Gracenotes: Lesson #2 of the Learn to Play the Pipes Video Series


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Here’s a clearly detailed step-by-step video lesson on how to play Gracenotes — the most universal of all bagpipe embellishments. Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the function of gracenotes in bagpipe music. Learn the proper fingering of the four most commonly used gracenotes, and the GDE gracenote combination. Discover how to read gracenotes in written bagpipe music. Learn how to play gracenotes on the same note and also on transitions between notes, and how to avoid common mistakes. Learn when gracenotes are played with a single finger or with multiple fingers. Learn from 20 different scales and exercises with gracenotes.

Includes a BONUS pdf with a full written description in both standard and expanded notation of all the demonstrations and exercises played in the video.