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tennessean 03-25-2013 03:00 AM

Sneak Up and Ruffle songs
 
Hey everyone. I have visited a few pow wows and greatly enjoyed them, but I have a question about the songs for Sneak Up and Ruffle dances. I know they both start with similar rolling beats, but is there a way to tell them apart (without looking to see what the dancers are doing) by just listening to them? Is there a difference in the structure of the song?

WhoMe 03-25-2013 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by tennessean (Post 1563276)
Hey everyone. I have visited a few pow wows and greatly enjoyed them, but I have a question about the songs for Sneak Up and Ruffle dances. I know they both start with similar rolling beats, but is there a way to tell them apart (without looking to see what the dancers are doing) by just listening to them? Is there a difference in the structure of the song?

Sneak ups are Northern and Ruffles are Suuuuuuthern. Ruffles are fast and have 3 hard beats in the middle. Sneak ups have multiple honor beats/down beats and the third time through goes on and doesnt stop until after the 4th push up is finished.

tennessean 03-27-2013 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by WhoMe (Post 1563318)
Sneak ups are Northern and Ruffles are Suuuuuuthern. Ruffles are fast and have 3 hard beats in the middle. Sneak ups have multiple honor beats/down beats and the third time through goes on and doesnt stop until after the 4th push up is finished.

That makes sense. Thanks for the help!


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