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Fingerwork - Three Essentials and Three Ornamentals

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At the Dojo, we break down bagpipe fingerwork fundamentals into the following sequential elements: Melody (Scale Navigation) Basic Rhythm (You know, quarter notes and eighth notes and stuff.) Articulation (Single Gracenoting) Embellishments (Rapid-fire combos of Melody Notes and Gracenotes) Small-scale Dynamics (Dot-cuts) Large-scale Dynamics (Phrasing) If this seems interesting to you but you don't even know

Voice Magazine Article

Andrew Douglas
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Hey everyone! The below article was printed in the Voice Magazine some time ago, and it actually received some criticism from other bagpipe methodologies. I still stand by what I wrote, however, and I thought I would re-post this as a great descriptor of what our Piper's Dojo Tutor is all about (and how it can