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Most of the tunes we play in sessions work in the same way, they have a part A and a part B of eight bars each and every part is repeated twice :

A 12345678

A' 12345678

B 12345678

B' 12345678


Be careful, there are always exceptions: tunes with 3/4/5 parts, tunes with 8 or 4 bars etc ... So many traps which requires to know the melody before harmonization.


Playing tune just once would last only 30 seconds. So we usually build a set with 3 pieces of the same dance that we will play 3 times each (other combinations are of course possible). Following that, the set of tunes will last about 4 minutes. From a structural point of view it would give this example for a 3 piece suite played 3 times


Tunes 1 (AA'BB' - AA'BB' - AA'BB')
Tunes 2 (AA'BB' - AA'BB' - AA'BB')
Tunes 3 (AA'BB' - AA'BB' - AA'BB')


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