[SCA-Dance] Taking notes
tmcd at panix.com
Thu Jul 7 16:06:01 EDT 2011
Some notes about, well, notes.
In SEEKRIT PRIVAT EMAIL, someone wrote that he now realized that I was
the one who was always taking notes.
Fair cop. I was trying to note things that were unlikely to be in the
proceedings, like Gwommy's suggestion on the hay in Parson's Farewell,
or other misc. notes, like for Friday:
- How to do Hit or Miss for 6
- How to do Goddesses for 4
- Scotch Cap: how Gwommy does it differently from the class
- Grimstock: 3 different ways to do the third chorus
- Parson's Farewell: the Tape of Dance 3 version is slower, hence
nicer for teaching, than the CD we usually play
- Local variant #23 of the hey in Whirlygig
Each night of KWDMS, I sent e-mail to myself and a couple of others,
dumping my notes and anything else that I remembered from the day,
knowing that I WOULD forget (and indeed I have).
So nobody else sees value in taking notes? Maybe you have a better
memory than I do?
It was very nice that we could wear modern clothes during the day --
I don't have enough SCA outfits. But I was taking notes on a piece of
paper folded and shoved in my pocket, and it turns out that my legs
sweat, especially during cascarde. Who knew? So the ink smeared. In
the future, I will use a little notebook with a coated cover.
The descriptions for the classes I took were very good about listing
the dances that we would do -- bless you all. What I *should* have
done was write my *rating* of each dance right after doing it, from
"WANT" (the pinwheel dance) to "nevermore" (Lightly Love), to help
remind myself of the dances that I wanted to look up when back home.
Denyel de Lyncoln
Tim McDaniel, tmcd at panix.com
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