Piano workshop -- Socorro May 2014

This page collects materials from a workshop on contra dance piano in Socorro, NM, on May 25, 2014, at the Folk MADness dance weekend.

An electronic handout and a brief outline of the presentation.

Some philosophy

This workshop is aimed at -- and written from the perspective of -- a contra dancer who wants to learn to play. More on this vein in a separate page.

Techno is all the rage nowadays in modern contra dancing. Recorded music! If we can't outdo techno, we have no business playing for dancers.

The "book"

Music examples

Illustrative excerpts:

Specific topics


From a popular rock song:

Full-length versions (where available):

The rest of these examples (except one) have me in there somewhere.
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25 May 2014