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  • SMiskoe

    SMiskoe May 30, 2006, 3:32 p.m. (Message 45421)

    Re: Reels and Hornpipes

    I've always considered reels to be in 2/4 meter and hornpipes can be 2/4 or  
    4/4.  And then there is 'cut time' which is written as 4/4 but instead of  
    designating the meter as 4/4 or C the C has a vertical line through it (the cut)  
    and you are supposed to play the tune as though it were 2/4.
    Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA
          

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