Bagpipe FAQ : There is more than one kind of bagpipe? : Great Highland Bagpipe (GHB) :
What are "light" and "heavy" D throws?
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|The light throw is what is written in modern GHB music. It is best played by closing to low G, playing a D grace note on C, and finishing by lifting to D. The "heavy" or "grip" D throw has an extra low G after the D grace note. It is played by making a grip to C then lifting to D. N.B. Seumas McNeil confuses this issue further by calling the throw on D a D doubling in the College of Piping Tutor Volume I.
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