Throw in pdf's of the sheet music for the name tunes for each dance,
or even better some simple 3-tune arrangements and you also have
something that a teacher could give to local musicians to help
encourage live music...
On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 1:58 AM, Anselm Lingnau <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Here's a little suggestion to the Powers That Be: All the music for the > Society's »selection of core dances« (100 or so, »introductory« > and »intermediate«) would easily fit on a single CD as MP3 files. There would > be ample space left to include the corresponding dance descriptions as PDF > files, and possibly RSCDS publicity flyers, posters etc., also as PDF. How > does this look for a »starter kit«? > > It could be produced quite cheaply -- a suitably qualified person, who would > not have to be an Edinburgh-based RSCDS employee, with the right equipment, > could probably do the work from raw data (existing RSCDS CDs and books) to > masterable image in a week or so -- and it could be sold for, say, £30 or £40 > (off the top of my head). It wouldn't hurt sales of the existing books and > CDs too much, as serious teachers would probably want to get the whole set > eventually -- but it would give a great kick-start to people who are just > starting out, without requiring a huge financial outlay. Think »university > students«, which is where much of the action happens in places outside > Scotland, who are usually savvy enough to deal with MP3 and PDF, and who > don't usually have great wads of surplus money to burn on books and CDs. > > In addition, such a »starter kit« would serve as a morale builder for the > membership at large -- as in »We try to do something to get new groups off > the ground more easily« --, would be a project that many members will agree > (I think) is a reasonable use of Society money in the spirit of the Society's > aims (more so than some others we have heard about), and would pay for itself > if not become a net fund-raiser in the long run. > > Remember you heard it here first. > > Anselm > -- > Anselm Lingnau, Friedberg, Germany ..................... email@example.com > This »telephone« has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a > means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. > -- Western Union internal memo, 1876 >