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Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 2-4: Simple Melodies with G Gracenotes

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 2-4: Simple Melodies with G Gracenotes

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This lesson takes some of the simple melodies we learned in Lesson 1-4 and adds G gracenotes to accentuate the beats.

2-4.1: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with G Gracenotes


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2-4.2: London Bridge with G Gracenotes


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2-4.3: Deck the Halls 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 Note 1 from Lesson 1-2)
    • 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)
      • Be sure to execute dotted notes correctly. (See Note 1 from Lesson 1-4)
      • 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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