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?
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…
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 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?
Want To Be a Better Piper? Change Your Mind(set)
Ever felt like there's no way you'll ever be as good a piper as you want to be? Maybe you started learning 'too late', you…