Cribs

Peter Hastings

Message 25922 · 6 May 2001 11:59:14 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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> Conclusion

> We should strive for one or several sources of reliable cribs (and
> diagrams) preferably APPROVED by the deviser, and available
> publicly (and today that means on the web).

The devisors have already gone to the trouble of providing a description of
how the dance is to be done, albeit with greater or lesser degrees of
clarity.
Are they now to approve another, necessarily less complete, description ?

I'm sure that I have made the point before - cribs are aides memoires.

Their value is not in being read, it is in being written.

They are written, from the original instructions wherever possible, in
whatever style best suits the way that the writer remembers the movements of
the dance.

Their phraseology and emphases are necessarily peculiar to the person
writing them.

My own cribs do not conform to the standard notation because they're my,
personal, cribs.

I'm happy to lend them to friends on the understanding that if they contain
errors or do not describe figures in a way which suits the recipient then so
be it.

Peter Hastings
Royal Observatory
Edinburgh
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