"Ready, and ..." CDs

ron.mackey

Message 48566 · 28 Apr 2007 22:55:40 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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On 28 Apr 2007 at 20:05, James Tween wrote:

> Fair point on the "when to start" thing ... on the "and" you're up on your
> toes ready to start moving properly -- I know what I mean, we mean the same
> thing, and that's not the discussion -- the point is that then the music
> that follows the voice saying "Ready, And ..." doesn't begin on the first
> bar of the tune, as it should, but it begins with two notes leading into the
> tune. This is the musical equivalent of "Ready, And ..." so you don't need
> both.
>
> James

It's exactly what happens in class when M is playing and no-
one comments then. 'Ready and' is not the first beat of the music - it's
an instruction (request) to the musician.

Cheers, Ron

Dance with a smile - and if you don't feel like smiling then just bare
your teeth!

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