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TAORLUATH

This is basically a grip with an additional ‘E’ gracenote linking the last Low ‘G’ to any next melody note.  Consequently,  it is not possible to play a Taorluath to any note above ‘D’ although it is possible to play from any note.  As with grips,  a taorluath from D cuts the low G with the B finger.

Order of Events:

1.         Note - ‘E’ in example 33.
2.         Make Low ‘G’ (putting down little finger first).
3.         Make ‘D’ gracenote to Low ‘G’.
4.         Make sure to sound and FEEL the second Low G before moving on!
5.         Open ‘E’ gracenote.
6.         Change to next note - Low ‘A’ in example 33.
7.         Close ‘E’ gracenote to end on Low A (next note).

From ‘D’ (example 34):

1.         ‘D’.
2.         Make Low ‘G’.
3.         Make ‘B’ gracenote to Low ‘G’.
4.         Make sure to sound and FEEL the second Low G before moving on!
5.         Lift ‘E’ gracenote.
6.         Make next note - Low ‘A’ in example 34.
7.         Close ‘E’ gracenote to end on next note.

 Example 33 - TAORLUATH FROM ‘E’ TO LOW ‘A’.

XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
X X X X X X X
O X X X O O X
             
X X O X X X X
X X X X X X X
X X X X X X X
O X X X X O O
             
E Make Low G Cut Low G with D finger FEEL Low G Open E gracenote Change to next note (low A) Close gracenote
(end on Low A)

Example 34 - TAORLUATH FROM ‘D’ TO LOW ‘A’.

XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
X X X X X X X
X X X X O O X
             
O X X X X X X
O X X X X X X
O X O X X X X
X X X X X O O
             
E Make Low G Cut Low G with B finger FEEL Low G Open E gracenote Change to next note (low A) Close gracenote (end on Low A)

Examples 33 & 34


  Taorluath


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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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