Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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‘D’ GRACENOTES

These are the same theory as ‘G’ gracenotes.  Instead of using your High ‘G’ finger,  you use your ‘D’ finger.  The musical function of a ‘D’ gracenote is to either cut a note into smaller notes,  or to link two notes together with a little bit of emphasis.  The ‘Order of Events’ is as follows:
1.         Starting note - Low ‘A’ in example 3.
2.         Lift ‘D’ finger (gracenote).
3.         Change to next note - ‘B’ in example 3.
4.         Put down ‘D’ finger (gracenote).
As you can imagine,  it is only possible to end on a note lower than ‘D’ when using this gracenote.

Example 3 - ‘D’ GRACENOTE FROM LOW ‘A’ TO ‘B’
XX XX XX XX
X X X X
X X X X
       
X O O X
X X X X
X X O O
O O O O
       
Low A Open gracenote Change to B Close Gracenote

Example 3.


 

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Example 3 - video slow

Example 3 video normal speed

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