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Old 12-31-2017, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default Highland Bagpipe Piob Tutor Book Question

Working through this book I found the following embellishments that I don't recognize, and no explanation/description is offered. Can someone clue me in?

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Old 12-31-2017, 01:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Highland Bagpipe Piob Tutor Book Question

I'm not familiar with the book, but what you wrote on staff looks simply like a B or C note followed by a grip to the same note. It would make more sense if the initial B or C were written as a melody note rather than an embellishment. Strictly speaking I don't think there is any embellishment in ceol mor that matches what you've written but I think the author must be trying to convey a very quick/short B or C and then a grip on the same note.

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Old 12-31-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Highland Bagpipe Piob Tutor Book Question

The canntaireachd is simply odro, otro respectively.

The key point of writing it as a gracenote is that the initial B or C takes the same timing as the subsequent pulses of the grip. But as Jay says, it's a very fine distinction between writing it like that or as a melody note.

You also see it occasionally with a preceding G gracenote, hiotro/hodro.
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