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HIGH ‘A’ DOUBLING

Like High ‘G’ Doublings,  this is slightly different from the other Doublings.  From any note,  make High ‘A’ and double it with a strike.  From High ‘A’,  this is just a strike.  There are no tricks or secrets to this one!

 Order of Events:
1.         Note - ‘C’ in example 30.
2.         Change to High ‘A’ (lift thumb first).
3.         Double High ‘A’ with a strike (see above).
4.         End on High ‘A’.
Example 30 - HIGH ‘A’ DOUBLING FROM ‘C’.

XX OO XO OO
X O O O
X X X X
       
X X X X
O X X X
O X X X
X O O O
       
C Make High A (change the top hand before the bottom) Double by striking thumb across the hole in a downward action End on High A

Example 30


high a 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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