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There is one more type of doubling which appears in simple tunes, but for some inexplicable reason, traditionally is rarely taught with basic technique. Equally inexplicable is that is doesn’t have an established name, yet is universally played and recognised. I call this movement “HARA”, as this is the ‘canntaireachd’ description of the embellishment. (Canntaireachd is an old system of notating pipe music by using words instead of writing on the five lines of the stave, and is still used for ‘piobaireachd’, the classical, or art music of the ‘pipes.
1. Starting note - ‘E’ in example 35.
When coming from High ‘G’
remember to use the Thumb Gracenote (example 36):
HARA FROM ‘E’.1. High ‘G’.
HARA FROM HIGH ‘G’.
Examples 35 and 36
Please go to the exercises 2 page for 'hara' exercises and examples you can hear.