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Susato Tabor Pipes

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

Instruction books for Tabor-Pipes are listed below.

Click here for additional Downloadable Fingering Charts.

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, whole-tone.

The Basque Txirula / Txistu plays a Dorian scale beginning with a sequence of: whole-tone, whole-tone, semi-tone. The useful contiguous scale always begins on the first harmonic, one octave higher than the fundamental. A thumbrest, fingering chart, joint grease and a vinyl carrying pouch are included in the price of the Garland Tabor-Pipes.

 
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Taboriole Tabor-Pipes (2-Piece)
  TOTPC3 -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe in High -C- (2 Piece)  $42.90  Buy Now
  TOTPBb3 -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -Bb- (2 Piece)  $42.90  Buy Now
  TOTPA3 -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -A- (2 Piece)  $42.90  Buy Now
  TOTPG3 -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -G- (2 Piece)  $42.90  Buy Now
  TOTPF3 -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe in Low -F- (2 Piece)  $42.90  Buy Now
  OTPSET3-3 -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe Set (1 Head, Any 3 Bodies)  $87.90  Buy Now
  OTPSET3-5 -  Taboriole Complete Tabor-Pipe Set (1 Head, 5 Bodies)  $132.90  Buy Now
Taboriole Tabor-Pipe Extra Head or Body Section
  TOTPHead -  Taboriole Tabor-Pipe Extra Head Section  $22.50  Buy Now
  TOTPBody -  Taboriole Extra Tabor-Pipe Body Section  $22.50  Buy Now

Garland 2-Piece Tabor-Pipes
-V- Series Soprano (Smaller Bore)
  GTP204-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe in High -Eb- (2 Piece)  $48.90  Buy Now
  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
  GTPSET3-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe Set (1 Head, 3 Bodies)  $97.80  Buy Now
  GTPH2-V -  Susato Garland -V- Series Tabor-Pipe Extra Head  $24.45  Buy Now
  GTPB2-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
  GTPSET5-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  $27.95  Buy Now
  GTPB2-S -  Susato Garland -S- Series Tabor-Pipe Extra Body  $27.95  Buy Now

Pipe and Tabor Drum Outfit
  Pipe and Tabor Drum Outfit TBO -  Pipe and Tabor Drum Outfit  $64.75  Buy Now
Tabor Drums
  9 TB-09 -  9" Tabor Drum, Double-sided, With Stick  $43.90  Buy Now
  12 TB-12 -  12" Tabor Drum, Double-sided, With Stick  $53.90  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