Date of Original Live Show: January 30th, 2012 at 12pm
Description: This week: As pipers, we’re in a bit of a bind in that we only have one “volume” we can play, and that volume is best described as… well… loud. However, pipers across the centuries have been creating (or perhaps “simulating”) dynamics in extremely innovative ways.
Date of Original Live Show: January 23rd, 2012 at 12pm
Description: This week: Matt Griffin is joining us today, and we’re going to talk a lot about sound and how it works. He will be teaching an all-new class at Dojo U called “MusicWorks: The Physics and Psychoacoustics of Sound,” where we’ll talk about this stuff in depth. Come check it out if you’ve ever wondered what “harmonics” are, or if you’ve ever wondered how tuning really works scientifically!
Date of Original Live Show: January 16th, 2012 at 12pm
Description: This week: Different instruments articulate notes and rhythms in different ways. We use gracenotes, and gracenote combinations called doublings. This week, we’ll talk about the art of producing great articulations on the pipes. Tune in to learn more!
Description: This week: We’re going to talk crossing noises this week. Believe it or not – you still have crossing noises in your playing. Yep. Even you. We do too! Crossing noises, in some form or another, are always present. Our job is to minimize the effects so well that they don’t interfere with the music. Tune in to learn more!