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    Vin Janoski 0
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    “My Pipes Are Too Hard!”

    You are blowing and moving your arm and wiggling your fingers just as you’ve been taught, only the sounds coming out are not what you know you are capable of producing, and you’re ready for your lungs to burst as you collapse into a puddle of sweat. Sound familiar?

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    What is Bagpipe Expression? - VLOG 2.018

    Andrew Douglas 0
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    Happy New Year! Bagpipe expression is such a contentious topic - how long do you hold notes, how long to cut notes, when to play soft, when NOT to play soft, and this, and that, and the other thing. But, at its root, bagpipe expression deals with simulating DYNAMICS on our instrument that only has

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        Why You Should Care about the "Pitch-Time" Continuum

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        Do you know pipers who take their pipes out of the bag, put the drones together, and start playing without taking any time to “warm” them up? Unfortunately, the resulting sound is enough to make anyone dislike the sound of the pipes. But even if we play the pipes for a few minutes before tuning, how many of us have a deep understanding of reasons behind warming up?