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As You Improve, Slow Down

Mark Olson
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You've logged more than a few hours practicing. The desk has a little bit of wear where you set the sole of your practice chanter. Your gracenotes are becoming tidy. Your embellishments are becoming consistent and crisp. Your natural inclination is to reach over to the metronome and crank the dial up. Stop! You still can reap the benefits of practicing slowly.

Crafting Great Tuning Sets

David Lairson
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Knowing a tune is good. Knowing a set is better. Being able to play a good sounding set that also lets you check the tuning on your pipes is the best. Having a good tune, or set, that allows you to make sure everything sounds correct, but you can also use to entertain, kills two birds with one stone and gives your repertoire depth.

209 - Focusing On Tonal Production Has To Come BEFORE YOU FOCUS ON TUNING - 4.21.2017

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https://soundcloud.com/pipersdojo/209-focusing-on-tonal-production-has-to-come-before-you-focus-on-tuning-4212017 A second chunk of the Tuning Clinic we ran in April! In this session, we talked in extreme detail on how to produce a great bagpipe tone, and all of the components that come together to make it happen. A great listen for a rainy (or not so rainy) day. Psst - follow us

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