In Irish Fiddle Music I believe the following is fairly accurate.
A Jig is in 6/8 time
A Reel is in 2/4 time
A Hornpipe is in 2/4 with a different accent.
In Minstrel Banjo
A Walk In The Parlor Jig could be considered 6/8 time but most other Jigs would not be.
Do the terms Jig, Reel, Hornpipe, Walk Around, etc. have any meaning regarding the structure of the musical piece?
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