What is a cran and how do i do one?

Asked by:sophie


A cran is a rather obscure musical ornament that i believe got its start from the uillian pipes.

Its usually only done on the base note of the instrument (D on a D whistle,) where a normal roll is impossible due to a lack of notes to tip on.  
it is basically a roll with another cut taking the place of the tip that you dont have room for down there, and is done in the same timing. if a roll looks like this:... note (cut) note (tip) note then a cran looks like this: base note (cut) base note (cut) base note Way simpler when you hear it! hope this helps!

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