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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

Allan Dodd's Farewell to Scotland - Parts 3 and 4 [Vintage]

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In this class, we build up the 3rd and 4th parts of this tune. Get ready for melody overload!

Note: MP3 available for download at the end of this class.

6 Hidden Reasons Your Embellishments May Sound Like... Well... Sloppy Joes

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This is the last straw. You've heard for the last time from the last person that you're embellishments are sloppy. You've tried everything you could think of to "clean them up" but it still seems to be the biggest detractor in your playing. Perhaps you get good comments on your instrument sound, the steadiness of your blowing,

Open Dojo Session - Circular Breathing, "Unconscious Competence" & Tuning Strategies [Vintage]

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Course Name: Open Dojo Session Class Name: Circular Breathing, "Unconscious Competence" & Tuning Strategies Class Instructor: Andrew Douglas

Andrew Wright's Amazing Finger Dexterity Exercise [Vintage]

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Course Name: Technique Development Class Name: Andrew Wright's Amazing Finger Dexterity Exercise Class Instructor: Andrew Douglas

Kalabakan - Parts 3 and 4 [Vintage]

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In this class, we finish up this classic intermediate competition reel!

Decoding Grips for Improvement [Vintage]

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Course Name: Technique Development Class Name: Decoding Grips for Improvement Class Instructor: Andrew Douglas

4 Reasons You're Struggling to Tune Your Pipes (That Have Nothing to Do with Tuning...)

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Tuning Fork
This is a tuning fork, used for tuning instruments before the era of analog and digital tuning machines.
Obviously bagpipes have to be in tune in order for people to want to listen to them. However, at least 90% of tuning problems are caused not by a lack of solid tuning technique, but by problems with the foundation of your instrument.

Kalabakan - Parts 1 and 2 [Vintage]

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In this class, we play through the first two parts of this essential Intermediate reel, focusing "heavily" (no pun intended) on playing correct D-throws, by the steps.

Open Dojo Session - Drone Reed Steadiness vs. Chanter Reeds Steadiness - Cameron MacFadyen - The Bagpipe as an Extension of your Self [Vintage]

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In this class, we have a discussion about how drone reeds are less susceptible to blowing pressure changes than chanter reeds (on the assumption that your instrument is well-calibrated). Then, we hear Lee play some of Cameron MacFadyen on the practice chanter. Finally, a discussion on how the social mentality of our bands and pipe band associations can make it difficult to pursue the bagpipe as an extension of the Self.