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Old 02-08-2019, 04:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Question: Correct Fingering For High-A Grace Notes

Originally Posted by Freeman View Post

I'm learning the Jolly Beggarman. In second measure second bar there is a cut F, to a High-A grace note, onto a dotted High G.

Is the correct technique for High-A grace notes played in faster tunes to use the normal High A fingering (i.e. I need to snap my ring finger down quickly). Or since it's a passing note I can leave my ring finger up, so for a very brief moment while the High-A is sounded there is no top hand on the chanter.


A High-A Gracenote is actually played with the thumb, not the ring finger.

So to play correctly you would play F, thumb grace and lift the pointer.

Hope that helps.

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