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Andrew Douglas

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

Maintenance - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew takes Dojo students through the process of wearing their pipes into space! Found out what that means here!  

Tuning - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew reviews all the steps of tuning and answers all the questions you have about tuning!  

The Best Tune to Play for Your First Competition

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Are you planning to compete as a soloist for the first time this year?  What tune should you play?  What are the good standard tunes that work best for beginning soloists?

Mission of the Week - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew discussed the importance of being a well rounded piper by participating in the mission and tune of the week at Dojo. He also goes into the history and development of bagpipe music over time.  

The Real Reason Your Pipe Bag Slips

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Does your bag slip down as you are playing?  Do you struggle keeping it in place under your arm?  Is it the bag cover or is it you?

Transitioning to the Pipes Without Frustration

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Are you a new piper just starting bagpipes?  Do you feel like you are going to pass out every time you play?  Should transitioning to the bagpipes be so hard?

One Simple Tweak to Learn a Tune Successfully

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Do you have issues with basic rhythm, scale navigation, or gracenote quality?  Do you play embellishments because everyone else does?  Could playing the simplified version of a tune help you get better as a piper?

Q&A - Live Class Part 3 (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew answers questions about vintage pipes sound quality, moisture control and its affect on sound, reed strength and more.  

Are Some Drone Reeds Less Efficient Than Others?

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Have you changed drone reeds and found one set takes more air?  Is it the drone reed or are there other factors?  How can we test our drone reeds?