As a competitive soloist myself, I can say: I'm very sad. Sad that Dojo U did not exist when I was learning! There is so. much. on-demand. content. at Dojo U that it is literally easier than ever before to skyrocket your playing to new heights. Let's have a look at the key elements you need to know about to get started.
A Tune-Learning Library to End All Tune Libraries.
First off, Dojo U is your home for learning any tune. Quite literally, we have pretty much every solo competition tune imaginable already in our archives, ready for you to click play and to learn it. All of the tunes show you how to play the tune properly, and how to get the most out of it musically.
Then, on top of that, we are constantly releasing new repertoire for soloists to digest. Whether you commit them to your repertoire today, next season, or years from now - you can expose yourself to new tunes a little bit every day. (By the way - that's how you really get better - a little bit of fresh new music crossing your fingers and your mind each day).
Need inspiration? Check out the Dojo U Tune Library for a glimpse of what we've got!
Dial In Your Fingerwork and your Instrument
Once we've passed the beginning stages, we all know it's time to get serious about technique - finger clarity, expression, phrasing, bagpipe sound, bagpipe tuning, etc. At Dojo U, you'll have direct and deep access to all of the key elements of dialing in your playing, all in one place - and very easy to access.
When you're on the home page, check out the Glossary. It's got all the basic information right there, for you to start investigating your technique fully. Each resource and article points you to other resources for further study. If you keep investigating, you'll keep getting better.
Access to the Very Best in the World
As a premium member, you'll have access to many of the very best soloists in the entire world, and their educational content. Want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth? You can. Every day. It's at Dojo U. Check out premium content right on the home page.
As You Go: Immerse Yourself
As you are going through the specific process of becoming a great soloist, there's another thing you have to consider: Immersion into this great music and culture is going to prove a vital element of the learning process. Just as no man is an island, no man (or woman!) has ever become a great piper by studying one facet of our great music alone. You're also going to soak up every little bit of info about this amazing art form as you can.
The cool thing about this? Dojo U is a 360 degree learning platform for pipers of all levels and stages. Keep an eye on the new content as it comes out (literally) on a daily basis! Preview stuff that's too advanced for you. Push yourself to learn as much as you can. Interact with us on Facebook. Ask questions. Submit your playing for critique -- immerse yourself!