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  • SMiskoe

    SMiskoe May 30, 2006, 6:02 p.m. (Message 45424)

    Re: Reels and Hornpipes

    My easiest answer is It's all part of being traditional music.  We  want our 
    reels to be a particular tempo, we want 2 beats to the bar so no matter  how 
    the tune is notated, we play it the way we want it to sound.
    When I create a dance set I will often change the time signature, and  
    therefore the notation, so it is the same for each tune.  Saves  confusing the 
    musicians.  But when I'm making sets for the musicians I work  with a lot I don't 
    bother because WE know how the music should be played for the  dance.
    Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH USA
          

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