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A Grip is an embellishment which essentially rests between two notes, either cutting or linking together, somewhat like a gracenote. It is very simple and always the same, except when coming from D.
Simply, a grip is a low G which has been cut into two apparently equals parts by a D gracenote. When preceded by D, the Low ‘G’ is cut by the B finger (up and down once). Both Low ‘G’s should be perceived as sounding the same length.
Order of Events:
From ‘D’ (example 2):
Example 1 - GRIP FROM ‘B’ TO ‘E’.
Example 2 - GRIP FROM ‘D’ TO ‘F’.
When you can play these exercises smoothy and with control you are ready to learn Taorluaths.
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