Rhythm Distribution

This list ranks rhythms by their relative frequency among all the distinct tunes in the entire database (7,655 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
Reel2,43331.8%bar
Double jig1,37818.0%bar
Song96812.6%bar
Hornpipe5497.2%bar
Polka4105.4%bar
Air3384.4%bar
Piece2573.4%bar
Slide2222.9%bar
Slip jig2102.7%bar
Waltz2012.6%bar
March1572.1%bar
Barn dance1291.7%bar
Single jig791.0%bar
Highland761.0%bar
Fling640.8%bar
Set dance480.6%bar
Strathspey460.6%bar
Other350.5%bar
Mazurka300.4%bar
Schottisch190.2%bar
Single reel60.1%bar
Total7,655
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