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Vixen metronome help (26) RE: metronome help 24 Jun 09

Wow! Thank you all--Now for the next questions...(please 'scuse my ignorance...I've been playing these tunes for years and I'm just realizing how much I don't know!

I know a jig goes "higgledy-piggledy" and a reel goes "one-potato, two-potato"; what does a hornpipe do? a polka?

And, based on the info you've provided, clearly the mm=340 printed on the version of "Whiskey Before Breakfast" isn't right--and (by my rule of identification above) it's a reel, so I should set my 'nome at, say, 80 for starters and work up to 105 or so?

What about "Red Haired Boy"? I've got that at 130...should I slow it down to 110?

I'm having this problem with just the Celtic/old time/fiddle tunes right now, but then there's the bluegrass material--Jerusalem Ridge, Rawhide, Come Hither to Go Yonder, New Camptown Races, etc. I'm trying to get "up to tempo" working by myself so I don't totally train wreck a jam session.

Thanks again for all the help!!!

PS, sometimes I'm on rhythm guitar, sometimes string bass, sometimes pennywhistle, and I'm now trying to learn the melodies on guitar.

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