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Daily Dose: Fusion No More!


Let's try taking the fusion notes out of a tune, and see if we can put them back in!

Short Note Fusion - When a 'Cut' Note Precedes an Embellishment

Short-note fusion refers to when a 'cut' (ASAP) note precedes an embellishment. Because the cut note and the melody notes inside the embellishment are technically all the same super-short length, they must be played as a single 'compound' unit.

This might indeed be the 'trickiest' of bagpipe fingerwork fundamentals, but it's essential to achieving “lift” or “expression” in marches, strathspeys, reels, dot-cut horn pipes, and even some slow airs.

Short Note Fusion - Don't Be a Deer in the Headlights [Vintage]

ALAP/ASAP & Fusion Discussion (via Doune of Invernochty)

Putting Short Note Fusion to the Test [Vintage]

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