When playing the bagpipes, every bagpiper (old and new) can feel
... utilizing Our Step By Step, Simple System for Developing Bagpipe Coordination and Mechanics:
What if you didn't have to struggle to extract good sounds out of a set of bagpipes?
What if the process could be EASY?
Many aspiring bagpipers around the world will try to transition from practice chanter to bagpipes in the next year, and, especially those without top-level teachers working with them daily... they're going to fail and quit. It's sad. It's bad for the growth of piping world-wide.
In addition to this, many pipers are reading this right now on the brink of quitting because... let's face it... the journey of getting our fingerwork onto our full instrument has been a big failure so far.
Here's just a SHORT list of challenges beginners constantly struggle with on the Great Highland Bagpipe:
And this list could go on and on. If you're just getting started, you risk having this to look forward to. If you've been playing the pipes already for any length of time, I'm pretty sure you're struggling with quite a few of the items on this list.
And, the point I want to make to you today is - it doesn't have to be that way...
The Bagpipe is a Complex Instrument (i.e. there are a lot of moving parts...)
BUT - they're NOT a complicated instrument!
What's the difference between complex and complicated?
Well - being complex means you have a lot of moving parts. And the bagpipe certainly does.
But complicated means there is a high level of difficulty. That something requires a high level of skill to operate.
And, on this second issue - the bagpipe is DEFINITELY NOT a complicated instrument.
When you break the operation of the bagpipe down into its components, and sequence the learning process in the right way - feeling comfortable and confident with the instrument is just a matter of time. There's nothing hard about it.
Just a few examples...
This is just a tiny part of our process that we'll teach you in our new course. Can you see how it's all incremental, taking no giant leaps, so that confusion can never force it's way in?
The problem with the way most of us currently learn the pipes is that it's dis-organized and out of sequence! Most of us, if we haven't quit yet, are simply running around playing in bands and doing performances while - let's face it - utterly confused about how this thing should actually work!
Whether you are just about ready to transition to the pipes, or if you know you're failing at your attempts thus far - you cannot afford to miss this amazing learning opportunity.
Our course is the only one in the entire world of bagpipes that helps a beginning piper transition to the pipes by taking small, incremental steps that are guaranteed to stave off confusion and frustration.
Frustration, confusion, and overwhelm are the feelings most pipers have as they try to conquer this beast that is the bagpipe. But it doesn't have to be this way. Finally, over many years of teaching, we've discovered a truly elegant, step-by-step process that gradually (and easily) works our way up to playing a fully functioning bagpipe. These steps are grouped into 7 key phases, and you'll learn them all in due time as you journey through this course.
In the mad rush and excitement to learn the pipes, so many of us skip over simple bagpiping tasks that, not having mastered them early on, come back to bite us. We're going to set up (or re-setup) our instrument together in this course, making sure we have all of the "wee" skills needed to truly love the process of honing-then-playing this great instrument.
As it turns out, we (and the vast, vast majority of bagpipe learners world-wide) had the order of lessons totally mixed up when it came to learning to play the "big instrument." In this course, we show you the right way - and it'll blow your mind just how doable it will be for literally anyone.
After each lesson is taught, we'll spend time to carefully discuss how to best-implement what you've learned to generate efficient improvement. The exercises we'll show you are extremely simple, but they will leverage amazing progress in an amazingly short period of time.
You'll learn how becoming confident and comfortable with your pipes can be achieved by sequentialy working your way through the 7 phases of the transitioning process - this beats confusion and frustration any day of the week. Enroll Today >>
Module 1: Assembling Your New Set of Bagpipes
Module 2: Would You Wear Your Bagpipe in Outer Space?
Module 3: Developing Great Posture.
Module 4: Opening up a Drone: Physical Blowing Mechanics.
Module 5: Adding More Drones
Module 6: Marching, Striking In, and Cutting Off.
Module 7A: Integrating the Chanter (No drones)
Module 7B: Chanter with 1 Drone.
Module 7C: Chanter with multiple drones.
What You'll Get: When you enroll today, you'll receive instant access to:
Plus, upon successfully completing of the course and the final exam, you'll also receive "Belt Level Points" towards yor next Dojo University belt-level. A great way to measure your achievement as you take more courses and gather more experience in the bagpipe world.
Course Details: Tuition: $99 Level: Beginner through Advanced (no matter how long you've been playing you'll benefit from a complete bagpipe re-boot!). Setting: Online/Virtual Course Length: 15-20 Hours Expected Completion Time: 1-3 Months (Dependig on how hard you work!)
Sign up by clicking "enroll now." Direct access will be sent to your inbox.
TAKE THE COURSE
The course take 1-3 months to complete, with several in-depth modules, quizzes on each module, and a final exam.
PASS THE TEST
At the end of the course, 80% or higher on the final quiz means you've passed and you're now a competant, confortable, and confident piper!
TRANSITIONING TO THE BAGPIPES (VERSION 2) CORE COURSE
The Transitioning to the Bagpipes Course
WARNING: $60 Discount Expires In Just...
Sally the Newbie
Just graduating from the practice chanter? Transition to the Pipes the best way possible - skip the horrifying struggle step.
Band Player Bob
If you know you need to figure out how to resolve your bagpipe struggles, do a full "re-boot" beginning today!
Pipe Major Pam
If you need your band to grow in size and in aptitude, knowing this process inside and out is a must!
"Cool" Bagpipe Teacher Tim
Retain more of your students and watch them thrive by teaching bagpipes in the correct sequential, simple, sequence.
Martha the Mom/Spouse
It's always super handy when your mother and/or spouse helps you with your bagpipes. For real. It is!
“My name is Andrew Douglas and I'm the founder of the Piper's Dojo and creator of Dojo University, our online learning portal for bagpipers. I'm super excited to be your guide as we drill into some of the most esstential fundamental elements of being a great piper... So glad to have you aboard!"
— Andrew Douglas
A bit more about Andrew:
Q: "Is this course right for my ability level?"
A: Chances are, yes!
Whether you are brand new to the pipes, or you have been playing for a while but need a fresh look at the process of becoming confident and comfortable on the instrument - this course is ideal for you.
Q: "What is a 'core' course?"
A: A "core" course is an A-to-Z, soup-to-nuts, in depth bagpipe course.
If you've been around Dojo U for long at all, you'll know that we offer a wide variety of resources, materials, and activities to help make this truly the world's first "piping school" on the web. Some of our courses are "short and sweet," with only the bare-essentials presented. Other courses are somewhere in between. "Core courses" are the full story, 100%
Q: "How long will it take to access my course when I deliver it?"
A: Immediate. We'll send you a username and password to access the course right to your email address.
Q: "Can I download the course to watch offline?"
A: This course is hosted and protected "in the cloud." If you have an internet connection, you can literally access this course anywhere, on any device. Unfortunately, none of the video materials are downloadable onto your device for offline viewing. (The documents and other share-ables are though!
Q: "Can I do this course on my phone/tablet?"
A: Yes! Our updated interface jives extremely well with all modern devices.
Q: "Is there a guarantee?"
Yep...all our trainings have a 30-day, no-questions-asked guarantee.
In other words, if you aren't happy for any reason, just let us know and we'll give you your money back. We obviously don't think it'll come to that, but if you're even the least bit worried if this will work for you, then put your mind at ease.
You either get the results you want or you get your money back. It's as simple as that!
Yes, you can find bagpipe instruction elsewhere on the internet and in person, but a Dojo University course is unique because it's built and taught by real-world bagpipers who have actually built these courses based on real-world experience (read: successes).
In other words, we aren't people who couldn't do so we made a course instead. We've been in the trenches teaching AND performing - we detest untested theory and believe that the best way to learn something is to roll up your sleeves and get your hands a little dirty. If that sounds appealing, then welcome! In Dojo U you've found your bagpipe home.