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