Instructional Books and Videos

For the beginner to the realm of medieval music, there is no better place to start then Dark Knight Armoury, and more specifically, in our section of instructional books and videos, where beginners will find all manner of learning aids that will help them to start on the road to musical mastery with a wide assortment of different medieval music instruments. This section is filled with instructional pieces, ranging from instructional CDs to help guide you along the path to making medieval music, to books that will help educate you in the proper method of playing and caring for your instrument. These instructionals contain such pieces of information as hand and finger placement, proper holding technique, proper tuning methods, and more, while also helping you to learn to read music, so that you can transform any song you know into a stunning medieval melody. We have instructionals on the lute, the heart, the chanter, the bag pipe, and more. Each instructional item ensures that the basics are covered, giving each new musician a solid base to build on when it comes to learning ever-more about their chosen instrument. So if you plan on taking up a new hobby or just want to learn how to play an old-world instrument, then you have come to the right place, because the instructional books and videos here at Dark Knight Armoury are perfect for guiding you along your path to making beautiful medieval music.
Basic Harp for Beginners Book
LHPR
By well-known performer and teacher L. Riley, the Basic Harp for Beginners Book is a 77-page instructional book that includes information on tuning, finger placement, reading music, a 10 song glossary, and much more.
Price: $14.99
On Sale For: $14.24
Celtic Music for Folk Harp Book
LHPC
The Celtic Music for Folk Harp Book by Riley and McMichael introduces Celtic style music, components, and ornamentation. It has 28 songs for moderate to advanced skill levels. This is a great, must-have book for musicians.
Price: $19.99
On Sale For: $11.66
Cocus Practice Chanter with Book & CD
BAGM-BC
This traditional sized practice chanter has an engraved, nickeled ferrule and sole and is made from beautiful Cocus wood. It is in the key of B-flat. Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes.
Price: $54.90
On Sale For: $49.41
Learn to Play the Bagpipe Book
LRSB
The Learn to Play the Bagpipe Book by Pipe Major R.T. Shepherd is an instructional book that teaches you to play the bagpipe, starting with a Practice Chanter. The book includes photographs of finger positions, exercises, and music.
Price: $12.90
On Sale For: $11.61
Learn to Play the Bagpipe CD
LRSC
This audio tutorial by R.T. Shepherd can be used alone or to accompany the book. The CD follows the book all the way up to the beginning of chapter 8. This is a fun and easy way to teach yourself how to play the Bagpipe.
Price: $11.90
On Sale For: $10.71
Learn to Play the Lute Book
LUTB
This Learn to Play the Lute Book by DeGroodt is perfect for the beginning Lute player. It gives detailed and understandable instruction on Lute playing. This is a great, must-have book for any musician.
Price: $9.90
On Sale For: $8.91
Rosewood Practice Chanter with Book & CD
BAGL-BC
Our most popular practice chanter, this traditional sized practice chanter has an engraved nickeled ferrule, sole, and rosewood body. It is in the key of B-flat. Wood Grains may vary. This is the first step to learning the bagpipes.
Price: $50.90
On Sale For: $45.81
You Can Play the Harp Book
LHPS
The You Can Play the Harp Book offers 101 pages of detailed instructions, illustrations, and music for the beginning harp student. It is written by Victoria Lynn Schultz.
Price: $10.90
On Sale For: $9.81

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