Advancement/ beginners/explaining music

Ron.Mackey

Message 13474 · 16 Oct 1998 01:59:21 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> 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.
(?grammer!)
Cheers, Ron :)

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