Strathspey

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Definition

A Scottish dance with four beats in a bar, with dotted rhythms, and usually featuring the Scotch snap.

A Strathspey often comes before a reel. It is in simple time and is usually in a major key, at a slow tempo.

Examples


A strathspey played on accordion.


A Strathspey and Reel played on the fiddle. The tempo changes with the arrival of the Reel at about 2 minutes in.

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