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Daily Dose: Simplifying to Make It More Difficult?

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Sometimes taking out some embellishments makes us realize we weren't playing the easy stuff right! Let's learn the basics of simplifying a difficult passage, and then do a little bit of work on our scale navigation!

Scale Navigation and Avoiding Crossing Noises

Bagpipers have to be able to go from note to note cleanly, with no unwanted sounds occurring during note changes. When we hear an unwanted sound during a note change, pipers refer to these sounds as “crossing noises,” which, needless to say, are bad!

There are three 'types' of crossing noises that are accidentally created in three different ways (“Lift/Drop,” “Rolling,” and “Phantom.”) It’s worth fully understanding all three types of crossing noises so that, when you hear a crossing noise, you know exactly how to troubleshoot.

Crossing Noises: More Than You Might Want to Know

Basics of Scale Navigation

Dealing with Crossing Noises

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The purpose of the daily doses on Dojo U is for you to work on your playing, just a little bit every single day. It's tough to work on your playing without feedback, which is where our special Daily Dose Facebook Group comes in. Here, you can submit today's dose, and get feedback from our world-renown staff as well as your peers.

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Daily Doses Daily Doses are little mini "work-outs" for you to improve and reinforce your technique every single day. Take 10 minutes to view the lesson, spend a few minutes practicing, and then upload your results to our Daily Dose Facebook Page for Feedback from Dojo U instructors and peers!

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