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Vin Janoski

Vin Janoski
Vin is a long-time piper based on the east coast of the USA. He has been on the Executive Committee of the EUSPBA and been the editor of the acclaimed Voice magazine. Recently, he has played in the Grade 1 Oran Mor Pipe Band, and the Grade 1 Stuart Highlanders pipe band. He currently produces the websites Pipehacker.com and WhiskyTunes.com.... And, needless to say, he spends way too much time than is allowed for any one person playing, writing about, and thinking about bagpiping.

More Seasonal Piping Inspiration

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The Glenfiddich Piping Championships is probably considered the most prestigious solo piping competition of the modern day. Only the most successful solo pipers of any given year are invited to play, thus guaranteeing one will only hear the highest quality musical performances. Once upon a time, the Glenfiddich saw fit to record some of these

Develop the Practice Habit

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What is the most difficult aspect of learning bagpipes or pipe band drumming? It’s not the music and it’s not playing or maintaining the instrument. It is practicing or, building the habits to practice.

The Perfect Piping Stranglehold

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Modern times have squeezed just about every drop of time we might have to devote to, well, just about anything. Often, we are pressed for time to do everything whether it is one's job, one's hobbies, or one's family life and activities. There is also high pressure to perform well or perfectly at all of

Confidence Is a Bad Thing

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Every now and then an idea comes along that seems too wrong to be right but makes so much more sense the more you look into it. “Confidence is a bad thing” is one of those ideas.

Your Seasonal Piping Inspiration

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Wait...Are those birds chirping? Has spring finally arrived? That means it's time to be past the cold weather and get to fighting weight with our piping as the competition season approaches.

5 Tips to Find Good Bagpipe Music

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How many of us have heard an exciting bagpipe performance or some Celtic folk band and thought: “What is the name of that tune? I must learn and play it!”

Sight Over Sound

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It's often said that bagpipe adjudicating can be a very subjective thing. Individual taste and personal opinion are often thought to play a part in a judge's final decision to greater and lesser degrees.

What You Need to Improve as a Bagpiper

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Where do you want to go with your bagpiping? Have you ever asked yourself this? It's a fair question and one that might make you uncomfortable to think about. We tend to be stuck in the present when it comes to piping. Cramming on tunes, hammering your repertoire, all keep us focussed on what we might be doing at any giving moment. But where is it all taking you?

Choosing Your Ideal Chanter Reed

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Once upon a time, choosing a good chanter reed was a lot like choosing ripe melons in a marketplace. You poked, squeezed, scrutinized, and fondled until you found the one that satisfied you, leaving a lot of underripe and rotten ones behind.