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Daily Doses are little mini "work-outs" for you to improve and reinforce your technique every single day. Take 10 minutes to view the lesson, spend a few minutes practicing, and then upload your results to our Daily Dose Facebook Page for Feedback from Dojo U instructors and peers!

Daily Dose: Throwin' the Haggis

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When you pipe in the haggis, there's ample opportunity to develop your D throw. Can you control the steps of this embellishment in the context of the tune?

Daily Dose: Pop Quiz!

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Can you name (and play) the steps of these embellishments in today's pop quiz? Prove it!

Daily Dose: Mingling with Taor-Crun

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Here are two classic combinations of gracenotes that we're going to have to master at some point or another in our bagpipe careers. Can you play this exercise with true control?

Daily Dose: Close is Not Good Enough (Until it is...)

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When it comes to fully eclipsing the beat, you can't settle for "close enough." The groove and rhythm of the tune is EVERYTHING. Of course, at some point, you have to admit defeat and just settle for "really darn good." But let's work today on developing "really darn good," shall we?

Daily Dose - Warm Up With A Crossing Noise Detector

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This isn't just a great crossing noise exercise - it's a great warm up, a great tool for you to use on a daily basis to get the kinks out!

Daily Dose: Zooming In On Your Best Stuff

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Think you've got a passage of your music sounding great? It's time to put its groove to the test by "zooming in" with the metronome. Lemme know you what I mean:

Daily Dose: Some Rhythmic Fingerwork

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Today we look at a classic exercise from Jim McGillivray's classic "Rhythmic Fingerwork" book, but we look specifically through the lense of rhythmic accuracy. Let's have a look.

Daily Dose: The Secret Killer

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Let's tackle one of the secret hidden killers of clean fingerwork technique today - dive in with me! Let's crack the case.

Daily Dose: Simplifying to Make It More Difficult?

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Sometimes taking out some embellishments makes us realize we weren't playing the easy stuff right! Let's learn the basics of simplifying a difficult passage, and then do a little bit of work on our scale navigation!