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Artafallie
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Artafallie

This is a fairly straightforward tune which can be tackled with a few simple principles:

All of the doublings are in the same rhythm as the double tachums (two 64th notes followed by a longer note, gracenotes in the proportion 3:1)
The principle of "heavy, light, medium, light" of strength of beats in the bar, traditionally taught, is brought to life by bigger high G gracenotes (proportion 2:1) in every one of these places (beats 1 and 3 in every applicable place)
Smaller high G gracenotes are in the proportion 3:1.
Where phrases are repeated the rhythmical interpretation is the same each time
This tune lends itsef to being drilled into the fingers at half and quarter speed in particular. It is suggested to use the 7 coin method for this.

Special point  - the 'bubbly note' (darodo) features the low G before the beat, and in this interpretation the D gracenote opens on the beat, and the E gracenote on the subdivision. Other interpretations may feature the D gracenote closing on the beat.

Youtube examples to play along with

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Low pitch half speed



Low pitch quarter speed



High pitch normal speed



High pitch half speed



High pitch quarter speed




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