Rhythm Distribution

This list ranks rhythms by their relative frequency among all the distinct tunes in the entire database (7,301 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
Reel2,33932.0%bar
Double jig1,29617.8%bar
Song90912.5%bar
Hornpipe5087.0%bar
Polka3995.5%bar
Air3334.6%bar
Piece2523.5%bar
Slide2142.9%bar
Slip jig1992.7%bar
Waltz1932.6%bar
March1452.0%bar
Barn dance1211.7%bar
Single jig791.1%bar
Highland741.0%bar
Fling600.8%bar
Set dance480.7%bar
Strathspey460.6%bar
Other330.5%bar
Mazurka290.4%bar
Schottisch180.2%bar
Single reel60.1%bar
Total7,301
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