This book is a wonderful history of how the bagpipe developed around the world and how it became the musical instrument of Scotland. Many people know little about the origin of the bagpipes. The answer may surprise you. I found it very informative and interesting.
This book is a wonderful history of how the bagpipe developed around the world and how it became the musical instrument of Scotland. Covers about everything you might want to know about the bagpipes. This information, all in one book, covers history & playing and much more. It is illustrated, nice for anyone with a Scottish background or not. Highly recommend.
Originally published: Belfast : Appletree, 1999. Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79). The bagpipe is a versatile instrument, able to reflect a broad range of moods, thoughts, and purposes. Over the centuries, it has similarly evoked a range of contradictory reactions. During post-Reformation censorship it was denounced as the devil's instrument, but it became the instrument of the French aristocracy under Louis XIV and Louis XV.
This book describes a little bit of all types of "bagpipes". It is a dry read, but you can easily get through it in It is a history of the bagpipe. From the earliest known documentaries of the instrument, the evolution of the music and will touch the common assumption that the "Bagpipe" is Scottish
This book also contains information on other types of bagpipes, but keeps the Highland bagpipe as it's main focus.
This book also contains information on other types of bagpipes, but keeps the Highland bagpipe as it's main focus. com User, October 16, 2000. This pretty, little gem of a book is a great gift for the piper or Scot-o-file in your family, especially if that person is you.
Books online: Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Treasure, 2011, Fishpond. He is now a Lecturer and Course Leader in the University of the Highlands and Islands. He has published many articles on Scottish history, and his books include the ever-popular Tartan: The Highland Habit.
Bagpipes for hundreds of years were taught by impartation and is still the best way to learn the eccentricities of the instrument. Synthetic bag and reeds for added durability. Chanter included for practise. The standard used today is the College of Piping Tutor Book, which explains the basics before investing in a full set of bagpipes.
The record is meagre for the evolution of the bagpipe in Scotland and perceptions of the 'national instrument' have depended on a stereotype Great Highland Bagpipe assumed to have a continuous history from a distant past.
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Most bagpipes have at least one drone: a pipe which is generally not fingered but rather produces a constant harmonizing note throughout play (usually the tonic note . 147 pp. with plates. Cheape, Hugh, The Book of the Bagpipe.
Most bagpipes have at least one drone: a pipe which is generally not fingered but rather produces a constant harmonizing note throughout play (usually the tonic note of the chanter). Exceptions are generally those pipes which have a double-chanter instead. A drone is most commonly a cylindrically-bored tube with a single reed, although drones with double reeds exist. Collinson, Francis (1975), The Bagpipe, The History of a Musical Instrument.
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THE & Book of Appin& was probably a treatise compiled in Scotland on medicine or veterinary medicine. THE & Book of Appin& was probably a treatise compiled in Scotland on medicine or veterinary medicine.
The Book of the Bagpipe relates the evolution of the bagpipe from the reeded pipes of ancient civilizations to its present-day position as a Scottish cultural icon, an evocative emblem of Celtic heritage, and a legitimate musical instrument. Delightfully illustrated with photographs, engravings, and color paintings of pipes and pipers through the ages, this book makes an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in Celtic music and history.