Contra Dance Encyclopedia
The Contra Dance Encyclopedia is a handbook for musicians who want to play for contra dances. Music from Americanfiddle 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.
Ģ Convenient and easy to use handbook
Ģ Music from American fiddle tunes toTraditional Irish tunes are presented in sets suitable for dances
Ģ Information on the history of the contra dance
Ģ Instrumental and stylistic techniques for guitar, mandolin, whistle, and fiddle are discussed
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