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Old 12-01-2019, 05:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

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Old 12-01-2019, 06:49 PM   #12
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:25 AM   #13
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Default Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

The finger dynamics of those two D grace notes are not identical. If a piper is taught to reflect the flow of the melody in the movement of all the notes, melody and gracing, then lifting off that B with a D-grace is intuitive and logical.

As my teacher would say about those single grace notes, and why they are a part of clean piping, "Going up is not going down, and vice versa, and that's all I'm going to say about it!" More charming in her Glaswegian tones.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:55 PM   #14
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Default Re: Am I really expected to play double D-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

If you can find the music, look up a reel by John Walsh called The Korgi. It's a pleasant and melodic tune, fairly easy, and very good for practicing tachums and high g/d gracenote exchanges.
Of course, the timing and expression are different between a reel and a 6/8, but use that as an exercise or practice piece and you'll have Donald Cameron's Powderhorn down in no time.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:26 AM   #15
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Default Re: Am I really expected to play double D-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

Funny, as I finger through various tunes it seems that a D gracenote following a Tachum is more common than I thought it was!

I play it without a second thought (not that my D gracenotes would set the world on fire- they are indeed my weakest gracenote).
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you gotta get fast/comfortable with those d gracenotes, Stool of repentance comes to mind, d gracenotes from b to low g are great practice
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