Home Interest Technique & Theory

Technique & Theory

203 - Dojo U Tuning Clinic; Introduction and Part 1 - 04.21.2017

#PipersDojoTV
0
0
31
https://soundcloud.com/pipersdojo/203-dojo-u-tuning-clinic-introduction-and-part-1-04212017 We hosted our first ever Dojo U Tuning clinic this past weekend, and exhaustively hammered into the concepts of bagpipe tuning with 8 enthusiastic bagpipe students! In Part 1 of this extended series, experience the raw, un-cut audio of the first hour of the clinic where we cover 4 of the 13 steps to

031 - The Great Gracenote Debate - #PipersDojoTV

"What Is a 'Dotted' Note All About?"

John Holcombe
0
0
450
Do you recall the frustration, as a beginner piper, being told to play the music as it is written, but then told to “hold” certain notes longer than others? It takes some time and experience to understand and to appreciate that the music for the bagpipes is not often “played as written”, especially when the music involves “dotted and cut” notes. It's important to understand what this really means if you expect to get more musicality out of your playing.

Where’s The Beat? The High A Strike vs. Doubling

Understanding Harmonics—Part 2

John Holcombe
0
0
488
How many of us pipers have a firm grasp of the physics of sound that causes the unique and rich sound of our bagpipes? We are told that we should maintain a pressure in the pipe bag that is at the chanter reed’s “sweet spot”, that pressure that causes the reed to maximally vibrate and bring out the most “harmonics” and richness of sound of the reed. But what, really, are harmonics?

What is the Graduated Tuning Effect?

Understanding Harmonics—Part 1

John Holcombe
0
0
314
How many of us pipers have a firm grasp of the physics of sound that causes the unique and rich sound of our bagpipes? We are told that we should maintain a pressure in the pipe bag that is at the chanter reed’s “sweet spot”, that pressure that causes the reed to maximally vibrate and bring out the most “harmonics” and richness of sound of the reed. But what, really, are harmonics?

What is the Graduated Tuning Effect?