Do you often let your band down due to strike-in struggles?? 

Here’s the details of our simple, 4-step process we use to teach ANYONE (yes, anyone!) to learn to strike-ins - even if you've often had struggles in the past.

This is a video course teaching you the in-depth skills you need to actually, properly, master the challenging skill of bagpipe strike-ins.

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Real-talk: If you can't musically start your pipes 99.9% of the time, you don't belong on the field.  

Sorry - the truth sometimes hurts! And, believe me, I know how you feel. I've been "that guy" in a band that's "not getting it" with the strike-ins.

And here's the thing I didn't get - and it's likely you're reading this because you haven't had your "a ha!" moment yet either --

Strike-ins are NOT about musically starting your pipes with nothing catastrophic going wrong. I used to think this, but I was so, so wrong too many times.

Strike-ins are REALLY about musically starting your pipes with nothing catastrophic going wrong....

EVERY.

SINGLE.

TIME.

It's not good enough to be able to do it. You have to have a system that never fails you.

Every time you mess up a strike in, you ruin a performance for your band and your band-mates. 

When I was younger, I would travel hundreds of miles with my band. Every member of the band would sometimes take time off work to play competitions and gigs. They'd pay money for hotel rooms and restaurants. They'd bring their families.

And then, HONK. Someone in our band would have the dreaded early chanter that crushed any hope of winning the competition.

Or, on other occasions, a bass-drone would double-tone, producing a truly horrifying sound that would me death for our humble (and ill-prepared...) competing band.

What a terrible experience for everyone involved. The performance is ruined before it even begins.

And, it doesn't just stop with competition. How many "street bands" out there are putting a bad taste in the mouths of ordinary listeners, by being unable to start up without sounding like the elephants escaped from the circus?

As someone who's passionate about making the bagpipes less of a farce in the opinions of the general public, you're doing us all a disservice if you can't start your pipes consistently. (Sorry, more real-talk slipped in there).

Sure, accidents happen, but... 

I want to make sure I'm being clear here. Bad attacks could happen to anyone. There's always going to be a fluke that no one could have foreseen that causes a bass drone to double tone, or an early chanter to sound, or an 'E' to come in out of tune. Maybe a speck of dust hits your bass reed at the exact wrong moment. Or maybe you fall into a pot-hole you never saw coming as you're marching down the street.

But the point here is that you, the performer, the team-member who cares deeply about your band -- that you've done everything you possibly can to ensure these accidents are truly accidents, and that it wasn't for any lack of preparation that the bad attack happened. 

There is a way.

Over the years, I've played under many great pipe majors that have taught me "tricks of the strike-in trade," and I've also been a teacher and a pipe major that had to convey strike-in concepts to my constituents to make sure we were successful.

There is a way to set up your pipes and to practice that will eliminate any risk of a bad attack.

With good technique and practice we can be sure beyond any reasonable doubt that we won't ruin performances for our band. That everyone will start with a well-deserved BANG!

Introducing the "S.T.A.R" System for Perfect Strike-ins, every time  

As you already know, we've distilled the most important concepts regarding strike-ins into a PDF guide for you, but we've also augmented that guide will a full action-packed "mini-course" here at Dojo U. The course is only about 1 hour long, so you'll be up and running in no time. There's plenty of built-in "homework" as well for those who want to go the extra mile!

The main upgrade here is that, instead of just organizing your thoughts and reading about strike-ins, this course provides in-depth demonstrations and verbal explanations of each of the four key "dimensions" of strike-ins. We also discuss real-world scenarios that are important to understand regarding strike-ins.

Inside our course, we're going to teach you:  

  • How your SETUP is a key aspects of ensuring a great strike-in. We'll review essentials of bagpipe maintenance, but also show you one very important "trick" that you'll need to know to get rid of that double-toning bass drone forever!
  • Essential strike-in TECHNIQUE that, should you choose to adopt it, will drastically improve your strike-in consistentcy, and it'll ensure you never have the dreaded "early E" ever again!
  • How to memorize the AIR PRESSURE so you come in perfectly in tune on every strike-in..
  • How to connect all strike-in technique to the RHYTHM of the music so the timing of your strike-in is perfect, every time.

This “Video Success Plan”, an online video-course that is easily accessed on any device, will set you up to learn to strike-in your pipes with 99.99% confidence, ensuring you never fail your band at the wrong time again. Generally, it’s a $47 course that we offer on the Dojo U website. But today only, as a follow up to the free PDF guide, we’re going to sell it to you for $7.  

If you’re thinking “$7 is cheap… what’s the catch?” then here are three reasons that should put your mind at ease:  

  • $7 puts this information within the reach of everyone…from the hobbyist to the “serious” piper, from the street band to the high-level competitive band.  
  • It weeds out the freebie-seekers. We only want serious bagpipers who take action, and in our experience charging anything…even if it’s just $1…gets rid of 99% of the folks who really aren’t that serious.  
  • We tested it, and $7 turned the most profit in the long run. (Hey, we’re in business here so why not tell it like it is?)  

We also believe that once you experience this Video Success Plan, you’ll want more and maybe…just maybe…you’ll come back, buy more and possibly even upgrade to a Dojo U Premium Membership where you get access to our complete Success Plan Library.  

But that’s it…  

No fine print…no “hidden trials”…no shenanigans. Just the information you need and the results you want.  

The only real catch is the that this offer is scarce - once you close this webpage, you won’t find this course for $7 again! So, be sure to act now while you still can! If you’re ready to dive in, just click the add-to-cart button below!!!  

Do you often let your band down due to strike-in struggles?? 

Here’s the details of our simple, 4-step process we use to teach ANYONE (yes, anyone!) to learn to strike-ins - even if you've often had struggles in the past.

This "video success plan" augments your free PDF guide with a video course teaching you the in-depth skills you need to actually, properly, master the challenging skill of bagpipe strike-ins.

CLICK HERE TO ADD VIDEO COURSE TO CART - Only $7

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"The Strike-In Course benefits all levels. Brilliant!"

Ken Allan, Ontario

What You Get With Your Success Plan Video Course

The "S.T.A.R Strike-ins" Success Plan Video course contains everything you need to know to become an all-star bandmate.

NO MORE EMBARRASSMENT

It stinks when you're the one who lets your band down with a bad strke-in (TRUST ME, I've been there!). It's time to fix that by taking a methodical no-B.S. approach to ensure success every time.

FOCUS ON MUSIC, NOT LOGISTICS!!!

Let's face it, the strike-in isn't a deep and meaningful aspect of a performance. It's a pesky detail. Let's put this necessary evil on auto-pilot so that we can allocate all of our focus to music making!

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE

We all have crazy-busy lives, with only a little bit of time left over to pursue our bagpiping. Instead of wasting valuable band practice time struggling to get your pipes up, master the skill fool-proof strike-ins so that you can spend that time rehearsing the music!

ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, AT YOUR OWN PACE.

Everything you need to master the art of sight-reading is hosted in your own personal online portal, so you can access it from any device whenever you wish.

"Good course! Techniques to help with strike-ins are needed by many pipers I know. Thank you for providing all your courses."

Heidi Wood, Roseburg Oregon

About Andrew

Andrew Douglas

“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've won the world championships with Inveraray and District, won top solo competitions, and, most importantly, I've taught thousands of pipers just like you to solve important bagpiping problems.

I'm super excited to be your guide as we learn to fool-proof our strike-ins... So glad to have you aboard!"

— Andrew Douglas

Do you often let your band down due to strike-in struggles?? 

Here’s the details of our simple, 4-step process we use to teach ANYONE (yes, anyone!) to learn to strike-ins - even if you've often had struggles in the past.

This "video success plan" augments your free PDF guide with a video course teaching you the in-depth skills you need to actually, properly, master the challenging skill of bagpipe strike-ins.

100% Money Back Guarantee

No questions asked, no hassles, no problems!

Secure Checkout