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Learn a New Tune the Dojo Way

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When first looking at a new tune, how many of us get out our practice chanter, take a few deep breaths, and start plowing our way through the entire first part, or goodness knows, the entire tune? It’s a new tune, so it must be OK to sound a bit sloppy at first, right? Those embellishments will come around over time, I’m sure, after I’ve played the tune a few hundred times. And besides, I’m so good already that I don’t need to use a metronome! Unfortunately, these statements describe too many novice and intermediate level pipers. So, let’s take a look at a logical, proven, and reliable way to approach a new tune.

How to Use a Metronome to Learn a Jig

209 - Focusing On Tonal Production Has To Come BEFORE YOU FOCUS ON TUNING - 4.21.2017

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https://soundcloud.com/pipersdojo/209-focusing-on-tonal-production-has-to-come-before-you-focus-on-tuning-4212017 A second chunk of the Tuning Clinic we ran in April! In this session, we talked in extreme detail on how to produce a great bagpipe tone, and all of the components that come together to make it happen. A great listen for a rainy (or not so rainy) day. Psst - follow us

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

208 - Practice An Inch Wide And A Mile Deep - 05.10.2017

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https://soundcloud.com/pipersdojo/208-practice-an-inch-wide-and-a-mile-deep-05102017 What's the best way to practice? In the span of our session, we want to focus on something small, and really "go deep" on that topic, so that we actually improve. A few minutes from my morning class here where I elaborate on this idea. Follow us on Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook/YouTube @pipersdojo!

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207 - Raw Uncut Piobaireachd Practice Session - 05.04.2017

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

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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

209 - Focusing On Tonal Production Has To Come BEFORE YOU FOCUS ON TUNING - 4.21.2017

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

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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.

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