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The Barnes Book of
English Country Dance Tunes

This is a collection of 426 of the most commonly used English traditional dance tunes, for all instruments. Chords are included for piano or guitar accompaniment, and there is an extensive appendix on accompaniment tips for all the various types of dances. This collection has sold thousands of copies all over the United States and is considered to be the standard source for both the Playford and 'barn dance' styles of English traditional dance music. Metal spiral binding to lie flat for easy sight-reading. This book, originally published in 1986, has been completely revised and expanded with new typesetting, 120 new tunes, accompaniment tips, indices and cross-references.
 

English Country Dance Tunes, 1986, 1996, edited and arranged by Peter Barnes. 178 pages, spiral bound. $20.00 plus $3 postage.

Library of Congress cat. #94-700-722

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A Little Couple-Dancemusik


 

Four hundred melodies for traditional couple dances from North and South America and Europe. Music included for waltzes, polkas, tangos, schottisches, Swedish hambos, German zwiefachers, French bourées, early 20th century ragtime and foxtrot pieces and much more. For any instrument, with chords for guitar or piano included. Accompaniment tips and suggestions in a special appendix at the back of the book. Spiral bound to lie flat on piano or music stand.

A Little CoupleDancemusik, 1992, edited and arranged by Peter Barnes. 248 pages, spiral bound. $25.00 plus $3 postage.

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Interview With a Vamper
Piano Accompaniment Techniques for Traditional Dance Music
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Piano accompaniment techniques for traditional dance music, focusing on accompaniment styles for American contra and square dancing. The book starts with basic vamping (simple bass-chord backup) and continues on through bass runs,'thumb-leading', chord voicings, syncopation, substitutions and special effects. The piano has long history in New England and British Isles traditional dance accompaniment and is more popular today than ever. This is the only book available covering these particular techniques. For beginners and experienced players.


 

Interview With A Vamper, 1993, by Peter Barnes. 140 pages, spiral bound. $20.00 plus $3 postage.
 

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The Barnes Book of
English Country Dance Tunes

Volume Two

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This is a collection of 413 MORE commonly used English traditional dance tunes, for all instruments. Many recent reconstructions and compositions are present in this totally new edition, making a good set with Volume One above. Chords are included for piano or guitar accompaniment, and there is an extensive indices and cross-references in the back of the book. Metal spiral binding to lie flat for easy sight-reading. 

 

English Country Dance Tunes Vol. Two, 2006, edited and arranged by Peter Barnes. 180 pages, spiral bound. $20.00 plus $3 postage.

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