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‘E’ GRACENOTES

These are the same theory as ‘G’ gracenotes.  Instead of using your High ‘G’ finger,  you use your ‘E’ finger.  The “Order of Events” is as follows:

 1.         Starting note - ‘B’ in example 4.  

2.         Lift ‘E’ finger (gracenote).

3.         Change to next note - ‘C’ in example 4.

4.         Put down ‘E’ finger (gracenote).

As you can imagine,  it is only possible to start and  end on a note lower than ‘E’ when using this gracenote.

Example 4 - ‘E’ GRACENOTE FROM  ‘B’ TO ‘C’.

XX XX XX XX
X X X X
X O O X
       
X X X X
X X O O
O O O O
O O X X
       
B Open E gracenote Change to C Close E gracenote

 Example 4. 

E gracenote

Please click on the image to hear it being played

Example 4 - video slowly

Example 4 - video normal speed

 

Getting Started

How to Practice

Rhythm and Reading Music
 

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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