pennsicdance: Music from the pennsic Pile

dani at dani at
Thu Mar 30 16:11:48 PST 2000

>*Do* we gotta have everything in arrangements?  (basse dances excepted)

The first thing that goes, when musicians get scarce, is the bass line,
and most four-part arrangements seem to be lacking a certain je-ne-sais-
quoi when the bass line disappears.  There was some experimentation
locally with expendable bass lines (four-part arrangements that still
worked if you didn't play the bottom line), but the results tended to be

-- Dani

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