St. Patrick's Day Jig

by Jay Ford, Director on March 4, 2021

Hey, it's St. Patrick's Day month!!!

Play an Irish Jig like "The Irish Washerwoman".

Traditionally the tune is played in G major (although it could be played in any one of twelve keys) with the time signature of 6/8.

6/8 time has 6 beats per measure with the eighth note receiving one beat. 6/8 has a pulse of two, with a triplet feel. You play three notes to every pulse.

You're playing three against one with a two feel.

123 456 (beats)
1 2 (pulse)

This particular transcription has an A and B sections with first and second endings for each.

The Irish Jigs are traditionally played with a bright tempo.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

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