9/8 vs 6/8

Patricia Ruggiero

Message 42332 · 27 Sep 2005 04:46:41 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Ian wrote:
>
> Interesting you should mention "Woo'd and Married an A'". We
> did it in the Edinburgh Branch show in the Festival Fringe
> (dancing in normal 6/8) and then came off the floor leaving
> the band still playing - at which point they switched to 9/8.
> Suddenly the tune made a whole lot more sense. It sounds so
> leaden in 6/8, because it's basically 9 beats stretched to 12
> (which the band tried valiantly to fill...).

I find that to be true, too, of Dusty Miller.

Pat

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