Rhythm Distribution

This list ranks rhythms by their relative frequency among all the distinct tunes in the entire database (7,223 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
Reel2,31632.1%bar
Double jig1,28617.8%bar
Song90112.5%bar
Hornpipe5027.0%bar
Polka3975.5%bar
Air3284.5%bar
Piece2523.5%bar
Slide2132.9%bar
Slip jig1982.7%bar
Waltz1882.6%bar
March1452.0%bar
Barn dance1141.6%bar
Single jig791.1%bar
Highland680.9%bar
Fling590.8%bar
Set dance470.7%bar
Strathspey460.6%bar
Other320.4%bar
Mazurka280.4%bar
Schottisch180.2%bar
Single reel60.1%bar
Total7,223
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