Do you ever wish band practice - the perfect combination of learning, music making, and experience-acquisition - could last forever? When I was learning the play in band (and still to this day) I am very much the same! Well, Dojo U offers a natural extension of all of the key elements of band practice right here on our platform. If you're a band player that wants to keep improving outside of the practice hall, let's have a look at how you might get started.
Develop your Fingerwork and Instrument Technique
If you're a smart band member and a team player, you know that, no matter what time the clock says, it's always time to get serious about technique - finger clarity, expression, phrasing, bagpipe sound, bagpipe tuning, etc! At Dojo U, you'll have direct and deep access to all of the key elements of dialing in your playing, all in one place - and very easy to access.
When you're on the home page, check out the Glossary. It's got all the basic information right there, for you to start investigating your technique fully. Each resource and article points you to other resources for further study. If you keep investigating, you'll keep getting better.
Access to the Very Best in the World
As a premium member, you'll have access to many of the very best band pipers (and Pipe Majors!) in the entire world, and their educational content. Want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth? You can. Every day. It's at Dojo U. Check out premium content right on the home page.
As You Go: Immerse Yourself
As you are going through the specific process of becoming a great band player, there's another thing you have to consider: Immersion into this great music and culture is going to prove a vital element of the learning process. Just as no man is an island, no man (or woman!) has ever become a great piper by studying one facet of our great music alone. You're also going to soak up every little bit of info about this amazing art form as you can.
The cool thing about this? Dojo U is a 360 degree learning platform for pipers of all levels and stages. Keep an eye on the new content as it comes out (literally) on a daily basis! Preview stuff that's too advanced for you. Push yourself to learn as much as you can. Interact with us on Facebook. Ask questions. Submit your playing for critique -- immerse yourself!