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  • Daily Dose: Back to the Sweet Spot
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    In today's Daily Dose, we're taking another crack at the sweet spot for optimum bagpipe tone. Enjoy! <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"The Sweet Spot There are a variety of different pressures you can blow on your bagpipe chanter, but which is the best? We say, the “sweet spot” on your bagpipe chanter reed… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Wait for it...
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    Are you playing tunes with proper dynamics? In this Daily Dose, Andrew dives into using ALAP/ASAP to perfect your musical flow. <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"ALAP/ASAP - Maximizing Contrast in Dot-Cuts “ALAP/ASAP” refers to the idea that dot-cut rhythms in bagpipe music should not be played exactly as written on the page, but… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Andrew's Big Squeeze
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    We all know how important physical blowing is, now let's grab our manometers and put ourselves to the test! <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Physical Blowing Mechanics and Mental Blowing Anomalies When it comes to blowing steadily on the bagpipes, there are two facets. The first is physical blowing mechanics - the skill of… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Con-Fusion
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    In today's Daily Dose, Andrew takes a look producing fusion between dot-cuts and embellishments. <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Short Note Fusion - When a 'Cut' Note Precedes an Embellishment Short-note fusion refers to when a 'cut' (ASAP) note precedes an embellishment. Because the cut note and the melody notes inside the embellishment are… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Jimmy Youngs Rhythm
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    Dot Cut Cut Dot Rhythm's in Jimmy Young make a great workout <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"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… Read more »
  • Dojo U Live! Critiques Of Blackberry Bush And Sweet Maid of Mull
    Dojo U Live! Episode 016 Today we're critiquing Dojo U Students' performances of Blackberry Bush and Sweet Maid of Mull! Tune in! To Join Dojo U, visit http://DojoUniversity.com today! Posted by The Piper's DoJo on Friday, January 11, 2019 (11) Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Pass The Gosh Darn Butter!
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    This one is a brain teaser -- can you perfect this rhythmic exercise? <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Focus on Rhythmic Accuracy Without Basic Rhythm, no bagpipe melody could exist - but for us the performer, it's not just about playing the rhythms - it's about having complete control over our timing, in order… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: GDE Doublings
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    Fusion can appear anywhere, including on GDE Doublings... what are those you say? <span data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"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,… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: SimpleEmbellishedSimpleEmbellishedSimpleEmbellished
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    Let's explore our repertoire going back and forth from simple to complex today. It's actually something that's great to do... every day! ALAP/ASAP - Maximizing Contrast in Dot-Cuts “ALAP/ASAP” refers to the idea that dot-cut rhythms in bagpipe music should not be played exactly as written on the page, but… Read more »
  • Daily Dose: Scottish Horses
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    Here's the ending phrase from John MacColl's Farewell to the Scottish Horse.  This iconic tune has a pretty challenging ending phrase.  Let's have a look! Focus on Rhythmic Accuracy Without Basic Rhythm, no bagpipe melody could exist - but for us the performer, it's not just about playing the rhythms… Read more »

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