Thanks Lisa, for correcting the second part of the tip! I had a feeling
I wasn't remembering that quite right.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Lisa Sieverts
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 1:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [Callers] Seeking a contra dance with an smooth and slow
On Jan 16, 2007, at 9:53 AM, Cynthia Phinney wrote:
Again on the question of describing the desired type
tune, Beth Parkes
mentioned a great tip this weekend during Carol Ormand's calling
workshop at the Ralph Page Dance Legacy event. In describing jigs, she
says there are basically two rhythms:
"Take one down and pass it around" and
The second is "if one of those bottles should happen to fall"
the first being bouncy, hoppity,
a single jig
and the second (did I get that second
one right, you all who were there?) being more flowing.
a double jig
Tho I could argue each side of the equation, as to which is more
flowing. The musicians can determine a lot just in the way they play
I should say that this is exactly the type of thing we
really great workshop for musicians and callers that Chrissy Fowler
pulled together back in November (it was discussed on this list),
hope to have an opportunity to do something similar in the future
because I learned a lot and there is lots more to learn!
Yes, there's still lots to figure out about this language. I expect
this is part of why no two dance calling gigs are remotely alike.
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