Available PDQB/SCQF Preparation Courses

Here are the courses that are available. If you are enrolled in a course, you will have full access. If you are not yet enrolled, you may click the course to view information/preview, and you'll have the option to purchase.

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What is the "PDQB," and at What Level Should I Get Certified? (Mini Course)

Learn about the role, history, and structure of the "Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board," and learn about how to study and get certified! Designed for beginners through to advanced bagpipers.

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Level 2 Certification (Practice Chanter)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display elementary practical skills and theoretical knowledge in building fingerwork competence on the Practice Chanter: perform exercises and tunes in simple time, all basic gracenotes, D throw, show understanding of music notation, practice chanter maintenance.

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Level 3 Certification (Practice Chanter)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the Practice Chanter: perform exercises and tunes in simple and compound time, show understanding of music notation, practice chanter maintenance.

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Level 4 Certification (Bagpipes)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the Practice Chanter and Bagpipes: exercises, bagpipe maintenance, writing bagpipe music, all basic bagpipe embellishments.

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Level 5 Certification (Bagpipes)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the Practice Chanter and Bagpipes: exercises, bagpipe maintenance, writing bagpipe music, all basic bagpipe embellishments: sight reading, exercises, tune performance, bagpipe tuning, marching and deportment, simple vs. compound time, bagpipe maintenance, etc.

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Level 6 Certification (Bagpipes)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the Practice Chanter and Bagpipes at a high level of proficiency: perform a program of music, play piobaireachd embellishments, bagpipe tuning, marching and deportment, sound production and measurement, piobaireachd and light music notation skills.

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Level 7 Certification (Bagpipes)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the Practice Chanter and Bagpipes at an advanced level: perform light music and piobaireachd, tune bagpipes accurately, pitch and pentatonic scales, formats of highland dances, piping history, bagpipe assembly.

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Level 8 Certification (Bagpipes)

Not Yet Enrolled. Display practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the Practice Chanter and Bagpipes at an advanced level: perform light music and piobaireachd, tune bagpipes accurately, writing music from memory, piobaireachd construction and classification, piobaireachd embellishments and notation, piping history.

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