The Hal Leonard Bagpipe Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the Great Highland bagpipes. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner’s guide serves as an introduction to the bagpipe chanter. It includes access to online video lessons with demonstrations of all the examples in the book. Lessons include: The practice chanter The Great Highland […]
Avery became involved with the local Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band. He was elected Pipe Major (director) within 6 weeks and has been directing the band ever since (1974). The band was initially a Grade 3 pipe band, but has since become a Grade 4 or 5 band, depending on the playing personnel each year thanks to Head’s influence. Since then he’s taught a number of players over the years, and some of them have developed into very noteworthy players and performers. Further, Avery has competed in numerous solo competitions over the years, and has earned a number of medals.
Most people are familiar with the distinctive, haunting sound of bagpipes, but many don’t know how bagpipes work. They seem exotic, but did you know bagpipes are similar to other reed instruments?