Rhythm Distribution

This list ranks rhythms by their relative frequency among all the distinct tunes in the entire database (7,429 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
Reel2,36431.8%bar
Double jig1,32417.8%bar
Song94612.7%bar
Hornpipe5277.1%bar
Polka4005.4%bar
Air3304.4%bar
Piece2533.4%bar
Slide2152.9%bar
Slip jig2082.8%bar
Waltz1932.6%bar
March1502.0%bar
Barn dance1221.6%bar
Single jig801.1%bar
Highland751.0%bar
Fling610.8%bar
Set dance480.6%bar
Strathspey460.6%bar
Other330.4%bar
Mazurka290.4%bar
Schottisch190.3%bar
Single reel60.1%bar
Total7,429
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