Teach Yourself Smallpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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Runs

Runs are very simple embellishments. They exist to decorate a melody, with a secondary function to give emphasis.

Runs exist in other types of music too. Turns were very popular in romantic music.

A run quite simply mens running through the notes of the scale very quickly, from one note to another. Often these would be used where throws might be used, or grips, on highland pipes.

Runs are indicated by small scale passages written as gracenotes (smaller not heads), or notated fully as tuplets (a bracket with a number indicating the number ofnotes to be played.). Here are some examples of both:

Run example 1
Run example 2
Run example 3






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