Callers are for the most part creatures of habit, and many do not make use of relationship type boxes to their full potential. I call them GROUP-TYPE Boxes, and by the term “box,” I mean the 8-Chain Thru Formation. A call that naturally goes with the Standard 8 Chain Thru formation is curiously enough, 8-Chain Thru or 8-Chain <N>. There’s a Get-out in that call for ANY GROUP-TYPE Box. Let’s take a look.

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Recently a highly respected caller coach suggested that Step Thru should not be called at the Mainstream program. However, it is in the Basic/Mainstream definitions that the term Step Thru first appears. Leave it to CALLERLAB to provide us with a term that according to some has no relevance in the program within which it was introduced. Is this simply a matter of caller confusion, or a genuine conundrum?

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What helps to makes a multi-caller tip a crackerjack rather than a calamity? Skill and the charisma of the individual callers certainly play a part, and here are the Top 3 items that I’ve found to be solid contributors toward creating a corker rather than a clunker!

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Mastering a resolution process is like mastering the clutch on a manual transmission. Wouldn’t it be nice to learn on an automatic before tangling with 3 pedals and a stick? I mean, you’ve only got two feet, right? Why not learn to resolve a square using only 2 people instead of the traditional 4? Why resolve at all? After all, a well-constructed set of modules should offer the complete package, variety, interesting choreography, and built-in resolution! Modules provide a strong foundation, but you still need to be able to fix mistakes, and after a time, you want to stretch your wings a little; you want more variety than your set of modules allows. You want the flexibility to tailor your dance to suit the ability level before you. You want to be able to deliver a Wind in the Face experience. What if I could show you a way to call pretty much whatever you wanted to call without memorizing hundreds of sequences or worrying about how to resolve? Let me introduce you to Duonamics, and when we’re finished, your favorite number might be 2.

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Sometime after I had written this and a few other articles, I learned that the Bill Peters materials are available at www.dosado.com. They may be a bit out of date, but still contain boat loads of information relevant and interesting to the aspiring caller. This article contains a basic overview of the traditional use of modules along with a few sampling modules. The material contained within was origionally a supplement to other modules that were provided to the callers I was mentoring. Perhaps it can be of some help to you.

 

 

 

One traditional method of calling patter without resorting to sight resolution is to use pre-written material. The definitive work on modular systems that I’m familiar with is The Mighty Module, and Sight Calling Made Easy by Bill Peters. Bill describes the modular system in detail from the ground up. It has been a couple decades since I’ve laid eyes upon it, though, and I’ll try to explain the principles as I have come to use them over the years.

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