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The College of Piping's Tutor 1 (the green tutor book) is the only way to start your piping career.
The College of Piping's Tutor 1 was first published in September 1953 by Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston.
Beginners Tutor 1 comes complete with CDROM with audio and video assistance.
The Contents of Tutor 1 are:
History of the Bagpipe
Purchase, Care and Maintenance of the Practice Chanter
Lesson 1- Placing fingers on the chanter and playing the notes/ Diagrams of finger positions front and rear.
Lesson 2 - Gracenotes
Lesson 3 - Throws and Doublins
Lesson 4 - Your first tune - Scots Wha Ha'e
Lesson 5 - Strikes and second measure Scots Wha Ha'e
Lesson 6 - Strike on D, Amazing Grace and Brown Haired Maiden
Lesson 7 - Second measure Brown Haired Maiden
Lesson 8 - Music Theory
Lesson 9 - Double C and B and High Road To Gairloch
Lesson 10 - 2nd measure High Road To Gairloch
Lesson 11 - Double F and E and Highland Laddie
Lesson 12 - Double high A and 2nd measure Highland Laddie
Lesson 13 - Leumluath and Taorluath and Carles Wi' The Breeks
Lesson 14 - 2nd measure Carles Wi' The Breeks
Lesson 15 - The Birl and 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 16 - 2nd measure 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 17 - Grip to C and 3rd measure 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 18 - 4th measure 79ths Farewell To Gibraltar
Lesson 19 - 1st measure Earl Of Mansfield
Lesson 20 - Thumb Gracenote, 2nd measure Earl Of Mansfield
Lesson 21 - 3rd measure Earl Of Mansfield
Lesson 22 - 1st measure Inverness Rant
Lesson 23 - The Tachum and 2nd measure Inverness Rant
Lesson 24 - Strikes on B and C and Piper O' Drummond
Lesson 25 - 2nd measure Piper O' Drummond
Lesson 26 - Double D and Green Hills Of Tyrol
Additional Tunes at the back of the book are:
Piobaireachd Of Donald Dubh