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9/8 Dances

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Ron Houston

INTRODUCTION

Amidst much politicized discussion on origins and names for this meter, the dances remain.

Do not confuse the slower 9/8 rhythm, accented as S-S-S-S-q, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1,2-3, with the faster 9/16 rhythm, accented as S-S-S-q-S, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2, 1-2,3. Examples of the slow occur below. Examples of the faster occur at another web page: 9/16 Dances.


CREATION THEORIES

Spread from urban, Turkish musical forms to rural areas:


LIST OF SLOWER 9/8 DANCES


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