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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

The Key to Tone - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew delivers a riveting lecture on the keys to Tonal Quality, one of the Dojo's important fundamentals of sound. Come on in!  

Why Tuning Is Not Enough - Foundations of Great Bagpipe Sound

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Don’t you just love the sound of a beautifully tuned bagpipe?  The full harmonic sound of the drones blended perfectly with the chanter notes.  Are you amazed how professional pipers seem to tune easily and get that steady full sound?  What if I told you that it’s not just about good tuning?

ALAP asap study - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew takes a look at the magnified view of ALAP asap... the whats and the whys. This is the detail you need to improve your fundamentals of rhythmic accuracy and dot cut quality. Join us!  

Dot-Cut Rhythms: From Muddled to Music

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Ever been told you are playing too round? Do your doublings turn to mush when after cut notes? Does your grip fall apart when it comes from a sixteenth note? Why do two sequential cut notes cause pipers so many issues?

Why Can't I Memorize My Bagpipe Tune?!

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How long does it take you to learn a tune? Do you work on it for weeks without much progress? Does it take you months to memorize a new tune and still have parts that cause your fingers to stumble? Join us as Andrew walks you through a simple process to learn a tune. Practicing is not enough. Follow this foolproof method to have any tune up and running in one week!

Using Your Bagpiper's Practice Planner

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Hello, and thanks so much for grabbing a copy of the Bagpiper's Practice Planner. Important First Steps: If you don't have a planner yet - click here now to get your one-time FREE planner (you just pay shipping). If you need to order another planner (i.e. you've already used your initial free planner), click here

One Technique That Could Solve Sloppy Playing Forever?

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Do you work really hard on your crossing noises but they still seem to creep in at the worst moments? Do you have trouble with sloppy gracenotes and embellishments, and nothing you do seems to fix them? How about rushing key phrases in your tunes? Struggling to stay “tight” with the rest of the bagpipers in your band?

Open Forum Session Q&A by students - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew opens the floor to questions from the students. He talks about Seinfeld Theory, building blocks of good embellishments and practice strategy theory. Great things here!  

Open Forum Session Q&A by students - Live Part2 (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew talks about memorization and the conceptual theories of embellishments and the proper way to think about embellishments. Join us for an interesting discussion on bagpipe theory!