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Bagpipe as an Extension of your Self - Lesson 2-2: Scale Run Exercises with G Gracenotes

Bagpipe as an Extension of your Self - Lesson 2-2: Scale Run Exercises with G Gracenotes

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In this lesson, you will experience several different Scale-Run Exercises, moving both up and down the scale, with G gracenotes placed at the beginning of each beat. You should already be familiar with the melody notes from Lesson 1-3.

2-2.1: Small Up and Downs with G Gracenotes


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2-2.2: Small Down and Ups with G Gracenotes


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2-2.3: Big Up and Downs with G Gracenotes


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2-2.4: Big Down and Ups with G Gracenotes


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2-2.5: Scale Climber Up with G Gracenotes


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2-2.6: Scale Climber Down with G Gracenotes


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Objectives:

  • Play every note accurately.
    • A crisp, clean transition to each note.
    • Correct gracenote technique. (See Video from Lesson 2-1)
    • No crossing noises (see the      ’s). (See Note 1 from Lesson 1-2)
    • Make sure to play thumb (        )gracenotes where appropriate. (See Note 1 from Lesson 2-1)
    • Play rhythms accurately.
      • Tap your foot at the beginning of each beat. (See Note 1 from Lesson 1-3)
      • Properly subdivide each beat. (See Note 2 from Lesson 1-3)
      • Fuse your G Gracenotes to the tap of your foot.
      • Keep your fingers properly positioned on the chanter. (See Lesson 1-1.2)
      • Don’t worry about how fast the tempo is; worry about the steadiness of the tempo.

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Andrew Douglas Andrew is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, having been active at the highest level of pipe bands, solo competition, teaching, and creative endeavors for the past 20 years. He's also the founder and creator of Dojo U and of PipersDojo.com

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