Home Andrew Douglas

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

The "High A Bi-Lateral Strike" Technique - via Lachlan McPhail

Andrew Douglas 0
0
125
When we have multiple strikes in a row, it might be time to go bi-lateral! Don't worry, this is a much easier concept than it sounds like. (It'll take a bit of practice, though!)

Lachlan McPhail of Tiree - Part 4

Andrew Douglas 0
0
60
We finish by building the 4th part of this tune. Again, we use a lot of recycled material here, meaning that there shouldn't be a whole lot of "new stuff" to learn here. Let's finish the home stretch of this great tune.

Rhythmic Accuracy Discussion via Lachlan McPhail

Andrew Douglas 0
0
108
Rhythmic Accuracy is probably the most important bagpipe fundamental. While we need to strive for total rhythmic perfection, we have to also acknowledge that perfection is impossible! We discuss this paradox today... and there's a hidden challenge in here too! Be sure to tune in.

Lachlan McPhail of Tiree - Part 3

Andrew Douglas 0
0
94
Even less new material to learn here! Let's dig in to some GDE combinations, and continue to hone our reel-feel! We'll learn this part in the classic tune-building style, as always!

Andrew Douglas - Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree - Parts 2-4 [Vintage]

Andrew Douglas 0
0
56
In this class, we build up the remainder of this classic rhythmic reel.

3 Types of Crossing Noises - Review via Lachlan McPhail

Andrew Douglas 0
0
94
Yes! There are indeed three different types of crossing noises when navigating the bagpipe scale. Knowing which are which will make it much easier to fix the issue, too! So, let's dive in with today's lesson.

Lachlan McPhail of Tiree - Part 2

Andrew Douglas 0
0
96
The second part of this tune uses a lot of recycled material, meaning that (as long as we've astutely worked on part 1,) there won't be a ton of work to do here to learn this part! Let's dive in.

Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree - Part 1 [Vintage]

Andrew Douglas 0
0
111
In this class, we talk about how to properly build out a tune, and then apply it to the first part of this classic intermediate reel.

Understanding Short-Note Fusion in Lachlan McPhail

Andrew Douglas 0
0
121
Right in the first bar of Lachlan McPhail, there's a key issue/technique that pipers will need to master, but it's a bit difficult to explain. Let's get to work with this explanation in this lesson!