Pipefest 1 is the world’s first bagpipe sheet music app. This app, which contains 100 pipe tunes listed by category and by difficulty. It is dedicated to pipers around the world who would like to learn new tunes from the convenient platform of their iPhone. Perhaps the best function of the app is the ability to search and instantly display a tune with a large repertoire of 100 tunes available in each version. The app provides a great resource for pipers. All tunes are embedded within the app so hat there is only one download.
When I first got the email for pipefest 1, I really thought someone was playing a joke on me. Like that episode of Friends where Ross learns how to play the bagpipes. However, once I started playing around with this app I found it to be very cool and pretty useful. Granted I do not play the bagpipes, but if I did this would be an app I would like to have.
When I first opened pipefest 1, I really did not know what to expect. I though that bagpipes may start playing and that it would be something weird. However, the main page is just an index of bagpipe sheet music listed by musical composition. Of course once I saw that and the actual sheet music it contained I had an immediate flashback to Music Theory class, but after I recovered from that and got off he floor I found this app to be well though out, and useful for bagpipe players.
As I said, the main menu is bagpipe tunes listed by pace. From 3/4Marchesall the way up to 9/8 matches. There is also a large collection of Strathspeys. There are also Jigs, slow airs, and sheet music for hornpipes. There is also a separate menu that lists the songs by difficulty. From what I know about bagpipes, and that is very little indeed, they are pretty tough to play and harder to master.