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  • Patricia Ruggiero

    Patricia Ruggiero May 31, 2006, 4:20 a.m. (Message 45432)

    RE: Reels and Hornpipes

    Thanks to John and Steve for, um, kinda sorta clarifying this matter of the
    time signature.  At least now I know I haven't been misunderstanding some
    important and perhaps obvious fact about what 4/4 time means.
    > Incidentally, this business of confusing common (4/4) and cut 
    > time signatures isn't a new issue.  Looking at facimiles of 
    > Robert Petrie's and William Marshall's tunebooks from around 
    > the turn of the 18th/19th century, reels in both collections 
    > are notated in either cut or common time, with no apparent 
    > reason for the choice of one or the other!  -Steve

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