A New Method of Practice Chanter Tuition. By Piper Major R. T. Shepherd. For Bagpipe. Methods. Scottish. Level: Beginning. Book/Cassette/Instrument. Published by Scott's Highland Services.This is a new concept in tuition for the practice chanter, devised by Pipe Major R.T. Shepherd. It contains precise photographs showing all finger positions; time counting exercises; detailed descriptions in playing marches, strathspeys and reels; theory and 12 chosen tunes.