New Hope for Bagpipers Suffering from Tinnitus

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The New Scientist reports on a new study published in the journal Nature that reveals the reduction of tinnitus in rats through external stimulation of a nerve in…

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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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ALAP/ASAP exploration – What’s the difference between “cut” notes and gracenotes?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A while ago I posted a presentation about ALAP-ASAP, or, in other words, the principles of holding and cutting notes in “Swing Idioms.” For some background for those…

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5 Ways to Become a Better Bagpiper

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No, you’re not going to find bagpipe hints, playing tips, or tune instruction. Any improvement in your music begins with improvement in yourself. Like expanding your tune repertoire, you can expand your self-improvement repertoire as well.

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