Irish Impact On Traditional Music

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In order to make it’s impact on traditional music the accordion had to develop a recognizably Irish style of playing in order for it to be associated with the Irish style of playing. As Irish traditional music involves a large variety of dance music tunes whose phrasing, rhythm, pitch and structure served as a crucial element of its particular genre. It might be said that the very construction of the accordion was suited to these elements particularly well especially the rhythmic element. As the same dance tunes that could be played on fiddles and pipes were played on the accordion and could still sound the same even though their sound was in two completely different dialects. Also the dynamic capability of the instrument is ne of the most
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