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Daily Dose: A Dose of Sweetness!


Are you hitting the sweet spot to produce the most pleasant tone from your pipes? Find out with today's Daily Dose!

The Sweet Spot

There are a variety of different pressures you can blow on your bagpipe chanter, but which is the best? We say, the “sweet spot” on your bagpipe chanter reed is “the highest pressure you can possibly blow on your reed WITHOUT risking squeaks or unwanted sounds.”

To find this sweet spot, you can use a tube-manometer, and test for the exact point at which your chanter might start to squeak by playing G grace notes on Low G (the most sensitive finger-combination on the pipes). Once you know the sweet spot, then your job is to learn to blow steadily at that mark!

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The Sweet Spot Explained

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The purpose of the daily doses on Dojo U is for you to work on your playing, just a little bit every single day. It's tough to work on your playing without feedback, which is where our special Daily Dose Facebook Group comes in. Here, you can submit today's dose, and get feedback from our world-renown staff as well as your peers.

Submit 20 daily-dose-documentations to the Daily Dose Facebook Group (click here to access) in a calendar month, and be entered for our prize drawing! Click here for full contest rules and the fine print.

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Daily Doses Daily Doses are little mini "work-outs" for you to improve and reinforce your technique every single day. Take 10 minutes to view the lesson, spend a few minutes practicing, and then upload your results to our Daily Dose Facebook Page for Feedback from Dojo U instructors and peers!