The Music Tells You What to Do
An Introduction to Scottish Country Dance Music for the Dancer.
J. Duncan Keppie
From the introduction:
"The Music Tells You What to Do" This phrase is very important for the dancer because
the music provides the impetus for the dance - FIRST WE HEAR THE MUSIC AND THEN WE MOVE TO IT -
but, we need to understand a little of the musical language in order to know what the music is telling us.....
The text is accompanied by an audio CD with a track keyed to each page of the text.
Rudiments of Music
The Start and End of a Dance
Relationship Between Beats and Steps
Kind of Tune
Origin of the Tunes