|SignWriting List Forum|
Stuart Thiessen |
Date: Wed Feb 23, 2000 4:02 pm
Subject: Re: Writing Songs
Valerie Sutton wrote:
> SignWriting List
> February 21, 2000
> So yes...you can write anything that moves...so why not try? Choose
> one signed version of a song, and we can write it with counts to the
> music if you wish - or counts to an inner rhythm...we can record
> group dances where one signer signs one thing on one side of the
> stage, and we can record another person signing something else
> simultanously and we can record how their movements intertwine under
> the counts to the music.
Ok, for starters, here are two questions ...
1) How do you record the "beat" or "rhythm" of the song on the sheet?
2) How do you record the "elongation" of a sign? For example, there are
occasions in hearing songs where the word LORD is held for 4 beats. If it
meshes with the ASL translation, I tend to slow the sign down so that it
starts at the shoulder when they begin to sing the word and it arrives at
the waist when they finish the word (or somewhat before if it won't work to
hold it out that long). This is true of other signs and situations.