LESSON 6: UILLEANN PIPE GHOST D
Ghost D is the piping nickname for an E flat or D sharp which ever you prefer. It has a mysterious tone compared to all other notes, hence it's name. It is played by lifting only the little finger of the bottom hand. It is a nice effect as a grace note when moving between 2nd octave E and back D and vice versa. It also gives a very haunting sound to Slow Airs and is considered as ornamentation unique to the uilleann pipes. It is generally not written in sheet music, but I will write it in for your sake. In the future it will be up to you to decide where to play them.
Ghost D Exercise #1
Merry Blacksmith Part A Slow
This is a great tune to practice those Ghost Ds, E flats or D sharps. Whichever you prefer to call them.