SCD is challenging, not fun

Anne Lowenthal

Message 52879 · 22 Jun 2008 22:43:25 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Chris,

It's a full skip-change starting on the R foot:

R-L-R R-hop [this leaves the L foot free]

then a single skip on the L foot:

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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> 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)
>
>
>
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