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RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help

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  • Sauer, Michael F.
    Hi OK this is a bit of an oddball dance Simple Explanation Singles are simple step left and close with the right, step right close with the left. A double
    Message 1 of 32 , May 22, 2008
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      Hi

      OK this is a bit of an oddball dance

      Simple Explanation
      Singles are simple step left and close with the right, step right close
      with the left.
      A double would be a left, right, left and close (or turn in this dance)
      While the single, single, double has the same pattern as a pavane, it's
      much more upbeat

      As for timing that's trickier. If the music is 4/4 then a single is 2
      beats or 1/2 measure.
      While a double is 4 beats or 1 full measure. This will vary if the
      signature is different.

      One tricky thing about the music for this dance is that the last phrase
      (the step out, step in, turn)
      sounds very much like the first part (the single, single, double),
      resist the temptation to start
      the next repeat here.


      Fuller explanation (ignore if you want)
      The Greesly series of dances (which this is one) have been described as
      English dances with 'Italian like' steps
      They are not English Country Dances.

      With this in mind there's more freedom to style the steps. The main
      difference is that Italian steps don't
      close the trailing foot in a series of like steps. Italian singles are
      more like step left, pause; full step with right, pause
      Etc. And a double as left, right, left, pause (the 1 beat for the pause
      is when the turns to face are done).

      Conrad

      -----Original Message-----
      From: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lady Sara Sophia von
      Kolmar
      Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:17 AM
      To: calontirdance@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help

      Since I accidentally sent this to the list and not to Tsire privately, I
      would be grateful to anyone who can help me with this. :-)

      Sara Sophia - who apparently needs more coffee ;-)



      > To: calontirdance@yahoogroups.com
      > From: sarasophiavonkolmar@...
      > Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 11:09:38 -0500
      > Subject: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help
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      > Tsire,
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      > Hello there. How are you?
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      > Yes, I am waiting until the last moment to get this together. We have
      dance tonight. :-) But if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would
      get done. :-D
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      > What are the doubles and singles you mention here? Are singles one
      step to one beat? Are doubles two steps to one beat? Are they like the
      pavane step - single=step, together and double=step, step, together?
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      > Thank you for your help,
      > Sara Sophia
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      > To: calontirdance@yahoogroups.com
      > From: tsire@...
      > Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 18:46:19 -0500
      > Subject: RE: [CalontirDance] YAY DANCE!!
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      > Ly Bens Dystonis (English 1400's)
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      > for Couples
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      > Single, Single, Double
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      > Lord Forward a Double as Lady Back a Double
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      > (Lord turn about to face Lady)
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      > Both Forward a Double to meet Right shoulders
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      > Both Continue Forward a Double
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      > (Both turn about to face each other)
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      > Both Forward a Double to meet Left shoulders
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      > (Lady turn about to face head of hall)
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      > (Take Hands) Step away from you partner, Step toward your partner
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      > Turn out (Lord Counterclockwise, Lady Clockwise)
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      come together, connect, struggle out then in, spurn one another and
      begin again. :)
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    • Lady Sara Sophia von Kolmar
      Well, I finally sat down and counted and guess what. The first run through on the mp3 is about 2 measures/bars/4 counts shorter than the rest. No wonder I
      Message 32 of 32 , May 22, 2008
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        Well, I finally sat down and counted and guess what. The first run through on the mp3 is about 2 measures/bars/4 counts shorter than the rest. No wonder I can't get the steps to come out right the first time. :-)

        Thanks for all the help everyone. I think I've got it now. :-)

        Sara Sophia



        > To: calontirdance@yahoogroups.com
        > From: sarasophiavonkolmar@...
        > Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:28:30 -0500
        > Subject: RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help
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        > That is indeed the music I am trying to dance to, but the dance steps are not the same. It looks like a variant of the dance I'm trying to put to the music. Maybe a different interpretation?
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        > Thanks for the link though. I keep forgetting to check YouTube for SCA dances. :-)
        >
        > Thanks,
        > Sara Sophia
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        > To: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com
        > From: mlagemann@...
        > Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:16:17 -0500
        > Subject: RE: RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help
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        > The following is billed at Ly Bens Dystonia. I am not sure if this is the same thing, but it might help. Or it might not. I honestly don't know, so if someone could correct me if I just sent a link to a completely different dance, I would appreciate it.
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        > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHs4JXxzygc
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        > Ermenrich
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        > From: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Sauer, Michael F.
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        > Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:10 PM
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        > To: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com
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        > Subject: RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help
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        > http://www.dragonscaleconsort.com/samples/lybens.mp3
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        > the above is a link to a short sample of the music,
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        > it starts in the middle of a repeat.
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        > The first full phrase is the out, in and turn. To me it has this rhythm
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        > (daaa daa dada daa, daaa daa dada daa)
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        > [Out close in close turn 2 3 4)
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        > The next phrase is the single, single double forward.
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        > This essentially sounds like a repeat of the same music.
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        > (daaa daa dada daa, daaa daa dada daa)
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        > [lf close rig close lef righ lef close)
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        > The little slider should be just past halfway over when the second
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        > phrase ends.
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        > The next phrase is the away a double and pack phrase. To me it's more
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        > melodic.
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        > To me it has this rhythm
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        > ((1)Bambaba baaaa ba, (2)baa baa baa baa - (3)Bambaba baaaa ba, (4)bam
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        > bababamp baaa)
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        > The double out is measure(1), the double back, measure(2)..
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        > With the second out and back being (3) and (4)
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        > This takes up 2/3 of what time is left.
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        > The last part of the music in this cut is the first half of the second
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        > out and back (just the out)
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        > And the music starts to fade out at the beginning of this part.
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        > I hope that helps.
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        > If you can't get it you can call me after 5 at 314 229-9687 and can play
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        > the music loud enough I can try to
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        > call it for you.
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        > Conrad
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        > -----Original Message-----
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        > From: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com<mailto:CalontirDance%40yahoogroups.com>
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        > [mailto:CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com<mailto:CalontirDance%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Lady Sara Sophia von
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        > Kolmar
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        > Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:38 PM
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        > To: calontirdance@yahoogroups.com<mailto:calontirdance%40yahoogroups.com>
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        > Subject: RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help
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        > I can get the dance to end where I want it to about 50% of the time. I
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        > don't know what the difference is between it not ending right and it
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        > ending right. :-) I'm treating the music as 4/4 time. Sigh, all I can
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        > do is keep working on it until 7 tonight. :-)
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        > Thanks so much,
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        > Sara Sophia
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        > To: CalontirDance@yahoogroups.com<mailto:CalontirDance%40yahoogroups.com>
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        > From: sauerm@...<mailto:sauerm%40missouri.edu>
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        > Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 13:21:57 -0500
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        > Subject: RE: [CalontirDance] Ly Bens help
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        > Note number in (), these are the beats each line takes)
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        > i.e. single = 2, single = 2, double = 4 so (2,2,4)
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        > there may also be a short intro in the music, I don't specifically
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        > remember.
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        > > Single, Single, Double (2,2,4)
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        > > Lord Forward a Double as Lady Back a Double (4)
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        > > (Lord turn about to face Lady) (0)
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        > >
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        > > Both Forward a Double to meet Right shoulders (4)
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        > > Both Continue Forward a Double (4)
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        > > (Both turn about to face each other) (0)
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        > > Both Forward a Double to meet Left shoulders (4)
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        > >
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        > > (Lady turn about to face head of hall) (0)
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        > >
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        > > (Take Hands) Step away from you partner, Step toward your partner
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        > (2,2)
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        > >
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        > > Turn out (Lord Counterclockwise, Lady Clockwise) (4)
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