How to play 8th notes? ( piano, whistle)
Hi I am wondering what is the proper way to play 8th notes in traditional Irish/Scottish music. Some tunes like Road to The Isles seem to play the 8th notes like triplets where it is played as quarter note and 8th note. However, in up tempo Loch Lomond, it sounds as though the 8ths are played as they would normally be played ie 1 &, 2 &, etc. I believe that hornpipes are written with 8th notes but to be played like dotted 8th and 16th so I was wondering if there are any other "unwritten" rhythmic rules I should be aware of. Thanks.