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Susato Tabor-Pipes
Three-holed pipes for one-handed playing are known in many parts of the world since Medieval times. Tabor-Pipes and Txirula/Txistus have two finger- holes in front and one thumb-hole in the back. The instruments are designed to be played with one hand, so that the other hand is free to play a tabor-drum, a stringed-tambour, or hurdy-gurdy. The only difference between a Tabor-Pipe and a Txirula or Txistu is the diameter and position of the three tone holes and the musical scale resulting from that difference. Both types can produce a contiguous scale of one octave and a fifth, ample range for any folktune! Some people manage to play two 3-hole pipes simultaneously. It is possible to play contiguous scales because the pipes are designed to allow the playing of a series of five or more harmonics, using the three tone-holes only for filling in those notes that are not part of the harmonic series. The Tabor-Pipe plays a major scale beginning with a sequence of: whole-tone, whole-tone, semi-tone. The Basque Txirula / Txistu plays a Dorian scale beginning with a sequence of: whole-tone, semi-tone, whole-tone. The useful contiguous scale always begins on the first harmonic, one octave higher than the fundamental.


Pipe and Tabor Players
from the 13th Century illuminated manuscript,
"Cantigas de Santa Maria"

  

A thumbrest, fingering chart, joint grease and a vinyl carrying pouch are included in the price of the Garland Tabor-Pipes.

Instruction books for Tabor-Pipes are listed below.
For Medieval and Renaissance style drums, suitable for use with Txistus click here.
Click here for additional Downloadable Fingering Charts.

 
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Oriole Tabor-Pipes (2-Piece)
  OTPC3 -  Oriole Tabor-Pipe in High -C- (2 Piece)  $28.90  Buy Now
  OTPBb3 -  Oriole Tabor-Pipe in High -Bb- (2 Piece)  $28.90  Buy Now
  OTPA3 -  Oriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -A- (2 Piece)  $28.90  Buy Now
  OTPG3 -  Oriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -G- (2 Piece)  $28.90  Buy Now
  OTPF3 -  Oriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -F- (2 Piece)  $28.90  Buy Now
  OTPSET3-3 -  Oriole Complete Tabor-Pipe Set (1 Head, 5 Bodies)  $88.90  Buy Now
Oriole Extra Head or Bodies
  OHead2T -  Oriole Head Section (fits all Oriole models)  $15.00  Buy Now
  OTPBodyC3 -  Oriole Extra Tabor-Pipe Body Section in High -C-  $15.00  Buy Now
  OTPBodyBb3 -  Oriole Extra Tabor-Pipe Body Section in High -Bb-  $15.00  Buy Now
  OTPBodyA3 -  Oriole Extra Tabor-Pipe Body Section in Low -A-  $15.00  Buy Now
  OTPBodyG3 -  Oriole Extra Tabor-Pipe Body Section in Low -G-  $15.00  Buy Now
  OTPBodyF3 -  Oriole Extra Tabor-Pipe Body Section in Low -F-  $15.00  Buy Now

Garland 2-Piece Tabor-Pipes
-V- Series Soprano (Smaller Bore)
  GTP205-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe in High -D- (2 Piece)  $48.90  Buy Now
  GTP206-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe in High -C- (2 Piece)  $48.90  Buy Now
  GTP208-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe in Low -Bb- (2 Piece)  $48.90  Buy Now
  GTPSET01-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe Set (1 Head, 3 Bodies)  $97.80  Buy Now
  GTPH1-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe Extra Head  $24.45  Buy Now
  GTPB1-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe Extra Body  $24.45  Buy Now
-S- Series Soprano/Alto (Bigger Bore)
  GTP206-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe in High -C- (2 Piece)  $55.90  Buy Now
  GTP208-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe in Low -Bb- (2 Piece)  $55.90  Buy Now
  GTP209-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe in Low -A- (2 Piece)  $55.90  Buy Now
  GTP210-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe in Low -G- (2 Piece)  $55.90  Buy Now
  GTP212-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe in Low -F- (2 Piece)  $55.90  Buy Now
  GTPSET06-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe Set (1 Head, 5 Bodies)  $167.70  Buy Now
  GTPH2-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe Extra Head  $27.90  Buy Now
  GTPB2-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe Extra Body  $27.90  Buy Now

Pipe and Tabor Drum Outfit
  Pipe and Tabor Drum Outfit TBO -  Pipe and Tabor Drum Outfit  $60.00  Buy Now
Method and Music for Tabor-Pipes
  Companion's Five Tabor-Pipe Instruction Book by G. Kelischek MSF25T -  Companion's Five Tabor-Pipe Instruction Book by G. Kelischek  $11.95  Buy Now
  Pipe and Tabor Tutor by Dick Bagwell PTTDB -  Pipe and Tabor Tutor by Dick Bagwell  $18.95  Buy Now
  Complete Music for Fife and Drum by Walter Sweet 95483 -  Complete Music for Fife and Drum by Walter Sweet  $19.95  Buy Now