Lesson 3: Tin Whistle Short Rolls
'Rolls in Reels' also called 'Short Rolls' are very similar to long rolls except they only take the place on a quarter note instead of a dotted quarter note which means it's missing the first note. It's a combination of a cut and a strike over the space of two 8th notes. They are used when you have three identical eight notes that need to be separated. They are played like the top image but can be written with a "half moon" or a "sideways S looking thing" above or below it. When you see these symbols it means play a roll on that note. For most of these lessons I will be using the "sideways S" but you can use which ever one you like in general. These take up the value of 2 eighth notes.
Difference Between Short and Long Rolls
E Short Roll
F# Short Roll
G Short Roll
A Short Roll
B Short Roll
Short Roll Exercise
You can try the above exercise in the 2nd octave as well. Now go try these awesome ornaments in reels and remember top do them slowly at first.