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Piano Playing for Scottish Country Dancing

Sun 28 February 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


A one-day practical course for people with piano skills who would like to
explore the role of the pianist in a Scottish Country Dance band. Not
just for dancers – this is also your chance to bring your friend/family
member into your world!

The course will cover:
 The role of the piano in a SCD band
 Bow-and-curtsey chords
 Vamping styles for reels, jigs and strathspeys
 The “shape” of a SCD set of tunes
 Next steps

Pianists don’t need to be top-flight soloists. This is a very different
approach: most of the time we’re not playing the tune. Some music
theory is useful, especially understanding major and minor chords.
There will be plenty of practice time, pianos/headphones provided.

When: Sunday 28 February, 10am – 3pm

Where: Lynne’s Studio, 11 Edwin Street, Belmont, Lower Hutt

Bring: Lunch (tea/coffee provided); A digital piano/keyboard if you have one

Cost: $10

To register: email Lynne lynne@scott.gen.nz

Or phone 021 846596

Lynne is the RSCDS NZBranch Music Adviser.


Sun 28 February
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Lynne Scott
04 5650164 / 021 846596