|LOW ‘G’ DOUBLINGS|
Doublings are one of the most common embellishments used. Each note has its own but the principle is basically the same for all - play a gracenote from one note to another note and then repeat (“double”) that note bu cutting it with another gracenote.
The musical reason for playing a doubling is to make a particular note stand out.
A Low ‘G’ doubling works by playing a High ‘G’ gracenote to Low ‘G’ and then doubling that Low ‘G’ by cutting it into two with a ‘D’ gracenote.
The “Order of Events” for a Low ‘G’ Doubling is as follows:
1. Preceding note - ‘E’ in example 7.
When coming from High ‘G’ remember to use the Thumb Gracenote (example 8):
As it is impossible to play a High ‘G’ gracenote from High ’A’, one simply goes straight to Low ‘G’ and then doubles it in the usual manner (example 8):1. High ‘G’.
Example 7 - LOW ‘G’ DOUBLING FROM ‘E’.1. High ‘A’.
Example 8 - LOW ‘G’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘G’.
Example 9 - LOW ‘G’ DOUBLING FROM HIGH ‘A’.
Examples 7,8 & 9
How to Practice
Rhythm and Reading Music
Hand Position and the Scale
G,D,E Gracenotes exercise
Doublings - general principles
Low G Doublings
Low A Doublings
High G Doublings
High A Doublings
Transition to Bagpipes
Tuning a Bagpipe
Using Midi files