Scottish Dances

Waltz

Scottish Dance with 3 beats in a bar.

Strathspey

4 beats in a bar. Uses Scotch Snaps or dotted rhythms.

Reel

2 or 4 beats in a bar. Lots of quavers means a Reel will feel lively with lots of movement.

 

Jig

6/8 time signature means there are 6 quaver beats in a bar. These 6 beats are split into 2 groups of 3, with the emphasis on beats 1 and 4.

123  456

March

4 beats in a bar. Features a steady tempo appropriate for marching to.