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GUEST,Dazbo at work How to play Morris tunes? (65* d) RE: How to play Morris tunes? 19 Feb 08

Depends, North West, Cotswold, Border, Molly, Rapper, Longsword etc.

Can be in 6/8, occasionally 3/4 mainly 4/4.

The Don'ts

1) Don't play too slowly
2) Don't play too fast
3) Don't speed up*
4) don't slow down*
5) don't play a piano accordion
6) don't daydream whilst playing
7) don't wander off to the pub in the middle of a dance
8) don't play too quietly
9) don't play too loudly
10) don't play the wrong tune
11) don't play the wrong part of the the right tune
12) don't play a piano accordion
13) don't wear the wrong kit
14) don't scare the horses
15) don't do it in the rain
16) don't do it in the snow
17) don't do it in the dark
18) don't play it in any key except G or D
19) don't play a piano accordion
20) don't use Irish tunes
21) don't use Scottish tunes
22) don't use Welsh tunes
23) don't use French Tunes
24) don't use Cornish Tunes
25) don't use American tunes
26) don't use a bodhran
27) don't use a violin
28) don't play a piano accordion
29) don't do it Oxford
30) don't say it's a pagan tradition going back to the 1960s

The Dos

1) Have fun

*unless the dance calls for it

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