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HIGH ‘G’ DOUBLING

This is slightly different from the other Doublings.  From any note,  make High ‘G’ and double it by simply striking your G finger on and off the chanter quickly.  From High ‘G’,  this is just a strike.  As you will see,  coming from High ‘A’ is odd,  and indeed does not double the note. It does however serve the same musical purpose - to make the note stand out.

Order of Events:
1.         Note - ‘B’ in example 28.
2.         Change to High ‘G’.
3.         Double High ‘G’ with a strike (see above).
4.         End on High ‘G’.
 From High ‘A’ (example 29):
 1.         High ‘A’.
2.         Change to ‘F’,  remembering to move your thumb last.
3.         Lift High ‘G’ finger - do this as soon as you can hear and feel the ‘F’.
 Example 28 - HIGH ‘G DOUBLING FROM ‘B’.

XX XO XX XO
X O O O
X O O O
       
X X X X
X X X X
O X X X
O O O O
       
B Change to High G Double by striking down G finger End on High G

Example 29 - HIGH ‘G’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘A’.
 

OO XX XO
O O O
X O O
     
X X X
X X X
X X X
O O O
     
High A F High G

Examples 28 & 29


example 28 29

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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

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Transition to Bagpipes
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Using Midi files
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Advanced

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