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  • Daily Dose: March of the Grips
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    In today's Daily Dose, we run through a grip exercise that sounds oddly like a tune! <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Embellishments and Embellishment Steps Embellishments are rapid-fire groups of melody notes and grace notes that are used on a regular basis in bagpipe music. Embellishments are intended to make bagpipe music unique, complex,… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Beaton Your Head Against the Wall
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    Let's look at the first part of this classic jig and focus on great gracenotes. Getting Great Quality Gracenotes Despite their slightly misleading name, gracenotes are not actually notes, but instead should be thought of as “infinitely small articulative events” that separate and/or articulate bagpipe melody notes. When playing a… Read more »
  • Lament for Susan of Runzeme & Miss Ronnie Eastwood - Live Class (with Bruce Gandy)
    Bruce takes you through two different tunes this week. First a 6/8 slow march called the Lament for Susan of Runzeme, a sweet minor tune for you. Second, a major key 9/8 March called Miss Ronnie Eastwood. Join us for a great couple of small tunes to add to your… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: A Gripping Exercise
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    Get ready for a long one-- in today's Daily Dose, we practice EVERY grip combination! Embellishments and Embellishment Steps Embellishments are rapid-fire groups of melody notes and grace notes that are used on a regular basis in bagpipe music. Embellishments are intended to make bagpipe music unique, complex, and exciting,… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Broken Glass
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    Another Philip Glass inspired class with basic rhythm. Getting Great Quality Gracenotes Despite their slightly misleading name, gracenotes are not actually notes, but instead should be thought of as “infinitely small articulative events” that separate and/or articulate bagpipe melody notes. When playing a gracenote, a piper should be concerned with… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Tachum!
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    Who doesn't love the sound of tachums in the morning? Let's focus on this embellishment in today's Daily Dose! Embellishments and Embellishment Steps Embellishments are rapid-fire groups of melody notes and grace notes that are used on a regular basis in bagpipe music. Embellishments are intended to make bagpipe music… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Making Things Clear
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    There's always room for improvement on doublings, so let's on gracenote clarity in today's Daily Dose! Embellishments and Embellishment Steps Embellishments are rapid-fire groups of melody notes and grace notes that are used on a regular basis in bagpipe music. Embellishments are intended to make bagpipe music unique, complex, and… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: A Recipe For Disaster
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    In today's Daily Dose, we're looking at notes between high A to find out where our crossing noises live! <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Scale Navigation and Avoiding Crossing Noises Bagpipers have to be able to go from note to note cleanly, with no unwanted sounds occurring during note changes. When we hear an… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Mingling with Taor-Crun
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    Here are two classic combinations of gracenotes that we're going to have to master at some point or another in our bagpipe careers. Can you play this exercise with true control? Getting Great Quality Gracenotes Despite their slightly misleading name, gracenotes are not actually notes, but instead should be thought… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Which Fingers Again?
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    Let's nix some of those crossing noises with an in-depth look at finger movement in today's Daily Dose! <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Scale Navigation and Avoiding Crossing Noises Bagpipers have to be able to go from note to note cleanly, with no unwanted sounds occurring during note changes. When we hear an unwanted… Read more »

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