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  • GOSS9@telefonica.net

    GOSS9@telefonica.net May 26, 2006, 2:58 p.m. (Message 45391)

    Re: Reels and Hornpipes

    Your comment works for me when a reel has 4 or 8 notes of equal value, 
    on a 4 count only the one has the natural stress of the music, with 234 
    more equal then if the pattern is 
    ..................
    4|1  23...4|1.. putting a stronger relative emphasis on count 3 o4 4 
    or 5 of 8.
    
    Using the American fractional system, a typical hornpipe starts in 2/4 
    time states with 
    a 16th note on the upbeat (4th note of previous bar), followed by a 
    dotted 8th note, on the down beat, this pattern repeated with a 16th 
    note for the second note, and a dotted 8th for the third
    
    A reel in 2/4 would simply start with an 8th note on count 4 of the 
    previous bar, followed by 8th notes on counts 1 2 3 of the next.
    
    The dancing result is more iregular in that the movements are of equal 
    length as ...
    hop|step-close-step, where as if one was actually  following all the 
    notes in a hornpipe rhythm, one gets hop|step  close-step, sort of what 
    one sees with the slip step.
          

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