How do you do the slip jig dance?

The Slip Jig Demonstrated! Grade Exams for Irish Dance, Level 4

How many beats is a slip jig?

In 9/8 time, commonly called a “Slip Jig”, dividing the top number by three gives you 3 beats per bar. Those three note groupings are clearly visible in the example below.

What is the difference between reel and jig?

Difference between jig and reel: (for non-musicians) To tell whether a tune you’re listening to is a jig or a reel, let your foot tap along with the music at a natural pace, then see how many fast notes you count between each tap. If you can count to 3, it’s a jig. If you can count to 4, it’s a reel.

Is a single jig the same as a hop jig?

As an irish dancer, I consider a hop jig to be the same as a single jig, in 6/8 time. We use hop jig and single jig as interchangeable terms. Only the slip jig is 9/8. They are of course similar in that they use triplets in which all three notes have a different duration.

What is the meter for a jig?

All jig forms employ compound meters such as 6|8, 9|8 and 12|8 to create the signature feeling of jig-i-ty jig-i-ty throughout the music. These notes will focus on the double jig which is the most common jig form musicians encounter. The melody of a double jig is generally two groups of three eighth notes.

How fast should a reel be?

Reels: 4/4 time, lively but smooth, emphasis on second and fourth beats, to catch the dancers in the air. About 160 bpm is good for dancing. Marches: 2/4 or 6/8 time, strident, a walking rhythm, stately. Play it no faster than you can imagine an army marching.

What speed are Hornpipes?

Reels (speeds 80, 90, 113), Jigs (speeds 50, 60, 73, 81, 120), Slip Jigs (speeds 90 and 113), and Hornpipes (speeds 80, 90, and 113).


Slip Jig (World Irish Dance Championships 2016)

Easy or beginner slip jig


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