Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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‘E’ DOUBLING

This is the same principle as the other Doublings:  Play a high G gracenote to E then double it with an ‘F’ gracenote.

 
This means flick your ‘F’ finger up and down quickly to cut the E into two parts.


Order of Events:
1.         Starting note - ‘C’ in example 22.
2.         Lift High ‘G’ gracenote.
3.         Change to ‘E’.
4.         Put down High ‘G’ gracenote.
5.         Double ‘E’ with an ‘F’ gracenote.
6.         End on ‘E’.
When coming from High ‘G’ remember to use the Thumb Gracenote (example 23): 
1.         High ‘G’.
2.         Lift thumb (open thumb gracenote).
3.         Change to ‘E’.
4.         Close thumb gracenote.
5.         Double  ‘E’ with an ‘F’ gracenote.
6.         End on ‘E’.
This is different when coming from High ‘A’ (example 24):
 1.         High ‘A’.
2.         Change to ‘E’.
3.         Double  ‘E’ with a ‘F’ gracenote.
4.         End on ‘E’.
Example 22 -  ‘E’ DOUBLING FROM ‘C’.

XX XO XO XX XX XX
X X X X O X
X X O O O O
           
X X X X X X
O O X X X X
O O X X X X
X X O O O O
           
C Open G gracenote Change to E Close gracenote
(sound E)
Double E with an F gracenote End on E

Example 23 - ‘E’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘G’.  

XO OO OX XX XX XX
O O X X O X
O O O O O O
           
X X X O X X
X X X O X X
X X X O X X
O O O X O O
           
High G Open Thumb Gracenote Change to E Close Gracenote
(sound E)
Double with F Gracenote End on E

Example 24 - ‘D’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘A’.  

OO XX XX XX
O X O X
X O O O
       
X X X X
X X X X
X X X X
O O O O
       
High A Change to E Double E with an F gracenote End on E

Examples 22, 23 & 24


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