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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

Don't Watch This. Bagpipe Math

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Do you struggle with dot and cut notes?  Did you play another instrument and think you understood how to play dotted rhythms until you played bagpipes?  What is ALAP/ASAP anyway?

Q&A - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew answers quesions about subjective terminology, memorization issues, and tuning with a manometer. Come on in!  

Tempo - Live Class (with Andrew Douglas)

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Andrew discusses the proper tempo to practice to get the most out of your practice time. A good discussion to get you thinking about your daily strategy.  

Finding Fundamentals in the Fluff

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Have you struggled to understand comments from judges?  Does improvement seem overwhelming when described in subjective terms?  What does the judge really mean?

Highland Harry - Fourth Part (Tune Building)

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Only one more to go. Let's build this last part in style.

Highland Harry - Third Part (Tune Building)

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Moving on to the 3rd part of this enjoayble little strathspey. Let's build this carefully.

Highland Harry - Second Part (Tune Building)

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Here come the 2nd part of this fun little strathspey.

How to Find Your Perfect Practice Tempo

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Do you play your tunes too fast so you can’t hear your mistakes?  Or maybe you always keep the metronome at the same easy tempo for every practice session?  How do you know what tempo to choose to improve your playing?

Do I (Actually) Want a Blair Digital Chanter?

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Do you have a Digital Chanter on your wish list this year?  Not sure if the Blair Digital Chanter is the right one?  What makes it different from the other electronic chanters out there?  Is it worth it? Andrew not only explains how the Blair Digital Chanter works, but also shares his experience adjusting the