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GUEST,Dave MacKenzie Hornpipe, polka - what's the difference? (30) RE: Hornpipe, polka - what's the difference? 21 Jun 08

Yes, you can play the "Sailor's Hornpipe" as a hornpipe, but very few people do. And although it's in 4/4 it comes out more as a polka.

Hornpipes will normally be accompanied by two beats to the bar.

And just to confuse the issue, jigs take a 4/4 accompaniment.

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