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    Steamboat - Part 2 (with Carl Donley)

    Carl Donley 0
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    Here comes another classic 6/8 march: Steamboat. Check out this simple tune which combines arpeggios and scale runs to make a super easy tune to memorize. Part 2

    TECHNIQUE & THEORY

    "What Is a 'Dotted' Note All About?"

    John Holcombe 0
    395

    Do you recall the frustration, as a beginner piper, being told to play the music as it is written, but then told to “hold” certain notes longer than others? It takes some time and experience to understand and to appreciate that the music for the bagpipes is not often “played as written”, especially when the music involves “dotted and cut” notes. It's important to understand what this really means if you expect to get more musicality out of your playing.

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        "What Is a Gracenote?"

        Tom Crawford 0
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        A gracenote is the most basic type of embellishment used in bagpipe music. They are single-note ornamentations, or flourishes, that accompany a melody note to enhance rhythm and dynamics.