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Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas
Andrew is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, having been active at the highest level of pipe bands, solo competition, teaching, and creative endeavors for the past 20 years. He's also the founder and creator of Dojo U and of PipersDojo.com

What Tempo is the RIGHT Tempo? - VLOG 2.019

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When you are learning the bagpipes, it's critical to be aware of the correct learning TEMPO. How do you know what speed you should be learning things at in order to maximize your development (while still getting your tunes ready for bagpipe competitions or performances)? Today, Andrew will show you how to reverse engineer the

What is Bagpipe Expression? - VLOG 2.018

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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

Bagpipes in Extreme Cold - VLOG 2.017

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What do you have in your practice room?

Dojo U Instructors Risking Their Own Lives - VLOG 2.016

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What's More Important Than Technique - VLOG 2.015

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Blair Brown joins the vlog today while we tour the town, and discuss the most important things aspiring pipers can learn from great drumming.

How to Become a Great Piper - VLOG 2.014

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Let's get EPIC today and talk about what makes the great pipers great!

"ASAP" Nuances in Mrs. John MacColl

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ASAPs are Dojo U's way of talking about cut notes in light music. And, when it comes to playing ASAPs, there are indeed some nuances that are worth thinking about. Let's have a look at the 4th part nuances, and you'll undoubtedly have some ideas to "carry over" to your own repertoire as well.

Mrs. John MacColl - Part 4

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This is perhaps one of the most iconic parts in all the world's 2/4 march repertoire. Dig in, and enjoy.

Dissection of Embellishments in Mrs. John MacColl

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The third part of Mrs. John MacColl is the perfect "playground" to practice our execution and thought process behind playing good embellishments. How are you embellishment pre-requisites? How is your execution of the embellishment cardinal rules?