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Where to start???

PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:03 am
by euterpe
Hello.

I've just passed my final exams and had promised myself a set of NPs as a reward. The only problem is, now I've got my exam result, I realise I haven't the faintest idea where to start in terms of what pipes to get, where to get them from etc... I play a variety of instruments and usually learn pretty quickly and I know I definitely want to learn, I just need some very newbie advice!

Help???

:? :D
Sel
PS - If I've posted this in the wrong place or missed another thread on this topic, my apologies.

Re: Where to start???

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:06 pm
by RobSay
Hello - it might help if you said where you were in the world?

cheers

Rob

Re: Where to start???

PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:35 pm
by euterpe
Hello! Sorry - I stopped checking this as there'd been no replies. I have now borrowed a set (as of yesterday) and am beginning the journey to becoming a piper... Albeit slowly and squawkily...
No doubt I shall be asking advice at a later date!

Sel
PS I'm in Surrey, by the way!

Re: Where to start???

PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:18 pm
by RobSay
Hi Sel, glad to hear you've managed to borrow a set - I'll presume they're in playing order..

If you're just starting out and want to get to grips with the instrument, then best way to start is with an introduction from another player. If your lender can't set you away; and being based in Surrey, the next best option would be the London group. They meet at the Calthorpe Arms, Greys Inn Rd (down the road form Kings Cross St) on the first Wednesday of the month.

cheers

Rob

Re: Where to start???

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:54 am
by Julia Say
There's also a fettler / maker / player just on the edge of Surrey - depends which end of the county you are.

NPS membership would give you a list of local contacts (I would say that, wouldn't I!) who could help you out if stuck.

There's also a free download tutor at:
www.liestman.com

Text and photos, not video etc. but a lot better than nothing.

Julia

Re: Where to start???

PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:49 pm
by euterpe
Thanks to you both! I'm going to have a few lessons with the guy I borrowed them from to get me started. So far, there's no way I'm playing them outside the privacy of my own home or that of my teacher but I'm sure I'll get there! Blimmin' difficult to get the hang of maintaining the air pressure... :?