9/8 vs 6/8

Richard Goss

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"I do consider this a bad decision, since there are a lot of great 9/8 tunes out there that we can no longer use ..."

I agree that the results are negative, I only object to the "blame Miss M". I don´t think this was a decision, but an omission, so blame is not appropriate since your were suggesting that I would blame here. This would be like the guy in California who risked his life saving a guy from a burning car, which blew up on the process causing considerable damage to the rescuer. The rescued person, then sued the rescuer for damage to his back in the process of saving his life.

OT. I notice that the Brits are following after the U.S. in law suits based on stupidity. Two summers ago, I took some summer school people on a tour to Loch Leven. the castle was great but one can no longer see the view from it as the battlements are now off limits for reasons of safety (fear of law suits).


This is tongue in cheek, but I once read an essay in which the thesis was that accidents are God´s way of getting rid of stupid people, allow them to have their accidents and the race will be improved. I gave it to my students to use as a model of a well structured essay and told them to come with their own ideas. One student suggested we surround the school with razor wire, but take down the wall separating it from the motorway. That way, only the most dedicated and physicly fit students would come to class - less problems with discipline, higher grade point average, etc. Because some of the students were really getting into the topic, I had to explain eugenics and Hitler.





unless someone cleverly converts them to 6/8, and I assume it's the
same
with the dances that went with them. If ECD and Scottish step dance
could
retain or recreate the 9/8 dances I don't see why the RSCDS couldn't.
-Steve

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