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The City of Hastings Highland Pipe Band Part 4

Carl Donley 0
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Today we look at the 4th part of the City of Hasting Pipe band. This wonder 4/4 march is excellent for working on short note fusion into low hand technique.

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The City of Hastings Highland Pipe Band Part 4

Carl Donley 0
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Today we look at the 4th part of the City of Hasting Pipe band. This wonder 4/4 march is excellent for working on short note fusion into low hand technique.

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How to Hemp a Joint That Will Last for Years

John Holcombe 0
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Do you find yourself constantly adjusting the snugness of the joints of your drones’ tuning pins, or the joints where the drones enter the stocks, or your chanter joint? Wouldn’t it be nice to have joints and tuning pins so well hemped that little time at all is needed to make needed minor adjustments?

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How to Hemp a Joint That Will Last for Years

John Holcombe 0
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Do you find yourself constantly adjusting the snugness of the joints of your drones’ tuning pins, or the joints where the drones enter the stocks, or your chanter joint? Wouldn’t it be nice to have joints and tuning pins so well hemped that little time at all is needed to make needed minor adjustments?

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How to Play Embellishments - Glossary

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Andrew Douglas 0
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This is a three step "Low G Oriented" embellishment found commonly in light music tunes, and in Piobaireachd.

Dojo Fingerwork Fundamental Terms - Glossary

Scale Navigation - The Basics

Andrew Douglas 0
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Any pitched instrument has to have a means to produce its notes. On the bagpipe, we have a small scale that we use that requires specific fingerings to make the notes sound properly. As a piper, you need to make sure these fingerings are correct, and that no unwanted sounds (a.k.a. "crossing noises") occur as you switch from note to note.

How to Set Up Your Bagpipes - Glossary

Bagpipe Maintenance

Andrew Douglas 0
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Bagpipe maintenance is the root of the bagpipe tree of sound. If the instrument isn't holding air and operating efficiently, there is no way that Tonal Quality or Tuning can be achieved.

Tonal Quality

Andrew Douglas 0
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Many pipers around the world, including a shocking number of "top" pipers, assume that, after putting together a well-maintained bagpipe, the next step is to tune it. This could not be further from the truth!

Tuning

Andrew Douglas 0
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The biggest thing to stress about tuning is that only a small part of the process relies on the quality of your "ear." At the Dojo, we stress that logic and strategy are the biggest components to tuning your instrument, not a magic ability to hear whether or not it's in tune.

How to Play Piobaireachd Elements - Glossary

Dare

Callum Beaumont 0
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Sometimes referred to as a "throw on F," the Dare brings a rich embellishment to the table in Piobaireachd that isn't often seen in light music. Look at the steps carefully, and make sure to get them right!

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