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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.

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?

Your Dose of Piping Inspiration

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I know of no better way to spend “off time” than to watch/listen to great piping. It keeps me motivated to play, is exciting, and educational.

"Which Is Better, a Synthetic or Hide Pipe Bag?"

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The “bag” of the bagpipe has the sole function to be a reservoir for a constant supply of air under pressure that keeps all reeds vibrating at optimum.

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!”

Tony McManus Plays "The Seagull"

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Here is Celtic guitar maestro Tony McManus playing Donald MacLeod’s classic “The Seagull.” Watch for the playing, stay for the lesson in alternate guitar tunings and how to play pipe tunes on the guitar! Take Action The Seagull

Improve Your Playing Through Kaizen

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The journey to become a better Highland bagpiper can be hard. It’s uneven. Success is slow. Failure and frustration are hiding around every corner. It’s like the world’s most unpleasant roller coaster. But success is never immediate—in anything.

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.