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  • Volleyballjerry

    Volleyballjerry March 20, 2006, 8:53 p.m. (Message 44782)

    Re: Two chords - a question

    Phill (or Phil L. or I.? ~ 'tis unsigned) makes a valid point, I must admit.
    
    Robb
    
    In a message dated 03/20/2006 11:44:07 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
    xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx.xx.xx writes:
    
    > From a musical point of view it does not make the slightest bit of
    > difference when you are playing it.  However, when you are forming
    > longwise sets in a crowded dance hall you are always relying on the 'top
    > man' to count the sets for you.  How often do we see this counting go
    > wrong?  Maybe because the man is still getting his shoes on and the
    > counter misses that couple out, or maybe because the couple are not
    > stood in position and do not get counted because they are chatting with
    > the couple above or below them or even a couple in the set behind them.
    > 
    > So, assuming the dancers have waited until they are counted to change to
    > the opposite side they then have to change back before being recounted
    > and then back again after the recount has been confirmed as correct.
    > Or, do you wait until everyone is happy with the counting and change
    > then, but the music is just about to start so that becomes just as
    > rushed as changing on the second chord, which in itself only seems to
    > become rushed by the couples who are not paying attention to where they
    > are in the set or the dance they are about to share with the rest of the
    > set.
    > 
          

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