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ALAP/ASAP

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A term used primarily at the Dojo to describe the true relationship between dotted and cut notes, the way pipers actually play them. "ALAP" means that a dotted note should be played "as long as (musically) possible." "ASAP" means the subsequent cut note should be played "as short as musically possible." This execution of dot-cuts allows for maximum lift, expression, etc.

Andrew Douglas Andrew is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, having been active at the highest level of pipe bands, solo competition, teaching, and creative endeavors for the past 20 years. He's also the founder and creator of Dojo U and of PipersDojo.com