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Podorythmie is a traditional French Canadian method of tapping one's feet during musical performances, which is a common practice in Québécois and Acadian music. It is a percussion technique that uses the feet as a musical instrument to produce sound by hitting the feet on the floor. This technique is especially common during fiddle performances.[1]

Shoes and equipment[edit]

In order to produce a sound that is loud enough to be heard over the music, special boards and shoes are employed by the performer. The shoes often have taps added to the toes and heels.


  1. ^ "Performing Podorythmie".