Contra Dance Encyclopedia (Book)
98221
The Contra Dance Encyclopedia is a handbook for musicians who want to play for contra dances. Music from American fiddle tunes to the Irish tradition are presented in sets suitable for playing for dances (as well as sessions, concerts, and other gigs). There is also an extensive section of tunes grouped into Reels, Jigs, and Waltzes that can be used. Included is a short history of contra dance, as well as ideas on putting together a dance band. Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whi ...more
Product Number:
98221
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
80
Binding:
Squareback Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-6014-7
ISBN13:
978-07866-6014-8
Series:
Encyclopedia
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/17/2009
The Contra Dance Encyclopedia is a handbook for musicians who want to play for contra dances. Music from American fiddle tunes to the Irish tradition are presented in sets suitable for playing for dances (as well as sessions, concerts, and other gigs). There is also an extensive section of tunes grouped into Reels, Jigs, and Waltzes that can be used. Included is a short history of contra dance, as well as ideas on putting together a dance band. Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle, and fiddle are discussed, as well as band dynamics and orchestration.

• Convenient and easy to use handbook
• Music from American fiddle tunes to Traditional Irish tunes are presented in sets suitable for dances
• Information on the history of the contra dance
• Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle, and fiddle are discussed
I. Introduction to the music
II. What is Contra Dancing?
III. A Short History of Contra Dance
IV. Putting together a dance band
V. Instrumentation and Technique
VI. Putting together your own sets of tunes
VII. The Hungry Monks Tune book
VIII. More Tunes
Alphabetical Tune Index
 
Series: Encyclopedia
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