This is my Bulgarian Gaida book and video kit.
The video is brand new 38 minute CD in MPEG format. Can play on any computer with any media player and all DVD players able to read MPEG.
In Bulgarian language with English subtitles.
Released by BULGARIANA.COM in February 2005 and produced by Boyan Savov. The instructor in this video is Anastas Ivanov, same man who makes our gaidas for the past few years, Probably the best and the oldest(81 years) gaida craftsman in Bulgaria. He uses one of his gaidas in E key in the movie, but the info is general for all gaidas. You can learn to play this exciting instrument or fix your existing problems just by watching this video.
-Structure of the gaida and it's parts mpeg sample
-Tuning of the gaida mpeg sample
-Fingers and body position mpeg sample
-Maintenance, including fixing of a hole in the bag.
-Bela sum, bela unache - solo gaida by Anastas Ivanov mpeg sample
The book was published in May 2003. As an author I picked different sources available in Bulgaria, translated them in English and created this book. It has 68 pages A4 format. Soft cover. 52 of the pages are with note exercises and scores of famous Bulgarian folk songs good for learning and playing gaida. The rest 16 pages have instructions for playing and maintenance, drawings and description of all Gaida parts and their functions. The book is good for all level players and will help you to get the most of this unique bagpipes.
THIS BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRENCH.