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"What Is a D Throw?"

Mark Olson
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A D throw is a common, three-step embellishment that occurs in all types of Highland bagipe music. It finishes on the note D from any other note on the chanter, hence the name. The D throw is written as follows: The D throw is, less commonly, written as follows:

How to Use a Metronome to Learn a Reel

John Holcombe
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In Scottish country dancing, the reel is one of the four traditional dances, the others being the jig, the strathspey and the waltz. A reel is in 4/4 time, but when written out, reels are most often written in a 2/2 time signature, also known as "cut time".