McDonnell's Traditional Irish Music Slow Session

March

Marches can be in 4/4 time which means there are 4 beats per measure and a quarter note (crotchet) gets one beat which is similar to a reel, 2/4 time which means there are 2 beats per measure and a quarter note (crotchet) gets one beat which is similar to a polka, 3/4 time which means there are 3 beats per measure and a quarter note (crotchet) gets one beat which is similar to a waltz.  Marches are distinguished by their crispness and the accent on the first beat.   For example here is how you would count while playing different marches. The vertical lines separate measures.

Click on play button to the left to hear Roddy McCorley and repeat the words below the bar as it plays. [Note: Loading speed of MP3 player depends on internet bandwidth & computer power.]

4/4· March Time

ONE two THREE four | ONE two THREE four | ONE two THREE four|

The manuscript (written form) would look like this:


Roddy MCCorely sheet music short

The manuscript (written form) would look similar to a Reel. They are played slower than Reels at a walking or marching pace. 

2/4  March Time would have the following beats:   ONE two | ONE two| ONE two| ONE two| which is similar to a Polka but played much more slowly.

4/4 March Tracks (Click on Tracks to open and download)

Track 20. MP3 file with Roddy McCorley melody along with the corresponding slow March rhythm. (Same as the green bar above)

Track 21. MP3 file with Roddy McCorley melody along with the corresponding moderate  March  rhythm.

Track 22. MP3 file with just a slow 4/4 March rhythm

Track 23. MP3 file with just a moderate 4/4 March rhythm

 

Roddy McCorley Sheet Music click here Roddy McCauley                                            

Roddy McCorley with Chords_Page_26

 

3 / 4  March Time:

Listen to the King of Laois which is played in 3 / 4 march time by pressing the play button below and repeat the words below the bar.

ONE two three | ONE two three | ONE two three |

The manuscript (written form) would look like this:

King of Laois

3/4 March Tracks (Click on Tracks to open and download)

Track 24. MP3 file with King of Laois melody along with the corresponding slow 3/4 March  rhythm.

Track 25. MP3 file with just a moderate 3/4 March  rhythm

King of Laois Sheet Music (Click here toDownload King of Laois PDF sheet music file)

King of Laois
King of Laois Sheet music corrected