“The Green Book:” The College of Piping Tutor

Working together in 1953, shortly after the College of Piping was founded, Seumas MacNeill and Thomas Pearston little knew that they were publishing what would become the best selling piping tutor of all time, with hundreds of thousands sold.  “The Green Book” has been updated several times since it was first published, with video demonstrations provided online.  It doesn’t lend itself as well to self-study as the National Piping Centre Highland Bagpipe Tutor, but more pipers have learned how to play with an instructor taking them through this book than by any other method.  The National Piping Centre recently republished the famous green book, retitling it The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book One. Fortunately, it’s green, so it’s still “The Green Book” to me.