Strikes: Lesson #3 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 Strikes (also known as taps, hits, slurs, shakes, etc.). Learn the secret to perfect timing, clean execution, and consistency. Watch, listen, and play along with the video. Learn the function of strikes in bagpipe music. Learn the proper fingering of strikes played from every note on the scale. Discover how to read strikes in written bagpipe music. Learn how to play single strikes, strikes with an added gracenote, and strikes with two added gracenotes. Learn when strikes are played with a single finger or with multiple fingers. Learn the two ways of playing the strike from D. See how gracenote strikes and double gracenote strikes are written in bagpipe tunes and also in expanded easy-to-read notation.

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.