[SCA-Dance] Traditional Music Library
Tom.Vincent at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 2 14:31:57 EDT 2006
Just found this site...
...which is described below.
A traditional and folk music archive of songbooks, tune-books,
sheet-music, lyrics, midis, tablature, plus music reference, chord
diagrams and music educational materials.
The traditional and folk music here is split into various
songbook or tune-book collections each with a particular theme,
this could be the particular type of traditional folk or roots
music or its source. Includes: musical scores from which you can
print sheet music, song sheets with lyrics & chords, tablature,
chord diagrams, instrument info and music education resources.
There are also MIDI files to play so you can hear what the tunes
*The main sections of the site are listed below, or to see everything,
go to the main menu HERE
Traditional *Irish folk* music songbook and tune-book
favorite Irish music, tunes and songs in a 3 part collection. This
collection of songs and tunes includes many of the best known and liked
folk songs and tunes. There is also a collection of many Irish songs
(or songs with Irish associations) with chords marked for guitar etc.
Traditional & Folk Song Lyrics
A huge collection
4000 traditional & folk songs with *midi* files and *lyrics*
*TABLATURE* This is the sheet music, GUITAR TAB
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/mandolin-tab/mandolin-tab.html> to go
with the above 4000 songs.
Traditional Bluegrass music pages with tune-book and songbook
Around 250 traditional bluegrass songs and tunes commonly performed in
this style. These tunes and songs are mostly American folk or roots
pieces including some sacred and inspirational songs. They include many
numbers which are the most popular and often heard in bluegrass jam
sessions and performances. The bluegrass style is characterized by fast
tempo with an emphasis on the five string banjo and harmony singing.
Bill Munroe and Flatt and Scruggs are often credited with originating
this style. There is also educational material on how to play the
bluegrass instruments and sing bluegrass harmonies, as well as a large
collection of around 1000 *bluegrass lyrics* here
with 900+ traditional & folk* songs with chords* in easy keys.
Traditional Scottish music songbook and tune-book
around 140 favorite Scottish tunes and songs. As with the Irish
tune-book an effort has been made to include all the best know and
Traditional Old-time (Oldtimey) tune-book and songbook
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/old-time-music/index.htm> - 300+
tunes & songs commonly associated with the American "old-time" or
genre. Old-time music is essentially American folk and roots music,
although very many of the pieces trace back to European origins.
Old-time and traditional bluegrass music have many songs and tunes in
common but the playing styles are very different. With old-time, the
emphasis is much more on tunes and dance music, and often a deliberate
effort is made to perform the music in the same way as it might have
been done in the rural settings of 100 years ago. There is also a large
collection of old-time song lyrics
, here you will also find the Carter Family Song book
There is also a page with links
to other old-time related sites.
Folk revival songbook
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folksw/index.htm> - 70+ popular folk
songs associated with the 60's folk revival. This is a mixed bag of folk
and roots music from more than one country. The connecting feature being
that they are all pieces that were popular in folk clubs around the UK
during the 60's . There is also a page with links
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/links.htm> to many traditional music
and folk related sites.
Sea Shanties & Songs of the sea
collection of 200+ items.
Traditional Children's Songs & Nursery Rhymes
a collection of 300+ items.
Traditional Christmas music, carols and hymns songbook
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/christmas-music/index.htm> - 80+
popular Christmas carols and songs.
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/cowboy-songs/index.htm> - 70+ Cowboy,
Western and Pioneer songs.
Bawdy songs <http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/bawdy-songs/index.htm> -
Songbook with around 80 bawdy or rugby type songs (Warning some of these
lyrics may be considered offensive.)
Stephen Foster songs
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/stephen-foster/index.htm> - Songbook
with 70+ popular songs by Stephen Foster.
Popular & Best Know Traditional and folk music
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/favtunesw/index.htm> - a collection
of 80+ well known traditional song and dance tunes.
Pub Session Tunes
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/pub-session-tunes/idxv3as.htm> - A 3
part collection of 200+ tunes commonly played at pub sessions and other
music sessions in the British Isles. This excellent collection probably
includes 80% of the tunes you are likely to hear in English pub music
Sussex Folk Orchestra Tunes
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sfo/music/idxv9bs.htm> - A collection
of 70+ tunes played by the Sussex Folk Orchestra. This collection
contains a "bit of everything" including English, Irish, Welsh,
Scottish, American, Cajun, European etc.
*MORE TABLATURE *Looking for Tablature (Tab)? If so we have a product
which might help. The "*Just the Tune*" album series features many of
the best and most popular of bluegrass, oldtimey and traditional tunes
played in authentic traditional styles by award winning
multi-instrumentalist *Rick Townend*. As well as being excellent
listening music, these mixed format music CDs(download versions also
available) can also print out sheet music and tab for Guitar, Banjo,
Mandolin, Dulcimer, Dobro or Tenor Banjo, for each track. Check it out
HERE <http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/albumlist.htm>, there is also a
similar product for bluegrass harmony singing HERE
have had a lot of positive feedback from Appalachian clog dancers who
have been finding the Just the Tune series
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/albumlist.htm> ideal for beginners to
dance to as they most of the preferred tunes but not at the usual
*TRADITIONAL DANCE * - Appalachian Clogging
(stepping) tutorial by Rosie Davis.
*EDUCATIONAL* Singing and playing
large collection of material aimed at helping you be a better singer or
instrumentalist. Includes a complete book on how
to sing, A chord translation table
allow you to translate chords between any keys, Chord charts
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/chords/chords.htm> and Scale charts
Guitar, Banjo (5 string G tuning), Mandolin and Fiddle (violin), an
extensive traditional & folk music oriented Encyclopedic Dictionary of
an extensive music tech, audio and home recording glossary HERE
a simple guide to Jazz Chords for guitar
a basic guide on playing 12 bar blues on any instrument
lots of other music education goodies.
*Song Finder* <http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-finder/sf00.html>
- an index of popular music and songs from the last 500 years(approx)
Songbook Finder <http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sb-finder/sbf00.html>
- A contents list for 62 popular songbooks and tune-books of folk and
Fake Book & Real Book
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/fb-finder/fbf00.html>Finder - A
contents list of many popular fakebooks and realbooks.
*NOTEWORTHY COMPOSER FORMAT MUSIC *10 tune books
Composer format including O'Neill's Dance music of Ireland (1600+ tunes)
(Other new Noteworthy Composer format items available from main menu
You can view a 2 part contents list for all (non-NWC format) the tunes
and songs on this site from HERE
*ORDER OUR PAID DOWNLOAD VERSIONS *
See the order information page HERE
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/order.htm> place order using Paypal
*WEB RESOURCES & OTHER INFO*
About this site - how it started etc look HERE
For music technology (home recording etc) and music software related
links look HERE.
There is also a vast list of traditional music related web resources you
can view from HERE.
For musical instrument related web resources (banjo, guitar, fiddle,
mandolin etc) look HERE
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