Contra Dance Encyclopedia

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Mel Bay Publications, Feb 1, 2009 - Music - 80 pages
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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.and bull; Convenient and easy to use handbook and bull; Music from American fiddle tunes to Traditional Irish tunes are presented in sets suitable for dances and bull; Information on the history of the contra dance and bull; Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle, and fiddle are discussed

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