We have the perfect instructional manual for beginning musicians. Whether you are learning to play the harp, the bagpipe or the lute, you will find a nice selection of instructional books and CDs here that feature information on how to tune your instrument, how to read music, finger placement, songs to play, and general, understandable information on how to play your new medieval instrument.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.