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Contra Dance Encyclopedia

By John Holenko

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Treble Clef Instruments - Beginning-Intermediate
Composed by John Holenko. Encyclopedia. Dance. E-book. 80 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc - Digital Sheet Music (M0.98221EB).

Item Number: M0.98221EB

ISBN 1609743776.

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.

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