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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

Lachlan McPhail of Tiree - Part 1

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In this lesson we learn the first part of this classic intermediate reel. This tune is ideal for players who are new to playing Strathspey/Reel events in solo competition. Also, it's ideal for intermediate bands to have in their MSR sets.

The Best Acoustics in the World for Bagpipes? - VLOG 2.022

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Today Cameron Drummond from Edinburgh, Scotland joins the vlog, and we take a journey through the "EMPAC" Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. How do the bagpipes sound in one of the finest acoustic environments in the world? Let's find out!

What is the Right Sized Pipe Bag? - BAGPIPE VLOG 2.021

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When learning the bagpipes, it's very important to feel comfortable on the instrument, and the size of your pipe bag is near the top of the list of things you need to figure out. But, what is the right size? How do you figure out what it is?

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!