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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

10 Clues Your Pipe Major Sucks

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Before we start - I just want to thank my diligent co-author Dr. John Holcombe for helping me assemble this article! This article was formed based on an unofficial "survey" of our Dojo U Membership, and formulated as best as we could into 10 simple clues. Let's dive in! OK, Ok, I get it- Your

Blackberry Bush - Fourth Part (Tune Building)

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Here comes the 4th part, it a combination (maybe culmination) of the 2nd and 3 parts.

Blackberry Bush - Third Part (Tune Building)

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This 3rd part is written by Donald MacLeod!

Blackberry Bush - Second Part (Tune Building)

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Part 2 in tune-building style.

Blackberry Bush - First Part (Tune Building)

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This is a fairly simple tune at first glance but we'll pay special attention to the Dots and Cuts in the tune.

Dorrator Bridge - Fourth Part (Tune Building)

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Here's the last part

Dorrator Bridge - Third Part (Tune Building)

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Okay, the 3rd part is a bit of a challenge, take it slow and build it up correctly.

Dorrator Bridge - Second Part (Tune Building)

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Here comes just a few new bar to make a 2nd exciting part.

Dorrator Bridge - First Part (Tune Building)

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This strathspey is on the simple side but still quite technically challenging. Here is the first part built up.