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KLR

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Re: Cut/Grace Note
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2014, 12:06:12 AM »

If you can't hear the tune for the twiddles then you're doing it wrong. Listen to a piper playing it - being armpit powered they have to use twiddles to punctuate, but these should be almost subliminal.

The chanter of the pipes can be silenced at any time, you don't need to use gracings of any sort to emphasize things.  There are also decorations like sliding into notes, or raising the chanter up, which increases the volume and modifies the pitch, that aren't "twiddly" either.

The bellows powering the pipes has absolutely nothing to do with the ornamentation used, either. 
« Last Edit: March 25, 2014, 12:19:40 AM by KLR »
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