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
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,
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.