N4. Drone. A sustained (held on) note or repeated note/pitch in the bass. The low-pitched drones of a bagpipe which accompany a melody. Snare Drum. This instrument belongs to the percussion family and is played with sticks or brushes.
A sustained (held on) note or repeated note/pitch in the bass.
The low-pitched drones of a bagpipe which accompany a melody.
This instrument belongs to the percussion family and is played with sticks or brushes.
It can act as two different instruments – a side drum and a snare drum.
Any five-note scale (Pentatonic/pentagon)
In practice, the most common one is that on which much folk music is based, particularly Scottish and Celtic. The five notes could be
C D E G A.
A rhythmic accompaniment with a bass note played on the beat and a chord off the beat. Usually played on piano, accordion or guitar.
Chord (off the beat)
Bass note (on the beat)
A Scottish dance with 4 beats in a bar in simple time. Rhythms are dotted and a Scotch Snap is usually featured.
A fast dance in compound time. Usually 2 beats in a bar, with each beat dividing into 3 quavers.
To market, to market to buy a fat pig;Home again, home again, jigg-et-y- jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog;Home again, home again, jigg-et-y- jog.
Mouth Music or in Gaelic “Puirt à beul” has sometimes been used for dancing when no instruments were available.
Rumour has it that Mouth Music came about when the bagpipes were banned in 1746. Unfortunately there is no evidence to prove that musical instruments were banned by the Act of Proscription 1746.
More likely, people didn’t have access to musical instruments so sang popular Scottish melodies as a means of entertainment and accompaniment to dancing. It does however make a
Three gypsies cam tae oor hall door
And oh, but they sang bonny oh
They sang so sweet and too complete
That they stole the heart of our lady oh.
For she cam tripping down the stairs,
Her maidens too before her oh,
And when they saw her weel faured face
They throwed their spell oot owre her oh.
When her good lord came home that night
He was askin for his lady oh,
But the answer the servants gave tae him,
"She’s awa wi the gypsy laddies oh”.
Reel Acoustic guitar
Scottish Dance Band
Mouth Music Snare Drum