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Anatomy of a "roll" in Irish traditional fiddling - by Jim Dorans
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Fiddlerman
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April 6, 2015 - 4:11 pm
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Anatomy of a "roll" in Irish traditional fiddling

This may be of use to some of you - what constitutes a 'roll' ornament. I often read different explanations of rolls in Irish music, and there are different ways of playing them, so I thought I’d do a progressive ‘build-up’ type of explanation.

Using a short phrase from the ‘Flogging Reel’ , 1st setting, bar 5 :

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Good illustration of the roll Jim.

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Yes, thank you Jim.

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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NICE!! 

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