Michelle C. Nogales April 27, 1998, 10:57 p.m. (Message 11828)
Re: Dancing to pipes - or not!
On Sun, 26 Apr 98 13:00:06 GMT email@example.com (Malcolm & Helen Brown (York UK)) writes: >1) I am always slightly amused by the statement (excuse?)of people who >do not >dance that they "have no sense of rythm" - I have this vision of them >walking down the street taking steps of randomly differing duration. One may not be able to consciously reproduce an effect that is normally taken care of by involuntary processes. A person who has no sense of rhythm might normally walk rhythmically, but if you ask him to deliberately walk to a particular rhythm, whether internal or from an external source, they won't be able to do it. It seems to be a matter of a) hearing or imagining a particular rhythm, and b) translating that rhythm to consistent, matching physical action. Just because you have no problem sneezing when your nose is full of dust doesn't mean you can decide to sneeze whenever you like. (Go ahead, try!) In most cases, it's either completely unconscious and automatic or else it doesn't happen at all. I think those who say they can't sense rhythm mostly really can't, on a conscious level. Cheers, Michelle C. Nogales Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers San Francisco Bay Area dancing to pipes _____________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at http://www.juno.com Or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]