When we move around the scale in "triads" or "arpeggios," which are extremely common, the tendency to accidentally make crossing noises becomes quite rampant indeed. How will you do when put to the test?
Scale Navigation and Avoiding Crossing Noises
Bagpipers have to be able to go from note to note cleanly, with no unwanted sounds occurring during note changes. When we hear an unwanted sound during a note change, pipers refer to these sounds as “crossing noises,” which, needless to say, are bad!
There are three 'types' of crossing noises that are accidentally created in three different ways (“Lift/Drop,” “Rolling,” and “Phantom.”) It’s worth fully understanding all three types of crossing noises so that, when you hear a crossing noise, you know exactly how to troubleshoot.
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