Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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LOW ‘A’ DOUBLINGSpo polsku
This is the same as a Low ‘G’ Doubling except that the note being doubled in the middle is Low ‘A’!

 Order of Events:
1.         Starting note - ‘F’ in example 10.
2.         Lift High ‘G’ gracenote.
3.         Change to Low ‘A’
4.         Put down High ‘G’ gracenote.
5.         Double Low ‘A’ with a ‘D’ gracenote.
6.         End on Low ‘A’.
When coming from High ‘G’ remember to use the Thumb Gracenote (example 11):
1.         High ‘G’.
2.         Open thumb Gracenote.
3.         Change to Low A
4.         Close Thumb Gracenote.
5.         Double Low ‘A’ with a ‘D’ gracenote.
6.         End on Low ‘A’.
This is different when coming from High ‘A’ (example 12):
 1.         High ‘A’.
2.         Put down High ‘A’ (move thumb last).
3.         Double Low ‘A’ with a ‘D’ gracenote.
4.         End on Low ‘A’.
Example 10 - LOW ‘A’ DOUBLING FROM ‘F’.

XX XO XO XX XX XX
O O X X X X
O O X X X X
           
X X X X O X
X X X X X X
X X X X X X
O O O O O O
           
F Open Gracenote Change to Low A Close Gracenote
(sound Low A)
Double with D Gracenote End on Low A

Example 11 - LOW ‘A’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘G’.  

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

Example 12 - LOW ‘A’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘A’.

OO XX XX XX
O X X X
X X X X
       
X X O X
X X X X
X X X X
O O O O
       
High A Low A Double with D Gracenote End on Low A

Examples 10,11 &12 


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