The “Small Tunes” series on this blog has been a feature for some time. From it’s earliest incarnation as set downloadable bagpipe scores to a podcast with some history and a performance of the tune on the Highland bagpipe, a goodly collection has arisen—and with more still to come. You can access all the posts [...]
Today’s Highland bagpiper has never had more media and music at their fingertips. The internet, expanding interest, and the number of live events all feed one another to create an ever-expanding reservoir of quality music. But such was not always the case. Once upon a time, CDs and print music releases were few and far [...]
We pipers love the latest and greatest music produced by our favorite soloists and pipe bands, don’t we? We want to play the same exciting stuff we hear. This impulse inevitably leads us on a search for the scores of said tunes. Unfortunately, these half-hearted searches lead many to internet forums asking others where it [...]
Can you believe the holiday season is upon us once more? Here at Pipehacker we love making it yourself, but sometimes there is no substitute for a well crafted, high quality item. This year, send your loved ones over here to Pipehacker.com as a (not so subtle) hint for gifts. This week we tackle piping media!
Pipers seem to be riding a psychic wavelength that has us all thinking about our music and what it means to us. Ken Eller over at his Captain’s Corner shares thoughts about being a musician, quoting from Victor Wooten’s book The Music Lesson: “…Music cannot be found in any instrument… an instrument laid on the [...]