when to hop (or, when a step)

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Message 19864 · 20 Dec 1999 22:17:21 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Anselm Lingnau <xxxxxxx@xx.xxxxxxxxxx.xxx-xxxxxxxxx.xx> wrote:
>I'd say one step does correspond to one bar of music, even for
>skip-change-of-step,

Yes. But. Yes, it is usual to say a step corresponds to a bar. But, then a "step'
contains more than one "step", and this is a bit of a problem for us literal- (not to
say numerical-) minded folks. For example, in step practice I hear I should slip for
4 steps. Hmm. A slip is step-close (I hope we can agree). A close is a step,
because we change weight (I think we can agree). So a slip step has two steps --
still with me? So slip for 4 steps means: for 2 bars or 4 bars??

I would like to hear "slip for 4 bars" instead; that is what is meant -- usually.
Cheers, Carol J, LA,CA,USA
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