For bagpipe training on your Mac as well as on your Apple mobiles.

PocketPipes is an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and Mac OS player for bagpipe tunes (abc and bww files) with lot of options. A vertical bar shows the note being played on the sheet music. PocketPipes is your partner for practicing, with your own tunes and statistics about recent playbacks help you to drive your training sessions.

- bagpipe chanter sound or practice chanter sound
- defining a section of the tune for playback (to focus on few measures when training, with long press on the sheet music). The area outside the section is grayed.
- loop mode
- playing with or without drones or embellishments
- C natural, or C natural + F natural
- synchronized metronome with the current play
- optional 5-7-9 attack before each play
- tempo tuning for the current tune

- moving (drag and drop) files from Mac locations or from email attachements to the first tab (file list) of the application
- importing tunes from a Dropbox(TM) account
- file uploading to a Dropbox account (wav soundtrack and pdf sheet music)
- sheet music printing
- categorization (tagging) of the tunes allows to work on subsets within the personal tunes (i.e. Marches, Slow airs, To learn, Next performance ....). See guide on website. More flexible than folder hierarchy. When categorized, a tune appears in blue color.
- searching by keys, crossed with categories
- statistics on recent playbacks, crossed with categories
- file edition in textual mode with revert capability to the previous file

- contextual menu with a long press on the tune title or on the sheet music
- resizable screen
- ability to colorize some parts of the tunes (non standard feature)
- keyboard for fun only
- detailed Help Book
- dark mode available

Nota: tempo setting and section marks are made persistent.
Available ressources on the support web site: Packs of tunes, guides, FAQ, link to abc software, ABC tutorial
See FAQ for specific questions.

App Privacy

The developer, Claude Le Dû, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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