In this class Rob talks about ways of expressing and pulling emotion out of tunes. While each tune is a little different there are more broad sweeping things we can do for each idiom to get the best expressions and feel. This class is all about nuances.
Vin continues his series of classes on self-analysis. In this week's class, he runs through a Q&A method to focus your practice and activity on what is most important and create a framework for action and effort.
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
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
I had some spare time today, so I thought I'd offer up a few tips on getting your tunes and tecnique to come out better on the pipes. When you're new at the piping thing, it's VERY hard to blow, squeeze, AND play at the same time. Ultimately, we're going to need to become able
When you purchase a tutor book, there's a common pitfall I want you to look out for: Does it teach you embellishments (like the D throw) before it teaches you to play a tune? If so - be careful! The D-throw is a combination of notes and gracenotes that we use to embellish pipe music...