Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson - Intermediate Finger Exercises and RSPBA MAP Tunes

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Link to RSPBA (Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association) source

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Five discussion points

1   Low G gracenote to low A in bar 1 - make sure that the little finger goes down before the beat and comes up together on the beat. This will give a good impression right at the start and set the tone of excellence for the rest of the tune.
2   Throw in bar 3 -  make a big, measured low G in this throw.
3   Strike bar 4 - the strike comes up on the beat, and so the finger must go down before the beat. This needs to be measured together.
4   Hara in bar 8 - make sure that the strike comes up on the beat. This can be interpreted differently and this decision has been taken in the interests of building a single style across as many MAP tunes as possible where the style can be justifiably unified. This will help your band improve more quickly..
5   Second part - high G doubling and high A should sound rhythmically identical. This in itself will drew listeners' attention and keep the audience active (including judges).

Five exercises (please keep coming back until this is fully updated)

Exercise 1

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Exercise 2


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Exercise 3

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Exercise 4

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Exercise 5

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