The new manual - what's changed?

John K. Andrews

Message 42378 · 3 Oct 2005 05:32:42 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Rosemary,

Please send me a copy.

Thanks,

Jay Andrews
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Alwxandria, VA, USA

At 08:10 PM 10/02/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>I've written a review of the new Manual for our newsletter. I'll send it
>to Chris, and to anyone else interested. It's too long for a Strathspey
>posting.
>
>Rosemary Coupe
>Vancouver
>
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>Subject: The new manual - what's changed?
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>
>>I've just received a copy of the new manual, and I've been leafing
>>through it. I know that some 'strathspeyers' have had the new manual for
>>a while now, and I'm wondering if anyone is making an inventory of
>>significant changes, and if they'd care to share it, on or off list.
>>
>>For what it's worth, the main things I've noticed so far, are:
>>
>>1. Numbered sub-headings within each chapter. This should make it easier
>>to refer to specific topics.
>>2. A picture showing Triumph being danced 2 or 3 hundred years ago (or more?)
>>3. The new RSCDS management structure
>>4. Diagrams showing 'tulloch turns'.
>>5. A substantially revised music chapter, by Muriel Johnstone.
>>6. Suggestions about music that could be used for teaching steps (section
>>8.5)
>>7. An Appendix showing the publication dates for RSCDS dance books.
>>
>>So far as I'm concerned, these are worthwhile improvements. The only
>>thing I'm sad about is the perpetuation of the bizarre diagrams (my
>>opinion, of course) for bar 3 of the men's and ladies' chains. I know
>>this subject has been brought up on the list before, but hope springs
>>eternal :-)
>>
>>Chris (in Dorset, UK)
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