On Sat, Mar 21, 2009 at 7:57 AM, John Chambers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Bruce Herbold wrote: > | PS I actually like the idea of 12233441, so that you start and end with the > | name tune, each dancing couple gets a variety of tunes, but the band gets to > | insert some variety on the repetition of each tune. But I can't seem to get > | much enthusiasm for that approach with the musicians I work with and there > | are only a few recordings that use it. > > Some years ago, I played for Scottish dances with a gang that decided > that what they liked was to try to make every set have a different > order for the tunes. I think the idea was just to parody the general > idea of having complex arrangements of tunes. And I suspect that very > few (if any) of the dancers ever realized what we were doing. >
You're probably right that most dancers don't consciously notice
things like this. I try not to do anything that I think would mess ME
up when I dance! But probably I'm over-thinking it.