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Ride A Mile

Rowan Chisholm (1708) · [archive]
Style: Bluegrass · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3

This is a jig, which means it's a dance. A lively tempo and an even rhythm are important.

This was originally in 9/8 time. That is, the tune was in measures that had 9 eighth notes in them. Unfortunately, "sequencer" has a choice of only 4/4 time or 3/4 time, so it's now in 3/4 time.

The rhythm will be played with a chord on the first and fourth 8th note of each measure.

If you are interested in putting it back in 9/8 time, put the heaviest beat on the first beat of the odd measures and the fourth eighth note of the even measures, for a triple beat feel. That is, "Heavy, medium, medium" with each beat getting three eighth notes.

Chords, played on first and fourth eighth notes of each measure: G G, G G, G C, G G, G D, G C, G G, G G, G C, G G, G D, D C.

Play this twice and go on to the next page.
Ride A Mile