I would love to hear other people's ideas on how they approach the three
main areas of CDSS' focus:
What are the differences? What's similar? What are the parameters of
improvisation in these different areas?
I've written articles on my opinions on this, found in my self published
books. I'll post them here later, and would be happy to edit them for
the CDSS Newsletter. But first, I'd love to hear what others say about this.
On 10/12/2015 9:46 AM, Susan Songer via Musicians wrote:
The Dance Musicians’ Task Group (I’m a member) is going to have
oversight on a series of articles in the CDSS news. These articles
will address issues of interest and concern to musicians playing for
dances. We are working out the exact format these articles will take,
and as part of that process would like input from you. Yes, you who
are reading this message! What topics would you like to see addressed
in these articles? All topic suggestions are welcome—eg.: What
differentiates contra dance fiddling from other fiddling styles? Or
How can you tell when to switch from one tune to the next in a medley?
Or If an ECD dance does not have an associated tune, how can you make
a good tune choice for that dance? I’ll bet you readers can think of a
lot more topics that are worth exploring in some depth. You can either
list them here or write me separately off list. Thanks in advance for
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