Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson

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This is a very simple embellishment.  It merely consists of striking your note finger on and off the chanter very quickly.  There are two exceptions - ‘B’ and ‘C’.  In both of these cases you divide the note into two by sounding a very short low G,  written as a Low ‘G’ gracenote. Be careful to remember to strike down only one finger otherwise. 

HINT
From ‘B’, a common mistake is sounding an extra Low ‘A’ in the strike. To avoid this, put down your little finger first,  and lift it last.  See example 5.
Example 5 - STRIKE ON ‘B’.

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O O X O O
O X X X O
         
B Little finger down Sound (and feel) Low G Start returning to B Complete B
 
Example 5.


 

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To hear all the strikes, please go to the exercises 1 page.

 

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