At Dojo U, we "measure" the development of your playing using a "belt" system. Work your way up through the ranks by acquiring points on our website. Sure enough, a "Black Belt" will signify you have become a true master piper!
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How close are you to the next level? Read on to find out...
We all start here! To acquire enough points to reach Yellow Belt, you'll need to gather up a few merit badges; most likely including some…
To acquire points towards your next belt level, you earn badges. Here is a comprehensive list of badges. Bold badges have already been earned. Faded badges have yet to be earned.
Click on any badge to learn more, and/or to navigate straight to where the badge can be earned.
As you acquire knowledge on our site by taking courses and/or passing quizzes, you'll earn knowledge badges that help you progress towards your next belt level.
Once you're able to play a few tunes on the practice chanter (even if they don't have embellishments yet), it's time to start your journey…
We know the basics of embellishments from the Tutor, but now it's time to dig deeper to achieve that next level of understanding and of…
Now that you've got some legitimate bagpiping under your belt, the next step is to drill deeper into the fundamentals of great finger mechanics. Scale…
You've got some tunes happening with some decent rhythm. But, how do we get from decent to excellent? Let's dive in.
There are really only two factors that go into creating the perfect gracenote. But, the challenge is in achieving both factors on every single gracenote you…
There are essential experiences every bagpiper should have in their career. As you experience them, log them on Dojo U to get credit towards your next belt level.
Of course, bagpipers should be able to PLAY! As we achieve performance bench-marks as pipers, we'll log them here to earn points towards your next belt level.
We Endorse the Scottish Qualifications Authority and their fantastic bagpipe certification program. As you earn your certifications, they can be logged on our site to add to your achievements.