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 Post subject: G# on D Chanter?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:48 pm 
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Howdy,

Is it possible for play an upper octave G# on a D chanter?

If so, how is it fingered?

Many thanks,

A.C.


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 Post subject: Re: G# on D Chanter?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:31 am 
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A.C. Fairbanks wrote:
how is it fingered?


With a G# key. :)

It would be very difficult to half-hole (with the third finger).

O'Farrell gives a fingering for G# (same for both octaves), but it doesn't work very well on any of my chanters:

X
_
X
X
O
X
X
X
O

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 Post subject: Re: G# on D Chanter?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:46 am 
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It works better in the second octave, but pretty much only in an A-G#-A situation, and you would have to practice the crap out of it. Ronan Browne used it in the Morning Thrush if I remember rightly. If you need a descending G# you need a key. In fact just get a key.


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 Post subject: Re: G# on D Chanter?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:57 pm 
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Many thanks for the suggestion, but with my present practice set, the fingering does not give me anything other than a subtle change in timbre.

I'll experiment further when I take delivery of my full set in October.

All the best,

A.C.


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