RSCDS starter kit

Steve Wyrick

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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 <xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> 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 ..................... xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
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> -- Western Union internal memo, 1876
>

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Steve Wyrick -- Walnut Creek, California

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