No-Nonsense Bagpiping

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

It is a month past, but the SFU Highland Arts Festival held the weekend after the band’s terrific performance at New York’s Lincoln Center is still fresh in…

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On Being an Authentic Bagpiper

Thursday, March 22, 2012

We all live in our own reality bubbles. We become accustomed to thinking that the way we see things is how they are or how they must be….

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Chanter Reed Selection—The Physical Exam

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The ideal bagpipe sound starts with selecting the ideal chanter reed. Obvious? It is not always as easy as it seems. Personal preferences and taste coupled with what…

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Better Bagpipe Blowing: Take It to the Limit

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You should always be playing at the edge of your abilities if you are committed to improvement. That is a given in just about anything you do. There…

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How Long Should You Practice?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dr. Noa Kageyama has a website called “The Bulletproof Musician.” Many excellent posts to be found on the psychology of playing music, performing, etc. His post “How Many…

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