Playing the same notes in consecutively

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maccormaic
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Playing the same notes in consecutively

Post by maccormaic » Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:16 pm

I am only just learning the Uilleann pipes, on the first tune.

How does one play the same notes consecutively, for instanst if there is three 'b's in a row?

Mike Hulme
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Re: Playing the same notes in consecutively

Post by Mike Hulme » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:55 am

You must close all the holes on the chanter between each note. You only have those holes open to play the note in question, and you keep the chanter bottom down on your leg.

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Re: Playing the same notes in consecutively

Post by KM » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:14 am

I was just teaching some youngsters the same thing last night and when I tried to get them to stop the chanter between notes I found they were stopping and starting the air supply by squeezing and then not squeezing the bag between notes. So I abandonded that till a later lesson and got them to seperated notes using a gracenote whilst they learn to keep the air supply fed to the chanter all the time. On a b note you could grace the notes by lifting the finger above it ( top finger in this case) and quickly placing it back down to seperate two b's, although as Mike suggests stopping the chanter by closing all holes is an invaluable technique you should learn.

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Re: Playing the same notes in consecutively

Post by maccormaic » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:47 am

Thanks very much for the replys. Thats a great help.

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Re: Playing the same notes in consecutively

Post by johnered66 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:42 pm

welcome to the madness known as the uilleann pipes...it's a journey, enjoy the trip.

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