Flings etc. on The Session
At the risk of raking over old coals, I was wondering what to make of the status of flings on The Session, since they seem to be the one rhythm that’s most obviously missing. I’ve managed to dig up a ton of old discussions about what flings are and how they compare to hornpipes/reels/strathspeys/barndances and the like, but nothing that really states outright why flings and their close relatives didn’t make the cut for their own heading.
Ultimately the answer will probably be something along the lines of “just play the tunes”. However, I think there’s still something to be said for improving the accuracy of the database, and sorting them out seems like it would do that without making things overly granular.
Anyways, I suppose there would be the whole other issue of digging these tunes out of whichever bins they’ve landed in, not to mention the scores of tunes that are played to several different rhythms. But with duple marches in their own category now, it seems like as good a time as any to revive the discussion. And I suppose I’m also just curious to hear what thoughts are out there on this.