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Golden Eagle Hornpipe

2009-07-07, tags: oldtime

An American hornpipe.

Found at: http://www.fiddlesessions.com/jun07/Phillips.html

In the U.S., hornpipes are played with almost even notes and fast:

"The Golden Eagle Hornpipe is an example of what recent American fiddlers have done this genre of dance music. The swung (sometimes dotted 1/8 - 1/16 note) rhythm of the British style has been abandoned and the 1/8 notes are held almost evenly. The first of each pair is held slightly longer, and even this is smoothed out with increasing tempos. "

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