> My question is, What's the difference
>between a Jig, Reel, Double Jig, Hornpipe, slip jig,
>strathspey (sp?), and any others I may have forgotten?
reel: 4/4, or 2/4 time, approx 115-120 beats/min (if 2/4).
March: 4/4, or 2/4 time, a single reel: a reel in which there are far
fewer notes than
in normal or "double reels". approx 144 beats/min in 4/4 time.
polka: 4/4, or 2/4 time, like a single or a double reel, but the subjuctive
"feel" is different. faster then a normal reel. The 'beat'
strathspey: a 4/4 reel played at slow hornpipe tempo: approx 70 beats/min.
From the valley of the spey river in scotland.
hornpipe: 4/4 time, approx 70-120 beats/min. the scots & americans play
hornpipes as fast as reels. the irish & english
play them slower.
single jig: 6/8 time, but the triplets are not filled out, approx
double jig: 6/8 time, but the triplets ARE filled out, approx 120 beats/min.
slip jig: 9/8 time. 120-135 beats/mon.
If you don't read music, get a musician to explain what I mean. Sorry I'm
Clyde F. O'Neal II, [log in to unmask]
Whatever I say is my own opinion and it does not represent the U. S.