Jigs vs. Reels (was Re: Looking for Tunes)

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Message 60998 · 30 May 2011 21:51:16 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Steve wrote:

>I have been surprised at the number of dancers that couldn't distinguish
>between a jig and a reel. I used to have a dance teacher that would play
>recordings of one or the other during our warmups, stop the music and ask
>the class which it was and often other dancers didn't know, or really had
>to think about it, where it was always obvious to me.

A few time recently I have also used a CD with some Marches that are in both
6/8 and 4/4 time, to try and get the class to feel the difference -- but
does it really matter, providing they can dance in time to the music?

Malcolm

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