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
From: "Anselm Lingnau" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 6:26 AM
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 ..................... > firstname.lastname@example.org > The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular reason for > being > happy except that they are so. -- W. R. > Inge >