(Fwd) RE: Beginners/Advancement/Explaining Music

Alastair Murdoch

Message 13588 · 21 Oct 1998 21:44:50 · 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? :)
> Someone (sorry, lost your name) answered:
> >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.
> I say:
> I too could hear "musical sentences" at once, and without any musical training. What I could not do is say how I knew it was the end of a phrase, even when a phrase was not 8 measures. And I del> We all have different brains and different talents.
What I will likely never be "advanced" enough to do is hear a verbal description of a dance and then dance it, without a piecemeal walkthrough b> And then there is memory (or not, as may be). I "know" a lot dances that I could not go do without a brief.
I really admire teachers who can teach the great variety of learners that we are.
>
> Cheers, Carol
I'm with Carol. AND that's why I find socials/balls without briefs
so frustrating. I can do just about any dance, except some level 4s,
that I've seen before, as long as its briefed; but without a briefing
I can mess up even a level 1 dance. It's very frustrating visiting
those groups who assume that everyone has the same instant recall of
a specific dance as the people in the classes they're teaching
locally.

Alastair Murdoch
Faculty of Management
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada R3T 5V4
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