La contredanse de Louis “Pitou” Boudreault

Welcome to the first of the Coronavirus series of tune instructions here at ToqueTrad. We decided to pick some tunes that we loved, but weren’t necessarily the most played and were deserving of some instruction opportunities.

The first on our list is a tune from the Repertoire of Louis “Pitou” Boudreault, from Chicoutimi in the Saguenay region of Quebec.

Below we will embed two videos; one at speed and one slowed down a little bit and with double stops removed for your learning pleasure. Use the Youtube video speed option to slow down even more.

La contredanse de Louis “Pitou” Boudreault (at speed)
La contredanse de Louis “Pitou” Boudreault (slow)

In the slow version, our dog, Laddie, is spending most of the second run-through padding back and forth, stealing laundry.

The transcription below is not “the way” to play this tune but rather “a way” to play the tune. Use it in good health.

Transcription by Rob Rohr, April 2020

Feel free to let us know in the comments what you think about this tune, this format, and if you have any requests for future tunes to cover in the same manner.

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Stay well and stay sane!

Rob & Donna at ToqueTrad

1 thought on “La contredanse de Louis “Pitou” Boudreault”

  1. Hey Rob and Donna, Thanks for arranging the virtual jam last Sunday, I totally enjoyed it. And a special thanks for the 2 videos and the sheet music for the Contradanse a Pitou.
    Not sure if there is more info. from the session posted ….?
    I can’t find the list I wrote down of all the tunes we played.
    thanks again,

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