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7. Cranns

Purpose: More Rhythmic Stability.
Credit: Conor Crimmins - Limerick, Ireland 2016


The piping ornament ‘crann’ comprises two or three cuts and is performed as follows on low D;

  • Start the 60 BPM Metronome.

  • Play D, then execute a cut on G (ring finger), followed by F# (index finger), and then E (long finger).

  • Perform the crann on the beat.

    • This exercise is quite similar to ‘The Worm’.

    • If executing the crann feels challenging at this moment, practice The Worm more slowly and gradually increase the metronome’s BPM.

  • Experiment with performing cranns on other notes.

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