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

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Gracenotes between notesIn C/d

As you already know, a gracenote is a short chiry movement which can be used for tw purposes - firstly to cut or repeat a note and secondly, to emphaises the transition from one note to another. The first function is described in repeating notes, and teh second uses a simple recipe, which is the same for all gracenotes:

1.        Starting note - G in example 1.
2.        Lift top index finger (open gracenote).
3.        Change note - go to A in example 1 (remember changing notes sometimes requires several extra actions).
4.         Put down  top index finger (close gracenote).

Here is the same thing in X+O

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GOpen gracenoteChange to AClose gracenote

The opening and closing of the gracenote is very quick, a chirpy sound.

Example 1

grcaenote with change





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