Strathspey (Dance)

Strathspey (Dance)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A strathspey is a type of dance tune in 4/4 time. It is similar to a hornpipe but slower and more stately, and contains many dot-cut 'snaps'. A so-called Scotch snap is a short note before a dotted note, which in traditional playing is generally exaggerated rhythmically for musical expression. An example of a strathspey would be the song "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond," provided it is sung staccato: Other examples are the tunes to Auld Lang Syne (based on Sir Alexander Don's Strathspey) and Coming through the rye (based on an old strathspey tune called The Miller's daughter).Because the strathspey rhythm has four strong beats to the bar, is played quickly (generally ranging from 108 beats per minute, for Highland Dance, up to 160 beats per minute, for step dance), and contains many dot-cut 'snaps', it is a rhythmically tense idiom.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Ord Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136309793
  • 9786136309798