L L-hop [leaving the R foot free to start the whole thing again]
So every measure starts on the R foot.
In total: R L R R-hop L L-hop
Gene (using Anne's computer)
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Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 2:58 AM
Subject: SCD is challenging, not fun
> Pat wrote (in relation to 3/2 hornpipe music, etc): > > "Years ago I learned to dance Physical Snob, an English dance in 9/8, > using > skip-change + skip. The skip-change always occurs on the R foot (beats 1 > & > 2) and the skip always occurs on the L foot (beat 3)." > > I've been trying to do that here in my hotel room, but have failed. > Could > you think of another way of explaining it, Pat? > > And a somewhat related question (though we're now talking about 4/4 time, > I > believe): > When I first learned the Hebridean Weaving Lilt, the step was R-L-R-hop > (on > R foot), L-R-L-hop (on L foot) etc., with a kind of stamp on the first > beat > of each bar. > > However, a year or two ago, a teacher had us doing R-L-R-L, R-L-R-L, etc, > (a > walking step, in other words) so the stamp was always on the right foot. > I > found this a bit disconcerting, because of it being lop-sided, if you see > what I mean. > > I'd be interested to hear what are the more common ways the step is > actually > done in this dance? > > Thanks, > > Chris (in hotel room, still in Bangkok, and still deprived of dancing) > > > > **************Gas prices getting you down? Search AOL Autos for > fuel-efficient used cars. > (http://autos.aol.com/used?ncid=aolaut00050000000007) >