Rhythmic Accuracy is probably the most important bagpipe fundamental. While we need to strive for total rhythmic perfection, we have to also acknowledge that perfection is impossible! We discuss this paradox today... and there's a hidden challenge in here too! Be sure to tune in.
Yes! There are indeed three different types of crossing noises when navigating the bagpipe scale. Knowing which are which will make it much easier to fix the issue, too! So, let's dive in with today's lesson.
When learning the bagpipes, it's very important to feel comfortable on the instrument, and the size of your pipe bag is near the top of the list of things you need to figure out. But, what is the right size? How do you figure out what it is?
Happy New Year! Bagpipe expression is such a contentious topic - how long do you hold notes, how long to cut notes, when to play soft, when NOT to play soft, and this, and that, and the other thing. But, at its root, bagpipe expression deals with simulating DYNAMICS on our instrument that only has
ASAPs are Dojo U's way of talking about cut notes in light music. And, when it comes to playing ASAPs, there are indeed some nuances that are worth thinking about. Let's have a look at the 4th part nuances, and you'll undoubtedly have some ideas to "carry over" to your own repertoire as well.
The third part of Mrs. John MacColl is the perfect "playground" to practice our execution and thought process behind playing good embellishments. How are you embellishment pre-requisites? How is your execution of the embellishment cardinal rules?