Audrey & Robin Emmett March 23, 2006, 9:26 a.m. (Message 44856)
The response to my question on the value of two chords has been most gratifying. My thanks to everyone who has taken the time to pass on their opinion. Much of the discussion on the 2 chord issue has revolved around social situations where the music is being played live. Here in Western Australia we rarely have that luxury and depend almost entirely on recorded music for classes and social functions. So, when considering the production of our Cd, we will naturally have a tendency to let local conditions influence our decisions. Hence the call to Strathspeyers for a global perspective! With live music, the MC, local custom, band leader etc, can decide to include or withhold the second chord. The deviser of the dances in our book has commented that he is quite happy for groups to decide for themselves whether they use 1 or 2 chords for his four couple dances. Our concern is how leaving out the second chords will affect the sale and use of our Cd. There will be more than one dance where two chords could be used. Does anyone have any thoughts specifically on the perspective of two chords and recorded music. Again, my thanks in anticipation...