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Maximizing Expressive "Contrast" [Vintage]

Maximizing Expressive "Contrast" [Vintage]


In this class, we look at the dynamic-fundamentals of ALAP/ASAP and of Pulsing. It helps to think of these, in the long run, as "maximizing contrast" between to ideas. How much can you contrast the long vs. the short before it looses the flow and realism that you need the tune to provide?

Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 at 7:30am
Course Name: Technique Development
Class Name: Maximizing Expressive "Contrast"
Class Instructor: Andrew Douglas

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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


  1. Possibly the best example of ASAP/ALAP yet! I get the concept, and I can hear the difference, but just cannot seem to instill it in my own playing. It would be fantastic if you could record the entire tune (John MacColl) and make it available for download. I'd like to to play along on my PC while listening to your recording so I can (hopefully) mirror what you are doing. Might help - I hope!