Notes on Composing Contras PDF
These handwritten notes from 1988
were scanned from a copy of the original at 300 dpi and converted to
PDF (with help from Martha Edwards).
They are posted with permission from Al Olson.
Topics include -
A Brief History of Contra Dance
Why Compose Contras?
Prerequisites for Composing Contras
Sources of Ideas for Your Contras
Diagramming Your Dance
Concepts for Composers
Random Thoughts for Composers
A Bad Contra
Some Trends in Contra
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