La Gigue De M. LaSante reel

There is 1 recording of a tune by this name.

La Gigue De M. LaSante has been added to 12 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: La Gigue De M. LaSante
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
BDG |"G"B2AB "C"cABG "G/B"DGGA |"G"B2AB "D"cAdc "G"BGDG |
"G"B2AB "C"cABG "G/B"DGGA |"G"B2AB "D"cAdc "G"B3B ||
|:[M:4/4] ABcd |"Am"e3e "G/B"efec |"C"A3G "D"ABcd |
"C"e3g "D"fgaf |1"G"gedc "D"BGAF |"G"G3G :|2[M:6/4]"G"gedc "D"BGAF "G"G ||

Four comments

La Gigue De M. LaSante

A great crooked tune from Quebec! From the playing of La Bottine Souriante, on their recording Je Voudrais Changer d’Chapeau. I think they learned it from Lisa Ornstein, who got it from Robert LaSante himself.

Why is it crooked?

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I dunno what his explanation would be but where I come from, a tune that is difficult and/or runs back and forth on the strings is called crooked……east coast Canada…. some tunes can be crooked as all get out.

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Crooked just means that the rhythm, or number of beats per measure in the tune, will change in unpredictable ways. For example: being in 4/4 and then switching to 2/4 on the last measure of the part , or something like that.