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Identify, Determine the Cause, Solve the Problem

Mark Olson
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Things go wrong. It is our condition as humans. We aren't machines that execute tasks perfectly every time. In piping, we have a multitude of variables to which we need to attend in order to have a successful performance. Some of those variables, such as the temperature and the relative humidity, our out of our control.

The DIY Weekend Workshop

Tom Crawford
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A bagpipe intensive weekend is often a great way to jump start your season. There are weekend workshops offered across the US in the first quarter of the year. Typically, the workshop will give you up to six sessions. You’ll go over a march in one, a strathspey and a reel in another, and one will surely cover a piobaireachd. Add a few sessions on maintenance and competition tips and you’ve got one productive weekend.

Crossing Noises: More Than You Might Want to Know

John Holcombe
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If you are relatively new to piping, you might be trying hard at this point to eliminate crossing noises as you transition from one note to another. But even for more experienced pipers, a pesky crossing noise may find its way into our piping. Here are some thoughts on how to analyze and get rid of crossing noises.

Starting Small - Bagpipe Scale Navigation

Andrew Douglas
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We hear a lot about "Crossing Noises" in the world of piping. They're those sloppy sounds that creep into our playing if we're not careful with our note changes. However, where do they fit in, in the grand scheme of piping fundamentals? At the Dojo, we have five main fingerwork fundamentals that we teach, live