Tag: Dan nevans

Piobaireachd is for Everyone – the audiobook release

Piobaireachd is for Everyone – the audiobook release

Piobaireachd is for Everyone, first published by Dan Nevans in the summer of 2021, will be available as an audiobook from May 1, 2022 from dnpiping.com. The audiobook is over four hours long and comes in two parts. Read by the author, this recording also features excerpts of piobaireachd being performed on […]

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

TNPC Spring Adult Gathering April 25-28

The National Piping Centre announce the teachers for the Spring Adult Gathering! Join them for one-to-one lessons, workshops, masterclasses, group lessons and more from a world class teaching line up of – Wilson Brown, Connor Sinclair, Ailis Sutherland, Dr Andrew Bova, Dan Nevans and Danny Hutcheson. There are two timezones, […]

Myelinate your doublings practice

Myelinate your doublings practice

On day 22 of the February Piping Challenge Dan Nevans spoke about the myelination process that goes on in your brain while practicing deliberately. Dan demonstrated a slow deliberate technique to practice doublings going up and down the scale on the chanter. He suggests this consistency is what is needed […]

Sound file for Platinum Jubilee tune updated

Sound file for Platinum Jubilee tune updated

Last summer we posted a story about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on June 2, 2022, and plan for pipers to mark the occasion by playing a tune specially written by Stuart Liddell. An eagle-eyed reader recently spotted that Dan Nevans‘ recording of Diu Regnare did not match the music written […]

Extended workshop on steady blowing

Extended workshop on steady blowing

Dan Nevans shared a wealth of information on day 15 of the February Piping Challenge. Dan’s 25 minute presentation was on the topic of Steady Blowing. He also detailed how to adjust drone reeds to, “only take enough air to sound consistently”, and how to tune your drones to allow […]

The fundamentals of strikes

The fundamentals of strikes

On day 10 of the February Piping Challenge Finlay MacDonald, Director of Piping at TNPC, discussed the technique of playing strikes, and explained how strikes are one of the three fundamentals when initially learning to play. Finlay’s video can be viewed again here on The National Piping Centre’s Facebook page. Dan […]

Building stamina in your playing

Building stamina in your playing

On day eight of the February Piping Challenge Dan Nevans presented a 30 minute Facebook live stream on the topic of developing the stamina to play your pipes for up to an hour. It’s a very informative and entertaining talk from Dan (with added bagpipe faeries), and is essential listening […]

D throw techniques with John Mulhearn

D throw techniques with John Mulhearn

John Mulhearn explained the technical aspects of learning the light and the heavy D throw on day six of the February Piping Challenge. The video can be found on The National Piping Centre’s Facebook page here. On day seven Wilson Brown spoke all about 2/4 March playing, and stressed the […]

Goal setting and the rule of three tune memory tip

Goal setting and the rule of three tune memory tip

Days four and five of the February Piping Challenge were presented by Dan Nevans. Day four focused on dreaming big when setting your short and long term piping goals, and can be watched here on The National Piping Centre’s Facebook page. Day five was all about learning tunes, and using […]