McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

Jig

Jigs are in 6/8 time which means there are 6 beats per measure and a eight note (Quaver) gets one beat.  For example, here is how you would count while playing a jig. The vertical lines separate measures. Typically in Irish music we emphasize the FIRST and FOURTH beat in a jig. Listen to the Kesh Jig by pressing the play button below and repeat the words below the bar.   [Note: Loading speed of MP3 player depends on internet bandwidth & computer power.]

ONE two three FOUR five six | ONE two three FOUR five six |

Also try:

Pine-ap-ple-A-pri-cot | Pine-ap-ple-A-pri-cot | Pine-ap-ple-A-pri-cot |

 

The manuscript (written form) would look like this:

Kesh Jig sheet music short

Jig Tracks (Click on Tracks to open and download)

Track 6. MP3 file with Kesh Jig melody along with the corresponding slow jig rhythm (same as green bar above)

Track 7. MP3 file with Kesh Jig  melody along with the corresponding moderate  jig rhythm

Track 8 MP3 file with just a learning jig rhythm

Track 9 MP3 file with just a slow jig rhythm

Track 10 MP3 file with just a moderate jig rhythm

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