Two Chords - from a deviser's point of view

Bryan McAlister

Message 44880 · 25 Mar 2006 13:24:58 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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But some Scots think it's daft.

In message <20667.165.146.179.15.1143285557.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xxxx.xxx>,
xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xx.xx writes
>Alasdair wrote:
>
>> At all the dances I have attended in Scotland TWO chords ARE the norm for
>> the start of such dances and only ONE chord for the encore. The reason
>> being that the second time through the dancers are already in the correct
>> position.
>> This applies whether a live band is playing or CD's are being used.
>> I would agree with Charles on this one and it would appear Scotland has
>> "wonderful dancers" too.
>>
>> The same applies to the ceilidh dance scene here when they are dancing the
>> set dances. At ceilidh dances the band usually act as MC and if they
>> forget
>> the second chord on the first playing the dancers just don't start
>> dancing.
>>
>That clinches the argument for me - if the Scottish can do it then surely
>the rest of us can too. And if the Scottish DO do it, then we SHOULD too.
> But now can we move on, because this is becoming a bit of a tennis match
>between Simon and whoever will answer him.
>
>Campbell

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