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821Re: [CalontirDance] Starting tempo for Korobushka?

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  • Christian M. Cepel
    Feb 26, 2007
      Good advice, and yes, I will be at Bellwode even if I have to move
      mountains (real mountains, not Missouri mountains) to get there. I hope
      to very much be involved and if anything can be done to improve/correct
      any of my efforts, I'll surely accept with much gratitude.

      Based on the step-close, step-close thing it seems that even Crotchet =
      102 wouldn't be too agonizing and would leave a good amount of headroom
      for acceleration before feet start smoking. I think I'll go with this
      for now unless someone has better ideas and go ahead and publish to the web.

      Available for review in the next half hour or so at
      http://music.shireofthestandingstones.org/index.php?Content=Music



      Tsire Tuzevo wrote:
      > Some notes on Korobushka from the Dance perspective:
      > As much as I despise the popularity of such an out of period thing, I do think the 'Tetris' music is some cool stuff to play. As for tempo: I like most ECD at about 120. For the speed-it-up dances you have to be careful to start it slowly enough to have some where to speed up to, but fast enough that the dancers don't have to defy gravity to extend steps. In one measure, the dancer steps and closes 2 times. Think about walking, stepping once per beat, and you can figure out what will feel comfortable, slow but not too slow, moderate-comfy, fast and insane.
      > Generally I will visit with a Pit Chief before a ball to set tempi as early in the process as makes him or her feel comfortable. If you will be at Bellwode Symposium, I'd be happy to sit and do a tempo check with you or you can sit in on the one the Conna and I will inevitably do before the evening dancing.
      > Tsire
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      > To: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.comFrom: christian@...: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 11:43:25 -0600Subject: [CalontirDance] Starting tempo for Korobushka?
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      > I haven't heard this played in a long time by a dance ensemble, so I can't remember where they began the tempo at and accelerated from. I like the way it flows at crotchet = 120, but since it accelerates, I was wondering if the initial tempo marking should be perhaps something like crotchet = 108? I'm sure the musicians can play it at nosebleed speed, but I've never danced to it so I've no idea what is reasonable. This is the last detail I need to hammer out before putting it up on the site.Man I soooo need a newer version of Finale. If anyone knows how to suppress/hide 3 of the 4 staves in a group in a system (not all systems) in Finale 2001d I'd love to know how... I don't believe it's possible. The whole thing fits well on a single page, but if I was able to lose those three staves on the intro line, it would give me tons of room to increase the size of the note elements, spacing between staves and spacing between systems. May have to break into the music school's computer lab for a quick edit.-- Christian M. Cepel - Thistledowne Productions - http://thistledowne.orgComputer Support Specialist, Sr. - University of Missouri - ColumbiaCollege of Education - School of Info Science & Learning TechnologiesVRCbd, KidTools & StrategyTools Support Systems Projects, and Truman,Library Whistlestop Project - Web Design & Programming - 573.999.2370
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      Christian M. Cepel - Thistledowne Productions - http://thistledowne.org
      Computer Support Specialist, Sr. - University of Missouri - Columbia
      College of Education - School of Info Science & Learning Technologies
      VRCbd, KidTools & StrategyTools Support Systems Projects, and Truman,
      Library Whistlestop Project - Web Design & Programming - 573.999.2370
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