Found both the book and the DVD excellent teaching tools. As a complete novice, it teaches sympathetically and explains clearly all the necessary instructions. The emphasis on taking time to get it right was much appreciated. I regard this book and DVD as essential for anyone learning the chanter and hoping to go on the play the bagpipes. Having been daunted the classic Logan's tutor book, this book ignited my enthusiasm for practice and has inspired me to aim for greater things.