Discovering the PDQB Certification System: Elevate Your Bagpipe Skills May 19, 2024

Bagpiping is a tradition steeped in history and culture, and for those dedicated to mastering the art, the Piping and Drumming Qualifications Board...

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The One-Take Rule
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The One-Take Rule one-take rule performance anxiety recording Mar 19, 2024

We've all been there. We're trying to make a recording of our playing, but it's just not coming out right.

On the first recording, I had a choke....

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Recording Devices and Sharing Recordings: Our Up-to-Date Recommendations one-take rule recording Mar 19, 2024

A recorder is a vital tool for every piper to have and to use. 

Now, if you’re like most people, you probably hate the idea of recording...

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Throw Away Your Bagpipe Tuner (?) digital tuner Feb 28, 2024

Are you like many pipers who think that using an electronic tuner is the only way to get a great sound out of their bagpipe? Have ever told...

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The Case for the Tube-Style Manometer manometer Feb 28, 2024

Animated discussions often spring up in our Dojo U student community about the merits of different types of manometer.

In case you’re...

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How to Amplify Your Metronome for Rhythmic Development amplifier metronome practice Feb 27, 2024

Playing with a metronome is a vital element in the bagpipe learning game. But, how do you play with a metronome while also playing your pipes?...

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Make Your Own Dojo U Style Water Manometer Feb 22, 2024

The Dojo University water manometer is a tool that can help us to achieve several essential goals in piping, including blowing at the...

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My Most Painful Performance FAILURE Story Jan 27, 2024

When I was in my late teens, I made a mistake at the Worlds playing with the SFU Pipe Band. A bad mistake. There’s a lot of evidence we would...

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Improvement, beyond their expectations (Fake News?) Jan 27, 2024

Whenever I am in the process of getting to know a company or personality on the internet, I always want to know - is this person for real? Are they...

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Confessions of an Online Bagpipe Teacher - Part 5 - I'm in this for the money... dojo history Jan 27, 2024

There's no hiding this any more. It is true, the rumors you may have heard. As pipers around the world experience massive improvement, beyond...

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Confessions of an Online Bagpipe Teacher - Part 4 - I had a "Vlog" once dojo history Jan 27, 2024

You know those video journals kids make on YouTube? I did that once. It was all about bagpipe stuff.

I had a blast doing it! Sometimes I'm a bit...

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Confessions of an Online Bagpipe Teacher - Part 3 - I did not win 19 Gold Medals before I turned 30. dojo history Jan 27, 2024

I have many peers in the piping world, many of whom have pursued a life of top playing, and fared extremely well for themselves! I dabbled in...

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