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  • GOSS9@telefonica.net

    GOSS9@telefonica.net May 26, 2006, 3:27 p.m. (Message 45394)

    Re: Reels and Hornpipes

    No, No I don´t have a different opinion on your point.
    
    However, I do disagree with your criteria for reaching the same 
    conclusion as mine.
    
    "... if you have access to tune books, study them ..."
    
    Studyint tune books for stats is as about as logical as explaining why 
    there so many Christian denominations claiming the same text as their 
    authority.
    
    Most modern tune books seem to have started with an idea, and then fit 
    the tunes into the idea, instead of the other way around. If you 
    compare those same tunes to those attached to the sources of our contry 
    dances, you might well come to different conclusions. 
    
    I agree that "if the title says ´hornpipe´it is probably one, but the 
    implied corolary is far from helpful in that if the title does not say 
    hornpipe it is probably not.
    
    Here is a throw away definition I just came up with, suggest musical 
    types try it out and come up with some exceptions.
    
    I have all of Playford in my computer, and can program it to play an 
    entire book all the way through. I have just done this to one of them, 
    and simply written down, which items were what on a code of s (song 
    tune), r j hp, sj (slip jigs). Here is the definiton that fits my my 
    responses.
    
    If the tune is in duple time and can be stretched to a jig, it is a 
    hornpipe. 
          

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