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Old 02-11-2019, 03:46 AM   #17
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Default Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

Originally Posted by Klondike Waldo View Post
Easy reeds also allow for those notes not in the usual 9 such as high G#
Back in the late 1970s when our band was playing wood Hardies with moulded reeds (were ridge-cut reeds around yet?) the G# fingering that worked was


(finger E and lift the thumb) or some variant of that, in other words using a fingering that flattened High A down to G#.

As I recall


was a tad better.

But those fingerings don't usually work well with the modern competition setup of 480+ chanters and ridge-cut reeds.

What does work is


(play C and lift the G gracenote finger).
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