Martin May 10, 2006, 9:27 a.m. (Message 45214)
Re: Ask and Ye shall receive - Perhaps!
Iain Boyd wrote: > ..."We can't dance to that - the music is putting us off." > Well, obviously, if you play a waltz or a slow march, you may well get such a comment. Or if you use a recording dating from the 40s & 50s, when dancers apparently had more energy than they do today. But I fail to see how a jig, a reel, or a strathspey, with accepted tempo and standard length, can put dancers off performing a jig, a reel, or a strathspey, whatever the tune. > ... tunes (although good) that are not suitable for the dance. Could you give us an example, please? > Malcom wrote that he sometimes used "what might be an inferior > recording, just because someone bothered to make a recording for a particular dance. " > That seems an unfortunate choice. What is dancing anyway? It's just something to do while listen to nice music. Although I too devise dances and think am critical/appreciative of poorly-compiled/pleasing sequences, it is the music that is the most important, imho. There are so many good recordings, why use anything else? Martin, Grenoble, France.