Rhythm Distribution

This list ranks rhythms by their relative frequency among all the distinct tunes in the entire database (6,989 tunes).

This report can be interpreted as the distribution of tune types within Irish traditional music in general, but especially as it is represented in commercial recordings.

Compare Rhythm Distribution in Session Tunes which considers only the tunes currently played by at least one member. Compare also the distribution of tune types in recordings when all tune instances are considered, in the report Rhythm Distribution in Recordings.

RhythmNumber in
entire Tunography
%
of total
Bar graph
Reel2,26032.3%bar
Double jig1,24917.9%bar
Song87512.5%bar
Hornpipe4897.0%bar
Polka3875.5%bar
Air3014.3%bar
Piece2383.4%bar
Slide2103.0%bar
Slip jig1922.7%bar
Waltz1752.5%bar
March1412.0%bar
Barn dance1111.6%bar
Single jig741.1%bar
Highland610.9%bar
Fling600.9%bar
Set dance470.7%bar
Strathspey420.6%bar
Other300.4%bar
Mazurka230.3%bar
Schottisch180.3%bar
Single reel60.1%bar
Total6,989
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