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Old 05-12-2019, 06:09 AM   #25
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Join Date: Sep 2005
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Default Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

This stuff about "never using incorrect" or "false" fingering reminds me of when I joined my first band, in the 70s.

They were playing Troy's Wedding and I was trying to play it with "correct" fingering throughout. They said "what are you doing? Don't make it harder than it is!"

They would play the low-hand notes with the low hand and the quick High A's with the upper hand- all the High A's were "false".

Who was I to question them? I was a newbie and some of those guys had won Silver Chanters- they went on to become piping judges.

Ditto with the Open C's in some hornpipe they played, a very quick C before a birl on Low A.
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