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This is a collection of my original compositions as well as tunes or songs that I have adapted for the Great Highland Bagpipe which were not composed for the instrument or arrangements of other author/composers or traditional tunes originally written for the Great Highland Bagpipe.

You will find my own Compositions in the form of BOOKS, i.e. BOOK ONE-PART ONE, BOOK ONE-PART TWO, BOOK TWO-PART ONE, BOOK TWO-PART TWO etc., in two parts to make it more manageable when loading pages when visited.

Also, for my New Compositions you find them under the NEW COMPOSITIONS pages before they have been formatted into a BOOK form and they are sequenced by Tune No. rather than by Tune Tempo and Alphabetical Sequencing. Eventually they will form the next formatted BOOKS, THREE, FOUR, etc. also in TWO PARTS.

The ADAPTATIONS are sequenced alphabetically by TUNE TITLE and may at some point be formatted into BOOKS of ADAPTATIONS as they grow in number.

My ARRANGEMENTS of various TUNES considered TRADITIONAL (when the composer is unknown) or COMPOSED by others, has not been published at this time, but look forward to seeing these ARRANGEMENTS in the near future as time permits for me to upload them to the site. I expect that I will upload them in multiple pages likely either by TUNE TEMPO/TYPE (Marches, Strathspeys, Reels, Hornpipes, Jigs, Slow Airs, etc.) or By TUNE TEMPO (i.e. 2/4 Marches, 6/8 Marches, 3/4 Marches, etc.)   This will depend on the number of tunes per web page and they may also need to be set up into TWO or MORE pages, such as ARRANGEMENTS-MARCHES PAGE ONE or ARRANGEMTNS-2/4 MARCHES-PART ONE, etc. I do have a large number of tunes already arranged in Bagpipe Music Writer (.BWW file) format.

There is a MUSICAL NOTES section for each BOOK or SECTION. On these pages you will find INFORMATION about how the TUNE TITLE was chosen, an MP3 CLIP in order to listen to the tune and a Photo or Photos associated with the Tune Title. These photos may be of people, the tune was named after or an item or an article or a place or a combination of all three.

The MUSIC is found on the various pages titled BOOK or NEW COMPOSITIONS or ADAPTATIONS or ARRANGEMENTS (to still be set up) inMP3 MUSIC CLIP, SHEET MUSIC and BAGPIPE MUSIC WRITER SOURCE (.BWW files) both published in a .PDF format.

You can listen to the Music using the MP3 Clip or VIEW / PRINT / SAVE or COPY the Sheet Music or Bagpipe Music Writer Source (.BWW file) to your own computer for use on your own Bagpipe Music Writer Software.

PLEASE NOTE: IN ORDER TO ACCESS THE MUSIC YOU NEED TO BECOME A MEMBER (“FREE”).

THE REASON FOR THIS IS PRIMARILY FOR MY OWN INTEREST AS TO WHO HAS VISITED THE AND HAS ACCESS TO THE MUSIC SECTION OF THE SITE.

OTHER PAGES DO NOT REQUIERE MEMEBERSHIP (such as GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPOSER, COMPOSERS MUSICAL CAREER, ABOUT THE MUSIC and the MUSIC-NOTES PAGES (which do have MP3 Clips to listen to the tune without becoming a member).

THE INFORMATION REQUESTED WHEN BECOMING A MEMBER allows you to CHOOSE your own USER ID/NAME, enter your E-MAIL address, set your own PASSWORD and enter your FIRST and LAST NAMES.

ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WHEN BECOMING A MEMBER (Free) WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND NOT PROVIDED TO ANYONE OR ANY ORGANIZATION. IT IS STRICKLY FOR INTENDED ONLY FOR MY OWN KNOWELDGE REGARDING THOSE VISITING THE PAGES THAT CONTAIN THE MUSIC.

SHOULD YOU CHOOSE NOT TO BECOME A MEMBER you can still get a copy of the SHEET MUSIC in PDF format or the BAGPIPE MUSIC WRITER SOURCE (.BWW File) or both by sending me an e-mail to thepipingpadre@gmail.com or rev.dr.ken.bice@gmail.com and I will sent you a copy of the tune or tunes you request in the format you request as soon as possible.

All sheet music was created using BAGPIPE MUSIC WRITE (GOLD). I have posted the copy of the .BWW file in a word document the converted it to a .PDF format which you can view or copy and paste to your Bagpipe Music Writer Software or save to copy and paste later. You can then view, listen to, play along with or even modify the tune to meet your own level of skills or those skills of your band members at no cost to you.

Click on the MENU ITEMS above to go to the page you wish to view. If you have not signed in as a member and that page requires you to be a member it will indicate this and will not show the content of the page. You can then either login if you’re already joined as a member or join. If you chose join, there is a button “JOIN NOW” to jump to the REGISTRATION page.

ALSO you can revisit the MEMBER LOGIN/LOGOUT page to LOG OUT. If you do not LOG OUT, next time you access the WEB PAGE you may not need to login, if your computer internet exploring software allows you to remember logins.

IF YOU FORGET YOUR PASSWORD, you can recover it on the MEMBER LOGIN/LOGOUT page if you enter an incorrect one.

IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT BECOME A MEMBER but would like to get a COPY of the SHEET MUSIC or the BAGPIPE MUSIC WRITER SOURCE (.BWW) file, you can contact me at the CONTACT INFORMATION provided at the bottom of each page and E-MAIL me and I will send you a copy of the TUNES you would like to have as soon as possible.

ALSO, there is a “YOUR FEEDBACK” link found on the left side of each screen (a light green tab/button).   When you click on the “YOUR FEEDBACK” link you can fill in the information and it will be sent to special E-mail I have set up for FEEBACK. Your E-MAIL and NAME WILL NOT BE provided to ANYONE, ANY GROUP or ANY ORGANIZTION or PUBLISHED.

I hope you enjoy your visit and please let me know what you think about the music or format of the web site using the “YOUR FEEDBACK” link.

Or, you can send me an e-mail to rev.dr.ken.bice@gmail.com which you will find a link to in the contact section found at the bottom of each page.

Rev. Dr. Kenneth B. Bice CD D.D. KGSJ, March 17th, 2017