Quick time Poussette (was Change in the Modern World)

smiskoe

Message 58844 · 1 Jun 2010 17:41:49 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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A couple of days ago someone stated that Miss M and her fellow teachers
abhorred the English style pousette and created the standard 8 bar figure.
I enjoy the ECD pousette but I'm not quite sure how it would be done in
SCD. It only takes 4 bars.
Sylvia Miskoe, concord, NH USA

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From: "Anselm Lingnau" <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 6:26 AM
To: <xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx>
Subject: Re: Quick time Poussette (was Change in the Modern World)

> Malcolm Brown wrote:
>
>> Perhaps we would get this effect more easily if the men started dancing
>> on
>> the left foot and the ladies started dancing on their right (or vice
>> versa) - then when they led down the middle and up the feet would be
>> symmetrical, and it would make casting off easier for the men.
>
> That would also take care of the problem many bagpipe players have when
> they
> take up dancing, namely that they seem utterly unable to start doing
> anything
> with the right foot first. (Too bad for the lady bagpipe players.)
>
> *And* it would fix the issue that somebody raised ages ago on this list
> who
> thought that it would be much nicer if, in strathspey setting, both
> parties
> started off in the same direction rather than away from each other.
>
> These are obviously major improvements, so who cares if circles get a shot
> of
> weirdness? Also, hello-goodbye setting and double triangles no longer work
> the
> way we knew them, but no one likes those figures anyway.
>
> Anselm
> :^)
> --
> Anselm Lingnau, Friedberg, Germany .....................
> xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for
> being
> happy except that they are so. -- W. R.
> Inge
>

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