and His Dog - Jig
One of the most popular 9/8 jigs every written. It was composed by Donald Morrison of South Uist -- an island in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. Can you guess the name of his dog?
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Don't Stop Rockin' - Hornpipe
An exciting, contemporary four-parted hornpipe composed by Canadian piper Pat LePoidevin. It was a winner of a tune composition contest. It is played in the round-style, and features the alternative C-natural note.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Dornie Ferry - Strathspey
A true classic competition-style four-parted strathspey. It has everything you could want in a strathspey: intricate rhythms, dramatic melody, and lots of variety. The Dornie Ferry is long gone (there's a bridge there now) but the tune will remain forever.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Dovecote Park - 6/8 March
One of the true classic 6/8 marches, with a strong, driving rhythm and lovely melody.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Dream Valley of Glendaruel - 3/4 March
One of the most beautiful tunes ever written. John MacLellan's masterpiece captures the majestic beauty of this natural wonder. Once you learn it, you'll keep playing it forever.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Drops of Brandy - 9/8 Jig
This popular and melodic 9/8 jig makes a great addition to any jig set or pipe band medley.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Flower of Scotland - Slow Air
A recent poll indicated over 40% of Scots selected Flower of Scotland as their chosen national anthem. The lyrics of the song refer to the Scots victory over the English at the Battle of Bannockburn.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Flowers of the Forest - Slow Air
One of the most popular slow airs of all-time. Known to pipers as simply "The Lament", it is commonly heard at funerals and Rembrance Day events.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Garry Owen - 6/8 March
Garry Owen (or Garryowen) is a traditional Irish folk song that has become well known around the world as a pipe band and reginmental pipe tune.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Glasgow City Police Pipers - Jig
This jig is always a great crowd pleaser with a exciting rhythmic effect. A great jig for pipers for any ability level.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Glen is Mine - Piobaireachd
This popular piobaireachd was composed by Iain Dubh MacCrimmon of the famous MacCrimmon family of Skye and dates back to the late 1700's. It features a ground and ten variations.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $9.99
Going Home - Slow Air
This well-recognized melody was adapted from Dvorak's New World Symphony. It is a simple and elegant tune.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Green Hills of Tyrol - 3/4 March
This 3/4 Retreat March is one of the top five most played tunes of all time. Also known by the title "The Scottish Soldier."
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Hawk - Hornpipe
This charming and musical hornpipe was written by fiddler James Hill in the 1800's. The third and fourth parts were composed recently by American champion piper Jori Chisholm.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
High Road to Gairloch - 2/4 March
The perfect tune to learn as your first 2/4 march. A great lesson in the importance of clear, distinct rhythmic patterns in pipe music.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Highland Brigade at Magersfontein - 3/4 March
Another great 3/4 march written by John MacLellan of Dunoon. A true classic that is not heard often enough.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Highland Cathedral - Slow Air
A modern tune with a classic traditional style that has found tremendous popularity amongst both pipers and non-pipers. It was selected as the anthem of the Scottish Rugby Union, and has been suggested to be adopted as the new Scottish national song.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Highland Laddie - 2/4 March
One of the classic two-parted 2/4 marches. A perennial favorite of the Scottish Regiments and pipe bands around the world. Played at many Highland Games as the Salute to the Chieftain. A must-learn!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Jimmy Blue - Hornpipe
A modern day classic hornpipe in the round style. Composed by Colin Craig of New Zealand. A rare tune that sounds traditional and modern at the same time!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Katrina's Call - 4/4 March
A new tune composed to honor the tremendous generosity and sacrifice of those who gave assistance to the victims of Hurricaine Katrina in 2005. Published here for the first time anywhere!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
King George V's Army
King George V's Army is a well known and highly regarded competition-style four-parted 2/4 march. A great melody and lots of snappy rhythms to keep your foot tapping!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Little Spree - Piobaireachd
A commonly heard tune in piobaireachd competitions. One of the three Spree tunes, along with the Big Spree and Middling Spree. One legend relates the tune to a drinking spree!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $9.99
Mairi's Wedding - 2/4 March
One of the most requested wedding pipe tunes. It has been recorded by many musicians from The Chieftains with Van Morrison to The Rankin Family.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Major John MacLennan - 6/8 March
Written by the genius composer G.S. McLennan for his favorite cousin, a distinguished soldier in the Gordon Highlanders. The perfect 6/8 march for pipers at any level.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
Meeting of the Waters - 4/4 March
A well-known and loved traditional 4/4 March. Based on a song by poet and singer Thomas Moore. A bold tune with a strong, inspiring melody.
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Merry Wedding Hornpipe - Hornpipe
A contemporary hornpipe written by Jori Chisholm. The title says it all: upbeat, happy, exciting and celebratory!
Listen to a PreviewMusic $4.99
The Minstrel Boy - 4/4 March
The Minstrel Boy is one of the most recoqnized Irish folk tunes of all-time. A classic that is heard played by pipers around the world on St. Patrick's Day.
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Miss Delicia Chisholm - 2/4 March
A highly musical competition-style 2/4 march. A well known and popular tune.
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Mist Covered Mountains - Slow Air
One the most beautiful and haunting melodies ever written for the bagpipe. Also known by its Gaelic title Chi Mi Na Morbheanna.
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Moonshine - Hornpipe
This traditional-style hornpipe is played in the fast, round style. Parts 3 & 4 were written by Jori Chisholm.
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Muir of Ord - 2/4 March
One of the most unique 2/4 competition-style 2/4s ever written. Composed by the legendary G.S. McLennan.
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The Munros' Salute - Piobaireachd
A reasonably short piobaireachd that consists of a ground and three variations. A great tune to learn as your first piobaireachd. Composed by Iain Dall MacKay (1656-1754) who was piper to MacKenzie of Gareloch and a student of Patrick Og MacCrimmon.
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My Own Fireside - Slow Air
A simple air based on a traditional Scottish song. The lyrics of the song celebrate one of life's simple pleasures: enjoying a drink whilst sitting by the fire.
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Old Wife of the Mill Dust - Jig
A fantastic six-parted jig that is a favorite of solo pipers, pipe bands, and Scottish and Irish folk bands.
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Orange and Blue - Strathspey
This well known two-parted strathspey is often heard played by pipers for the dance The Highland Fling. This tune is a perfect example of the "lift" provided by the dot-cut rhythms of the strathspey -- a uniquely Scottish form of dance music.
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Paddy's Leather Breeches - Jig
A very popular and commonly heard four-parted jig. It is often played for Scottish Highland dancers for their jig dance, which portrays an Irish washerwoman or Irishman.
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Piper of Drummond - Reel
This classic two-parted reel is a perfect introduction to the reel idiom. It is often played as accompaniment for Scottish Highland dancers.
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Prince Charles' Welcome to Lochaber - 2/4 March
A winning competition-style 2/4 March that is rarely heard. Written by a former Pipe Major of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.
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The Roses of Prince Charlie - 4/4 March
A contemporary tune written in the traditional style, with a strong opening melody line that makes it perfect for performers of all kinds: solo pipers, pipe bands, and folk groups.
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The Rowan Tree - 4/4 March
A classic tune that is most often paired with Scotland the Brave (perhaps the most popular bagpipe tune ever). Often played by the massed pipes and drums.
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St. Patrick's Day - 6/8 March
St. Patrick's Day is an Irish 6/8 March named after the famous Irish holiday.
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Sandy Duff - Reel
A popular and commonly heard two-parted reel. Often played for Scottish Highland dancers and Scottish Country dancers, and also known by the names Duffy the Dancer, The High Reel, and Barney McKenna's High.
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Scotland the Brave - 4/4 March
The most popular bagpipe tune ever. One of Scotland's unofficial national anthems.
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Scots Wha Hae - Slow Air
A simple slow air in the 6/8 time signature. The most common tune pipers learn as their first tune. Also known as Bruce's Address to to his Troops at Bannockburn.
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Skye Boat Song - Slow Air
The well known tune also known as Over the Sea to Skye. The lyrics of the song describe Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape from Uist to Skye after the Battle of Culloden in 1746.
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Swagger - Jig
This exciting six-parted jig was the first prize winner of a tune composition contest. It features several dramatic and unexpected changes of rhythm and key.
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Tommy MacDonald of Barguillean - 2/4 March
A highly musical and pleasing 2/4 march that is perfect for competition, but rarely heard. Tommy was the grandson of the famous Mrs. MacLeod of Raasay!
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Too Long in This Condition - Piobaireachd
One of the all-time great piobaireachds. A majestic ground is followed by an elegant first variation and one of the most beautiful crunluath variations anywhere. Written by Donald Mor MacCrimmon or Patrick Og MacCrimmon, according to two different ancient legends.
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When the Battle's O'er
One of the most well-known 3/4 Marches of all-time. When the Battle's O'er is commonly played by pipe bands in a set of two 3/4s following The Green Hills of Tyrol.
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Wings - 4/4 March
Wings has a catchy melody and is often played along with Scotland the Brave. It's the official regimental tune of the Royal Engineers.
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Jori Thank you!

These tunes are for your own personal educational use only. Your support makes it possible to add more tunes to the library. If there's a tune you would like to learn that's not on the list send me a message and if you can't wait I'd be happy to create a Custom Tune Lesson for you! If you want feedback on your progress, record yourself and send it to me for a Tune Lesson Download Follow-Up Evaluation.

Download and print out the complete checklist of all the tunes to help keep track of your progress.

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Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series:

This series is presented in order to take you from the very start to mastery of the basics of piping!

1. The Scale
2. Gracenotes
3. Strikes
4. Tachums
5. D Throws
6. High G Doubling
7. Grips
8. High A Doubling
9. E Doubling
10. F Doubling
11. C Doubling
12. B Doubling
13. Taorluath
14. Birls
15. Low G Doubling
16. Low A Doubling
17. D Doubling

Videos by Category:

Technique:
The Scale Video
Gracenotes Video
Strikes Video
Tachums Video
D Throws Video
High G Doubling Video *NEW*
Grips Video
High A Doubling Video *NEW*
E Doubling Video *NEW*
F Doubling Video
C Doubling Video *NEW*
B Doubling Video *NEW*
Taorluath Video
Birls Video
Low G Doubling Video *NEW*
Low A Doubling Video *NEW*
D Doubling Video *NEW*

Maintenance:
How to Tie in a Bag Video

Tunes by Category:

(Download the complete checklist.)

Piobaireachd:
The Glen is Mine
The Little Spree
The Munros' Salute
Too Long in This Condition

2/4 Marches:
The 79th's Farewell to Gibraltar
The Barren Rocks of Aden
The Black Bear
Brown Haired Maiden
High Road to Gairloch
Highland Laddie
King George V's Army
Mairi's Wedding
Miss Delicia Chisholm
Muir of Ord
Prince Charles' Welcome to Lochaber
Tommy MacDonald of Barguillean

3/4 Marches:
The Bloody Fields of Flanders
Castle Dangerous
Colin's Cattle
Dream Valley of Glendaruel
Green Hills of Tyrol
Highland Brigade at Magersfontein
When the Battle's O'er

4/4 Marches:
Blue Bells of Scotland
Cabar Feidh
The Dawning of the Day
Katrina's Call
Meeting of the Waters
The Minstrel Boy
The Roses of Prince Charlie
The Rowan Tree
Scotland the Brave
Wings

6/8 Marches:
Bonnie Dundee
Dovecote Park
Garry Owen
Major John MacLennan
St. Patrick's Day

9/8 Marches:
The Battle of the Somme

Slow Airs:
Amazing Grace
Auld Lang Syne
Danny Boy
Dark Island
Flowers of the Forest
Flower of Scotland
Going Home
Highland Cathedral
Mist Covered Mountains
My Own Fireside
Scots Wha Hae
Skye Boat Song

Strathspeys:
Captain Colin Campbell
Dornie Ferry
Orange and Blue

Reels:
Piper of Drummond
Sandy Duff

Hornpipes:
Afternoon at the Green Monster
Crossing the Minch
Don't Stop Rockin'
The Hawk
Jimmy Blue
The Merry Wedding Hornpipe
Moonshine

Jigs:
Banjo Breakdown
Corkhill
Cutting Bracken
Donald Willie and His Dog
Drops of Brandy
Glasgow City Police Pipers
Old Wife of the Milldust
Paddy's Leather Breeches
Swagger

Other:
America Set - Part 1
America Set - Part 2

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The downloadable tune lessons have proven to be an incredibly effective addition to my piping studies. Not only is Jori a world-class piper, but he is a world-class teacher, too. The lesson portion of each download pinpoints key areas of the tune to focus on and then discusses strategies for practicing them. The tune recording on the pipes lets me listen and learn by 'osmosis'. I would highly recommend these lessons to any piping student. They are easy to download, full of excellent material and a real bargain too!

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-S.L.

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I am not fortunate enough to have a piping teacher in close proximity to my home with Jori's ability. I searched for quite a while to find the right instructor. I was a bit hesitant at first to engage in lessons with a webcam for all the obvious reasons. After reading some of the tesimonials and the information on BagpipeLessons.com, I decided to contact Jori for more information. I found him to be very professional and accomodating when it came to discussing lesson arrangements. I did not feel pressured by him in any way nor did I get the feeling that he felt I was wasting his time. Many instructors I have run across seem put off when you tell them you are an adult amateur piper needing instruction. I have only had a handful of lessons with Jori thus far but my piping has improved more in the last few months than it has in the last few years. Together we set very practical and attainable short term goals for my piping and I am happy to say that I am ahead of schedule. Jori is about results. I feel lucky and honored to have Jori as my instructor and friend. I look forward to many years of instruction and improvement under his tutelage.

-Dan F.


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What are Tune Lesson Downloads?

The most comprehensive tune learning solution ever. Learning tunes has never been easier. Have you ever heard a bagpipe tune and wished you had the sheet music for it? Have you ever wanted to learn a tune from the written music and wished you had a matching recording? Have you ever tried to learn a tune from a book and found it riddled with wrong notes and inconsistencies? Have you struggled to learn a tune from the written page without hearing it first? Have you ever wished you had a recording and the written music of a tune that were identical -- with all the exact gracenotes and doublings?

What do I get with my Tune Lesson Download?

1. A high-quality, studio-produced audio recording of your tune played by one of the world's top pipers.

2. A professionally-typset printed sheet music for your tune -- perfectly matched to the audio recording.

3. A detailed audio instructional lesson on the tune, including learning tips, practice strategies, suggestions for improvement, and demonstrations played on the practice chanter.

4. An additional sheet of BONUS written instructional materials related to your tune.

What can I do with my Tune Lesson Download?

The written scores are beautifully typeset and can be viewed on your computer screen or printed. Listen to the high-quality mp3 recordings on your computer or take the tunes on-the-go with your iPod or burn a CD for listening in the car or on your home stereo! These recordings precisely match the written notes and allow you to hear the execution, expression, and tempo of each tune. This gives you the resources you need to learn tunes fast and accurately.

Can I get my Tune Lesson mailed to me on a CD?

Yes! Click here to have a CD of your tune lesson mailed to you.


What if I don't see the tune I want on the list?

If there's a tune you would like to learn that's not on the list send me a message and I'll add it to the ever-growing list of requests. If you can't wait for the next batch of tunes, i.e. you want to learn it now I'd be happy to create a custom tune lesson for you. Check out the Custom Tune Lessons page for more details.

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