Hacking the Bagpiping Judge Part I: Why Can’t You Be a Bagpiping Judge?

Monday, January 10, 2011

It takes seven plus seven years to make a piper so it’s said, but why must it take ten years of accomplished activity at the highest level of competition, a lengthy exam, and the initial approval of an elite few to be a piping judge in the EUSPBA?

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Hacking the Bagpiping Judge: Prologue—What Do You Expect?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Anyone lamenting the poor quality or bleak future of U.S. pipe bands need look no further for blame than the game of pipe band competition itself.

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Being an Indispensable Bagpiper

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fascinating article “Secret of Peak Performance: Indispensability,” on the motivations of Olympic athletes when competing as part of a team. A study of competitors at the swimming events…

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10 Personal Bagpipe Goals for the Coming Year

Monday, January 3, 2011

The hubbub of the holiday season is over. You can now focus more on bagpipes! Whether or not you are considering adding one of the 10 Bagpipe Performance Goals to your list of resolutions for 2011, working on personal bagpipe goals should be part of your year’s efforts. Pick one or more items from the list below to give your bagpiping a charge for the coming year.

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5 Things That Shaped U.S. Piping and Drumming This Decade

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Admit it, 2010 is already fading from your memory like The Lost Piobroch. By the time this Saturday hits, your bagpipe competitive successes and failures will be replaced…

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