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.