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TACHUM

This is another movement which is subject to some differences.  “Tachum” is essentially a description of a rhythmical group but is most commonly used to describe the following:

1.         High ‘G’ gracenote to ‘C’.
2.         D gracenote to low A.

or

1.         High G gracenote to ‘B’
2.         D gracenote to Low ‘G’

Any two notes which can be said in the rhythm of the word “Tachum” can be described as a tachum.  In orchestral music this feature is referred to as a “Scotch Snap”.  
 

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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