[r-t] Blocks to be renamed as methods

Iain Anderson iain at 13to8.co.uk
Thu Apr 20 17:47:56 UTC 2017

On 2017-04-20 18:02, Graham John wrote:
> The classification system is based upon properties of methods.
I agree it's based on some of the properties of methods.
The pivot bell is a property of a method, but we deliberately choose not 
to use that for the classification.  It can be based on a property, but 
that property has to be meaningful or useful.  Stage is useful.  Treble 
Hunting and Treble Dodging are useful.  Little can be useful.  Hybrid?  No.

> The point I was making is that you either keep a classification system
> and apply it consistently, or you get rid of it altogether.

> [...] there are only 133 Hybrid and only 18 Differential Little Hybrid
> methods at the moment, so a change to that group would have a
> relatively small impact. Any suggestions of a good way to do it are
> welcome.
Throw the obscure classifications away.  They are only there because 
historically we haven't liked the idea of having methods that have no 
classification.  So we have made up some artificial ones.

We still have to deal with existing methods, and we can do that by 
letting the composer/conductor decide whether or not they want to leave 
the old classification in the title or rename it as something simpler.


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