How to Find Your Perfect Practice Tempo
Do you play your tunes too fast so you can’t hear your mistakes? Or maybe you always keep the metronome at the same easy tempo for every practice session? How do you know what tempo to choose to improve your playing?
10 Clues Your Pipe Major Sucks
Before we start - I just want to thank my diligent co-author Dr. John Holcombe for helping me assemble this article! This article was formed…
The Primary Key To Making a Tune a Joy to Play
Did you enjoy your last bagpipe performance? Was it meaningful to you as well as the audience? Did you have complete control over the delivery of that tune and your instrument?
The Case for the Tube-Style Manometer
Animated discussions often spring up in our Dojo U student community about the merits of different types of manometer. In case you’re unfamiliar, a manometer…
Bagpipers: How to Play FAST
Some pipers think that it is really hard to play fast, but they’re wrong. It’s very easy to play fast, even at a tempo that comes close to matching that of Stuart Liddell. Thus, a fast tempo is really no problem at all. The problem arises when we expect to play fast and at the same time make anything that sounds close to good music.