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Vince Janoski

Vince 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.

Callum Beaumont at the Metro Cup

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Here is Dojo U instructor Callum Beaumont in fine form with his winning medley performance at the 2017 Metro Cup competition, held recently in Newark, NJ. Take Action RSPBA MAP Tunes With Callum Beaumont Entering Competition With Callum Beaumont

"What is 'canntaireachd'?"

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Canntaireachd is a Scottish Gaelic word that means “chanting.”

Your Intangible Bagpiping Assets

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In the world of finance, assets are any resource, tangible and intangible, in your control, that can produce value. In the world of bagpiping, your assets would be anything you can access and use to produce music. The ultimate return or gain in this sense is playing good music on the bagpipe and anything that helps you do that can be considered an asset.

5 Things to Get You Ready for the Piping Season

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The bagpipe competition season begins. If solo or band competition is your thing, now is a good time to take stock and prepare.

Mind Hack: Productive Piping

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How do we stay productive during the months when it seems like practicing bagpipes is one of the last things we want to do each day? Many things in life demand our time and attention. At times, it will seem like bagpiping is at the back of a crowd, jumping and waving its arms to get noticed.

Inside the Circle Interview With Andrew Douglas

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Check out this interview with Andrew and the Las Vegas Pipe Band where we learn about Grade 1 band sheets and what it takes to make a great teacher.

“How Do I Know When a Tune is 'Too Difficult'?”

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The general degree of difficulty in a bagpipe tune is typically gauged by the frequency of certain technique relative to the note groupings and timings, as well as frequency of finger and hand changes within musical beats. The concentration of these aspects puts a demand on the player’s mastery of certain fundamental skills. High fundamental

The Secrets to Piping Success

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Making the jump to a higher competitive grade or a new improved level of playing the Highland bagpipes can mean certain setbacks, frustrations, and failure for some as the demands and challenges overcome them. Does it mean a lapse in nuts-and-bolts fundamentals when that happens? Is a focus on fundamentals really enough to propel us forward?

Piping Resolution 1: Embrace the Disappointment

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There is a saying, used by several prominent figures over the years, including John F. Kennedy, “It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”