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B DOUBLINGS

This is the same as a Low ‘A’ Doubling except that the note being doubled in the middle is ‘B’!

Order of Events:
1.         Starting note - ‘D’ in example 13.
2.         Open High ‘G’ gracenote.
3.         Change to ‘B’.
4.         Close High ‘G’ gracenote.
6.         Double ‘B’ with a ‘D’ gracenote.
7.         End on ‘B’.
When coming from High ‘G’ remember to use the Thumb Gracenote (example 14):
1.         High ‘G’.
2.         Lift thumb.
3.         Change to ‘B’.
4.         Put down thumb.
6.         Double  ‘B’ by cutting it with a ‘D’ gracenote.
7.         End on ‘B’.
This is different when coming from High ‘A’ (example 15)
1.         High ‘A’.
2.         Lift ‘B’ finger.
3.         Put down High ‘A’ (move thumb last).
4.         Double  ‘B’ with a ‘D’ gracenote.
5.         End on ‘B’.
Example 13 -  ‘B’ DOUBLING FROM ‘D’.

XX XO XO XX XX XX
X X X X X X
X X X X X X
           
O O X X O X
O O X X X X
O O O O O O
X X O O O O
           
D Open High G gracenote Change to B Close High G gracenote Double B with D gracenote End on B

Example 14 - ‘B’ 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 O O O O
O O O O O O
           
High G Open thumb gracenote Change to B Close thumb gracenote Double B with D gracenote End on B

Example 15 - ‘B’ 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 O O O
O O O O
       
High A Change to B Double B with D gracenote End on B

Examples 13,14 & 15 


b doublings

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Getting Started

How to Practice

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Rudiments Index

Hand Position and the Scale
Crossing sounds
G Gracenotes
D Gracenotes
E Gracenotes
G,D,E Gracenotes exercise
Strikes
Throws
Doublings - general principles
Low G Doublings
Low A Doublings
B Doublings
C Doublings
D Doublings
E Doublings
F Doublings
High G Doublings
High A Doublings
Grips
Taorluath
Birl
Tachum
Hara

Moving on


Exercises
Tunes

Bagpipes

Transition to Bagpipes
Tuning a Bagpipe

Getting Better

Using Midi files
Intermediate exercises
Advanced

Band repertoire

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