100% surface area contact, that's the name of the game! Oh, and don't for get a life line! This short video from Carl shows the techinal side of getting perfect adheasion between drone reed and reed seat!
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
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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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
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.
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?