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Irish Music Terms

Random selection of Irish Music terms
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Fiddle
An Irish violin
Drone
A long held note under the main melody (usually associated with the Uilleann Pipes)
Double Stopping
The practice of playing two notes together on the fiddle
Guitar
Micheal O'Domhnaill was an excellent accompanist on the ???
Nylon
The type of strings used in the newer harp, gives a softer sound.
Banjo
An melody instrument in traditional music played like a guitar that also features heavily in county (American) music
Keyed
A _______ flute allows you to play more notes than a non-keyed flute
Uilleann Pipes
Air is pumped through the instrument by filling the bellows using your underarm strenght. What instrument is this?
Piano
The type of accordion most popular in Ceili Bands is the _________ accordion
Jig
A dance is 6/8 time
SlipJig
A dance in 9/8 time
Hornpipe
A dance that we can use humpty dumpty to sing along too
Slow Air
An Irish tune that we can't dance too
Ornamentation
The way in which traditional musicians put their own stamp on the music by using extra notes or changing the music slightly
Simple
Irish Music usually has a ____________ form
Dynamics
Irish Music has little or no change in _____________ during each performance
Modal
Irish Music tunes can be said to be __________ meaning they use a flattened 7th
SeanNos
Means old style" singing"
Nasal
The sound of your head voice, not your chest/tummy voice