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Order of events:
Example 6 - THROW FROM ‘E’.
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There is a second type of throw which is in common use around the world. It is essentially a grip to C, which is then treated as a short note cutting into D, thus accenting it. Please be aware that some teachers can be quite fierce and determined when discussing the throw they use. It is in many ways like speaking with an accent - what one says can be corect even when the sound can be slightly different. As long as the player understands the musical meaning of what he/she is playing and how to achieve the effect, then the results should be heard sympathetically.
Playing in bands however, demands that all pipers use the same technique. If you want to play in a band, please be ready to learn the other way (whatever that may be).