Teach Yourself Bagpipes by Lindsay Davidson - Intermediate Finger Exercises and RSPBA MAP Tunes

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Ca' the Ewes

Ca the Ewes

This is another of those tunes which is actually much easier than it looks thanks to the number of repeating elements.

The fastest and surest way to learn this tune is to extract each and every repeating phrase or motive and learn it in isolation, followed by each part separately. It should also be noted that in the first bar in the second part, the two low Gs in the tachum rhythm are in effect the same as the B doubling. Recogniing this will make the doublings consistent across the tune and give a sense of coherence that would otherwise be absent.

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