Friday, January 22, 2010

Floor Plan Ideas

Floor Plan Ideas
Submitted by Ann Hutchinson Guest - February 10, 2000

Ray Cook's paper of August 12, '99 brought up many good points, also touched on some already established usages, and some questionable suggestions.

Ex. RC1c): the arrow with a wedge should be applied to more than two people; in itself, states nothing about a change in formation. Thus 1c) should be written as A1 (RC1b).

His RC1f) is the sign for the path of a design. It grew (another of my inventions) out of the sign of A2 here, meaning `a shape', thus translating this into a path sign.

RC2a): this indication needs a person pin to show at which end the to and fro path starts, A3. Do we not generally use this? And what about A4 rather than RC2b)? A first shorter arrow is needed, as in A5 here. For 2c) a person pin is needed; if it means the same thing, it should be written as A5 here.

RC3a), b), c), I agree.

RC4a), already in use. Ray, did you mean to show a leap from left to right in the middle of the path? Only in the next example do you speak about using Motif indications. 4c), I agree. If one is to incorporate turning on the path indication, why not take the liberty of the visual indication I favor, A6 here shows turning to the right, A7 turning to the left, visually very clear. The number of such turns and where they occur on the path can be shown very simply in this way. I know the purists say "You do not run around yourself in a little circle during the traveling activity", but isn't this where a practical device is being cast aside because of theoretical chastity?

RC4d), yes. RC4e), this can be used for a solo, if it is clear that there are not three other men on stage!

RC5a), RC5b) this is very practical and a definite visual aid. RC5c), yes, this has already been used.

RC6a), wedges for C and B ending would help, otherwise it looks at first sight as though it is a statement of on which side A passes two other people.

RC7a), 7b) this device is useful, meas. numbers will be given under the plans, of course.

RC8a - 8c): I completely agree with this! We get so much from the floor plan (and I encourage students to glean all they can from the F.Ps). I have come across many LN scores which show the direction of the pin before traveling, as in your 8b).

RC9a), good, and already in use, I would say.

RC10a), I have long been in favor of this, and see no problem when where D is facing at a given point is not known, or not important.

RC11a), for whatever reason, the result of the "more or less than a full circle" is not important. There is a slight problem with the plus and minus signs, RC11b, 11c, they would have to be explained in a note. I have tried experimenting with the horizontal increase and decrease signs, A8, A9, but as we do not use these signs as a rule, would the meaning be clear?

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