Group B: The Round Reel

Group B focuses on the Round Reel written with a time signature of 2/2.  2/2 time, also known as "cut time", looks almost identical to 4/4.  The important difference is that a bar of cut time only has two beats and a bar of 4/4 time has four.  Round reels are the only style using simple time signatures (others include 2/4, 3/4, 4/4) that are played without swing.  They may also be referred to as "straight".

 
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