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  • Eric Clyde

    Eric Clyde May 11, 2006, 5:27 p.m. (Message 45239)

    Re: the 5minute 8 by 32 Jig or Reel

    At 8:33 for Australian Ladies, you can't exactly be flying, Jack (unless 
    you do it in strathspey time,
    and even then ...).  Surely you meant 4:33.
    
    Eric
    
    Jock McVlug wrote:
    > Andrew C Aitchison wrote:
    >   
    >>> Even when LPs came out, I remember that the usual length for 8x32 R was
    >>>       
    > 4 m 20 secs.
    >   
    >> Today, these dances are being recorded at nearer 4m 50.
    >>     
    >
    > I really dislike the trend towards the 5 minute mark with reels/jigs.
    > It becomes almost painful to do a PdB at that speed. Try slowing the
    > Petronella down to 4:50....... and you can watch the class suffer.
    > If watching a 5 min (8x32) dance from the sidelines it seems like watching
    > the dance in slowmotion..... ( perhaps it becomes a saunter.)
    > Try and get that wonderful 'feeling of flight' at that speed,.......
    > impossible!
    >
    > On the other hand dance the "Australian Ladies" to Bobbie Frew (8:33) and
    > you get a chance to 'fly'. Love that Dance and that music!
    >
    > Jack in Beautiful British Columbia
    >
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