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…
Overview of the "5 Challenges"
At the Dojo, we believe that forging common sense daily habits is a necessary prerequisite to attempting any other bagpiping goal. Here are five challenges…
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 Art of Self Analysis
Everyone wants to be a better player; that’s why we practice. Being able to look at your own playing and see what works and what needs improvement is an art in itself. Even if you are working with an instructor you need to be able to objectively look at your own playing. Here are a few pointers that might help.
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?