Ornamentation in Double Jigs… and Jigs in General
This is something which I’ve noticed a few times in various jigs.
I’ve been told that in a jig you should only be cutting on the 1st or 4th note of a bar, use taps for the other articulation - the justification being that the cut is more pronounced and it’s used to highlight the beat.
However when I encounter a situation like ‘The Star of Munster’ where the 2nd and 3rd bars of part A are as follows:
…|AGE GED|EAA ABD|
To articulate these 3 consecutive A’s should I be playing a roll (with the cut on the 3rd beat of the bar and tap on the 4th) ignoring the advice about cutting on the beat only. Or should I be trying to play some sort of inverted roll (a tap followed by a cut)?
I’m interested to get peoples opinions on this.