> Chris wrote: > >> What about those of us who just let the music tell us what to do (and > >> when)?! > > Ron wrote: > >I am doubtful that anyone can reach that state without instruction? > > :) > > I guess I have to disagree. I distinctly remember being able to > hear the "musical sentences", or phrases in the music in my first SCD > lesson. Once I'd heard the repeating pattern of the melody, I always knew > where I was supposed to be in the dance. None of this conscious counting > stuff, I just listened to the music. Sure, I had to learn the steps and > figures, but once I saw and heard the figure being done to the music, I > rarely needed to count. And it's *not* that I think I'm so special (!), I > just think a lot of people who have a reasonable knowledge/experience of > music (like singing in a choir or playing an instrument) probably find this > happens for them as well. Surely there are others out there who've found > this besides me? It sounds like Chris might be that way.
I too was fortunate enough to need little encouragement to listen to
the music but I assure you I did not achieve advanced standards
within the week.
I can sing a little and whistle but I have never played a musical
instrument and have only minimal knowledge of elementary music
theory. However I am sure (because they have often told me so)
that my class love the music I select for them to dance to.
Cheers, Ron :)