How to make your own footboard, including a piezo contact microphone, from Jeff Kaufman.
In this blog post, Jeff Kaufman (Free Raisins) gives research-based suggestions for how to mic a mandolin.
In this blog post, Jeff Kaufman (Free Raisins) explains and gives audio examples of percussive mandolin playing for contra dances.
A series of videos from Jeff Kaufman (Free Raisins) about how he plays mandolin for contra dances.
In this blog post, Jeff Kaufman describes some basics of playing guitar for contra dances.
Simple and Less Simple Contra Dance Piano
In this series of blog posts, Jeff Kaufman describes how to play piano for contra dances.
Simple Contra Dance Piano (2011)
Simple Contra Dance Piano: Interesting Left Hand (2011)
Simple Contra Dance Piano: More Left Hand (2011)
Less Simple Contra Dance Piano (2019)
Notes on Playing Contra Dance Piano
Eric Anderson provides many ideas on how to play piano for contra dances in these notes taken from a live workshop.
Perpetual e-Motion Interview Series
Interviews with Perpetual e-Motion (Ed Howe, John Cote) on a variety of aspects of playing for contra dances including fiddling for dance, guitar rhythms for dance, fitting music and dance, acoustic playing, electronic effects, and doing your own sound.
From Dennis C Merritt
In this blog post, Jeff Kaufman explores some considerations to make when creating dance sets. Community discussion follows.
In this blog post, Jeff Kaufman provides some thoughts on how to match tunes to contra dances.