This book is a must have for all pipers! Although the word "theory" makes many pipers cringe, understanding music theory is essential if you want to play the bagpipe well. This is an easy to follow book with exercises and an answer key to help yourself along.
1) Music Notation Basics
2) Music Notation Basics - Note Values
3) The Unique Highland Bagpipe - Notes of the PIpe Chanter
4) Pipe Music Notation
5) The Unique Highland Bagpipe - Pitch
6) Tuning the Pipe Chanter
7) Piobaireachd - Overview
8) Time and Meter - Time Signatures
9) Time and Meter - Simple and Compund Meter
10) Beat and Rhythm
13) The Unique Highland Bagpipe - Modal Scales and Keys
14) Scales and Keys - Major Scales
15) Scales and Keys - Minor Scales
16) Scales and Keys - The Circle of Fifths
17) The Unique Highland Bagpipe - Pentatonic and Hexatonic Scales
18) Intervals - Simple and Compound; Consonant and Dissonant
19) Intervals - Major and Minor; Augminished and Demented
20) Between Eye and Ear - Transcription and Memorization
21) Harmony and Chords
22) Scales and Keys - What key is that tune in?
24) Playing Well with Others - Working with an Accompanist
25) Playing Well with Others - Following the Directions of a Conductor
26) Music Notation - Octave Identification.
Also available Piping Theory Flash Cards - An accompaniment to the book " Is It Supposed To Sound Like That?" Guaranteed more fun than home dental surgery. Invent games, arrange into tunes, quiz your firends, test your memory, use your imagination! Includes - Pipe chanter scale, Scales with G,E and D gracenotes, Scales with doublings. Birls, throws, grips, taorluaths, bubbly notes and more.
Flashcards are also available.
Is it Supposed to Sound Like That?