Team Dojo Thrives at the World Online Piping and Drumming Championships Summer 2021
For the first time here at Dojo U, we recently rallied our students to form Team Dojo – a 'virtual band' made up from Dojo students all…
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…
Why Tuning Is Not Enough - Foundations of Great Bagpipe Sound
Don’t you just love the sound of a beautifully tuned bagpipe? The full harmonic sound of the drones blended perfectly with the chanter notes. Are you amazed how professional pipers seem to tune easily and get that steady full sound? What if I told you that it’s not just about good tuning?
Why You Can’t Just “Blow Tone”
Have you been told to blow tone or blow steady? Does your chanter reed cut out or squeal? Is it hard for you to tune your drones to your chanter? Does this whole concept of great tone seem ambiguous?
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?