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Winter Exercises [Vintage]

Winter Exercises [Vintage]


In this session we take a look at 2 of my favorite technique building exercises - the GDE and Doubling exercises. We start with what grace notes are and how they should be treated. Then through three different versions of a typical GDE exercise. Then we end with a doubling exercise system good for all variations.

Date of Original Live Class: Monday, December 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Course Name: Technique Development
Class Name: Winter Exercises
Class Instructor: Marc DuBois

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Marc Dubois Marc is an experienced pipe band leader and bagpipe judge from the Northeast USA. He spent many years with the Oran Mor Pipe Band as a piper and as a bass drummer, and thus has a extensive background on the topic of pipe band ensemble. He's currently the Pipe Major of the Schenectady Pipe Band.


  1. Hi Marc, Sorry that I had to leave the class early and THANK YOU Dojo U. for making it available through the archives. I watched the class today through the archives and glad that I did. HUGE help and GREAT exercise for this Winter. Looking forward to your promise to have similar classes monthly. If we get to meet again in Richmond, VA next October, I promise an improved performance with a better reed. Thanks again for your extra time and effort to help. I-O-U Jim Cameron Happy Holidays
    P.S. I tried to get you into the judges roster for Moab, Utah next November 6th, but Jack Lee and Chris Apps re-upped their commitment. Aaron Shaw is the Alternate Judge. I'll keep trying to get you an event out West here as promised. Jim