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A term used primarily at the Dojo to describe the true relationship between dotted and cut notes, the way pipers actually play them. "ALAP" means that a dotted note should be played "as long as (musically) possible." "ASAP" means the subsequent cut note should be played "as short as musically possible." This execution of dot-cuts allows for maximum lift, expression, etc.