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Early Dance Music for Mandolin

By Allan Alexander

Mandolin - Beginner/Intermediate
Composed by Allan Alexander. Saddle stitch. Baroque/Mandolin Instruction. Book & CD. Duration 65 minutes. Published by ADG Productions (AD.ADG086-CD).

Item Number: AD.ADG086-CD

ISBN 188214614X. 12 x 9 inches.

This book came about because Allan has had many requests for more early dance music. Many of the pieces in this book are from the Playford collections. The Playford collections were published in the early Baroque period, but many of the pieces in the books already existed in the Renaissance. They are used by dance groups and also by many people for Renaissance Fairs and re-enactments. Allan also used other sources to have more of a variety of music. The Playford collections were always being revised, changed and republished. There is also detailed instruction on how to do the dances in the "Dancing Master." The point of the music in this book is the same as always. Allan wanted to find pieces that you cannot stop playing, addicting you to the Music!

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  • 5

    Perth West Australia
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-08-02 00:00:00.0 Early Dance Music for Mandolin

    I like this book very much. It has some very sweet pieces that are quite accessible. The guitar part is optional. The cd gives an idea of how to play the piece. I am teaching mandolin at the moment and this book is a great addition to my teaching resources...


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