Ten Penny Bit

Ten Penny Bit Rhythm Trick

There is a favorite trick fiddlers do in jigs. We change the accented rhythm to imply a time of 3-4 instead of the normal 6-8 jig rhythm. This lasts for only a few beats. Rock players and jazz cats do this to. So did classical music composers. It’s a good trick. In the video performance […]

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Ten Penny Bit

Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar. These bits were parts of a dollar, pieces of eight. Each one was worth about 12.5 cents. When one of them got really worn, you had a Ten Penny Bit. Download the tune as a pdf file. This jig is a popular session tune. Another such jig […]

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