Down the Back Lane: Variation in Traditional Irish Dance Music
by Grey Larsen
Book/CD set. For players of all melody instruments. Probes deeply into the art of variation in traditional Irish dance music. At the heart of the book are the recordings. The author plays eight traditional tunes on Irish flute and tin whistle, three times through with beautiful variations. He notates each performance in meticulous detail and offers insightful comments. A rare and intimate view into the intuitive musical mind of a masterful player, along with extensive information on ornamentation, phrasing, articulation, dynamics and more. Though performed on flute and whistle, the book is useful to players of all melody instruments. Advanced. Notation only. 52 pp.
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Acknowledgements, Credits and Dedication
Contents of the Companion CD
Chapter One: Modes and Mode Signatures
Chapter Two: Ornamentation .
Ornament Symbol Chart
Chapter Three: Phrasing
1. Single Jig: Child of My Heart
2. Double Jig: The Lark on the Strand
3. Reel: The Maids of Mt. Kisco
4. Single Reel: The Morning Star
5. Hornpipe: The Five Roads
6. Hornpipe: Poll Ha’penny
7. Slip Jig: The Ship Doctor
8. Slide: Jack Regan’s
About the Author
Books and Recordings by Grey Larsen
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