Speed of Strathspeys (was Dances, Classes and Programmes)

Pia Walker

Message 57107 · 29 Oct 2009 22:48:10 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Wouldn't a Polka step be done sideways? or in a circular pattern - with
skirts swishing and a little unrulyness :>) (and that is just the men) :>)

Pia

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Herbold [mailto:xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx]
Sent: 29 October 2009 17:21
To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Subject: Re: Speed of Strathspeys (was Dances, Classes and Programmes)

starts looking like a polka to me

Bruce Herbold

On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Steve Wyrick <xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx> wrote:
> As long as nobody insisted on achieving the same amount of point, stretch
> and general elegance, I guess I agree!  What about the setting?
>
> On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 10:12 AM, mlamontbrown
<xxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>> wrote:
>
>> Perhaps you would like to describe the difference between a strathspey
>> travel step
>> and skip change? IMHO as one speeds up from the normal strathspey speed
to
>> a normal
>> reel time speed the step morphs seamlessly from St travel step into skip
>> change.
>>
>> Malcolm
>>
>> Malcolm L Brown
>> York  (UK)
>>
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Steve Wyrick [mailto:xxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx]
>> > Sent: 29 October 2009 17:09
>> > To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>> > Subject: Re: Speed of Strathspeys (was Dances, Classes and Programmes)
>> >
>> > How fast can you go without compromising the strathspey steps?  I think
>> it
>> > would be interesting to try in increments of 5, 10 and 15%.  That would
>> give
>> > you tempos of 126, 132 and 138 BPM assuming the original is recorded at
>> the
>> > normal modern Society speed of 120.  Musically the tune works at any
>> tempo
>> > you can name; it's played as a reel in some other traditions.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 7:27 AM, Steve Johnson <xx@xxxxx.xxxxx.xx.xx>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Jerry Reinstein wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > For one I am going to try ratcheting up the speed of Monymusk on
the
>> CDs
>> > > I
>> > > have and I am convinced it will be better to dance to it.
>> > >
>> > > As Jerry is aware, this is quite easy to do digitally to an MP3 file
>> also,
>> > > and without raising the pitch of the track.
>> > >
>> > > If the assembled wisdom of the list would like to suggest a tempo,
(or
>> a
>> > > pace) I can do some bit-wrangling and post the results on a web site
if
>> > > people would like to try this with their own groups.
>> > >
>> > > best regards
>> > >
>> > > Steve
>> > >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California
>
>

--
Bruce Herbold

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