Down the Back Lane: Variation in Traditional Irish Dance Music

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Down the Back Lane: Variation in Traditional Irish Dance Music

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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Contents:

  • Acknowledgements, Credits and Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Contents of the Companion CD
  • Notation Matters
  • Chapter One: Modes and Mode Signatures
  • Chapter Two: Ornamentation .
  • Ornament Symbol Chart
  • Chapter Three: Phrasing
  • The Transcriptions
  • 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
  • Additional Information

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    Skill level advanced