Anacrusis in Irish Traditional Music
I’m just wondering are there any rules or standards that govern the anacrusis that is played in any given tune? As far as I can tell it is completely up to the individual player. But are there any absolute no-nos when it comes to playing them, or are there any bog-standard anucruses that appear time and time again?
For those who aren’t familiar with the term anacrusis (because I wasn’t, until somebody told me recently that that is the term to use), it refers to the lead in notes that appear before the first bar of a tune.
Any help or comments would be very helpful!