Piano accompaniment techniques for traditional dance music, by Peter Barnes. 140 pages (2018) (first printing 1993)
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.