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Examples of accompaniment rhythms
On this page you can see and hear examples of all the rhythms of accompaniment found in the music of Dear Old Illinois. The contents of this page are in accord with the accompaniment rhythms chart in the book. Little needs to be said here, as detailed text support is given in the book.
Unlike the fiddle tunes of Dear Old Illinois, the songs are not categorized into rhythm-governing types. So, the songs employ a wider variety of accompaniment patterns than do the fiddle tunes.
Aside from the very few examples in the "other tunes" category, the fiddle tunes of Dear Old Illinois are less variable in their accompaniment patterns than the songs. This is because the fiddle tunes are categorized according to which type of dance each accommodates, which means that they are categorized by rhythm. The accompaniment patterns are consistent within each category, and there are only a few of them.