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  • John Chambers

    John Chambers May 31, 2006, 3:36 p.m. (Message 45437)

    Re: Reels and Hornpipes

    Pat commented:
    | 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.
    It can't really be completely clarified, because both  musicians  and
    dancers  are  hopelessly sloppy and inconsistent in their terminology
    and notation.
    For example, the terms "reel" and "jig" are used  by  both  musicians
    and  dancers,  but  with unrelated meanings.  And most of them aren't
    even aware of the problem.
       O   John Chambers
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