The Bagpipe Player is app for IOS uses very popular format BWW, BMW files for writing music of the bagpipe .
Basic functions: show bww file as musical notes sheet, for playing and printing.
The app useful for learning a new tunes and writing a new tune.
Bagpipe Player play tunes like Great Highland Bagpipe with drones and embellishments.
Authentic sound sampled from real GHB and Practice chanter.
Ability to choose:
- sound of the practice chanter or bagpipe ;
- sound of the drones;
- volume sound of drones and chanter;
- duration of grace notes;
- tempo change;
- tone of sound on +- 5 halftone;
- height of the music staff;
- background for the sheet of notes;
There is an ability:
- create PDF, print it, send it email ;
- create folders in main folder to store certain tunes;
- to delay begin of playback for training;
- highlight a section of the tune and repeat it;
- turn on sound of the metronome;
- use demo tuner;
- create midi file of the tune and to send it to the email;
- create own bww file in trial graphical editor (function "Save" can to unlock for extra cost by built-in purchase).
The Bagpipe Player contains some .bww files for demonstration purpose.
This is tunes from Tutor 1 and Tutor 3 The College of Piping and also my favorite tunes.
Remember tap on button (i) you get info about control in the app.
Your files can to download to iPad from a PC using iTunes file sharing or download from DropBox, attachment email, Google Drive and etc.
Posibility to sync files between devices using iCloud.
Can to upload files from the app to the DropBox folder.
Count of files is not limited.
The preferred source to produce files .bww is a lot of network resources.
I think, app Bagpipe Player will be useful for beginners and professional bagpipers for purposes learning new tunes and writing new tunes.
The Bagpipe Player created for everybody who want, learn, plays and to loves sound of the bagpipe.

What's New

Version 1.2.2

Fixed a few issues.
Added "REST" signs.
Added comparing the date of modification of files during synchronization via iCloud.
Added menu "Share" for PDF, is possibility to open the document in any other applications (iBooks and etc.).

Ratings and Reviews

Well done


The app is very useful, and I am impressed with the playback quality. Better playback quality than the original bagpipe player and an iOS first. Although there a few rough edges, the potential is great. I look forward to a "create file" function. In the meantime, writing on PC version by Doug Wickstrom and transferring by drop box will have to do.
This app gives PMs the ability to distribute arrangements to band members via dropbox, and members have the ability to playback and practice anywhere they can take their iPhone or iPad.
The "edit" function makes corrections and alterations easy (you must already know the markup language for bagpipe player, no different from the original, as it should be).

For the record, creating an iOS app is a huge investment of time and energy. The price is very reasonable. The limited audience for whom the app was created reinforces the reasonable price. Less than half the cost of a cheap chanter reed.
Once the rough edges are smoothed out, this will be THE bagpiper's app, just as the PC version has been for years.

Best bagpipe app


The developer has excellent customer service. He answered my questions quickly. This is by far the BEST bagpipe music player/editor out there. Very, very easy to use. Makes learning and editing songs a breeze. I highly recommend this app to bagpipe players.

Great 1st Step


Thank you for writing this app. I want say it is perfect, but it is the first release and by looking at the developers web page the things I want to be added, tuning to my chanter, are being worked on.


Aleksey Vasilyev
57.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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