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‘E’ DOUBLING

This is the same principle as the other Doublings:  Play a high G gracenote to E then double it with an ‘F’ gracenote.

 
This means flick your ‘F’ finger up and down quickly to cut the E into two parts.


Order of Events:
1.         Starting note - ‘C’ in example 22.
2.         Lift High ‘G’ gracenote.
3.         Change to ‘E’.
4.         Put down High ‘G’ gracenote.
5.         Double ‘E’ with an ‘F’ gracenote.
6.         End on ‘E’.
When coming from High ‘G’ remember to use the Thumb Gracenote (example 23): 
1.         High ‘G’.
2.         Lift thumb (open thumb gracenote).
3.         Change to ‘E’.
4.         Close thumb gracenote.
5.         Double  ‘E’ with an ‘F’ gracenote.
6.         End on ‘E’.
This is different when coming from High ‘A’ (example 24):
 1.         High ‘A’.
2.         Change to ‘E’.
3.         Double  ‘E’ with a ‘F’ gracenote.
4.         End on ‘E’.
Example 22 -  ‘E’ DOUBLING FROM ‘C’.

XX XO XO XX XX XX
X X X X O X
X X O O O O
           
X X X X X X
O O X X X X
O O X X X X
X X O O O O
           
C Open G gracenote Change to E Close gracenote
(sound E)
Double E with an F gracenote End on E

Example 23 - ‘E’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘G’.  

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

Example 24 - ‘D’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘A’.  

OO XX XX XX
O X O X
X O O O
       
X X X X
X X X X
X X X X
O O O O
       
High A Change to E Double E with an F gracenote End on E

Examples 22, 23 & 24


e doublings

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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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