Tonal Production [Vintage]

Eric Ouellette
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In this class we discuss how to master good tone from the ground up, starting with maintenance, and ending with some useful tools for assessing and developing your own blowing technique and understanding of what it both feels and sounds like to play in "the sweet spot"

Bagpipe Tone [Vintage]

Eric Ouellette
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In this class we talk about how to get maximum tonal quality from your bagpipe. Have you ever wondered what the "sweet spot" is, where it falls in the chanter reed range of vibrancy, and to train yourself to achieve it all the time with maximum steadiness? Then this is the class for you!

Why we DON'T teach steady blowing at the Dojo (and what we teach instead...) [Vintage]

Andrew Douglas
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In this class, we have a look at the magical voodoo skill of blowing steadily that we all think is the secret to getting good tone. It isn't, of course! Instead, we need to learn to find our chanter reed's sweet spot. If we can consistently play at the sweet spot, steady blowing will be a natural bi-product. Tired of getting bugged by the Pipe Major? Watch this class.

Open Dojo Session - Advanced Manometer Use for Calibration - Captain Colin Campbell Critique [Vintage]

Andrew Douglas
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Special thanks to John, Lee, and Bill for their great questions today! First: How do you use a manometer to help you calibrate your drone reeds? Answer: Use the manometer to find your maximum blowing deviation, and then make sure your drones shut off at that point. Next, we look at Lee's updated strathspey, which has improved greatly.