[SCA-Dance] Traditional Music Library

Tom Vincent Tom.Vincent at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 2 14:31:57 EDT 2006

Just found this site...


...which is described below. 


Tom Vincent


    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
        sound like.

*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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-folk-music/index.htm>-some 200+ 
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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/folk-song-lyrics/fsl.html> collection 
3700+ items

A huge collection 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/songs-midis.html>of around 
4000 traditional & folk songs with *midi* files and *lyrics*

*TABLATURE* This is the sheet music, GUITAR TAB 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/songs-tab/songs-tab.html>, and 
<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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/bluegrass-songbook/index.htm> - 
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 

Song Collection 
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 
favorite pieces.

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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sea-shanty/0sea-shanty.htm> a 
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.

Cowboy songbook 
<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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/singing-bluegrass-harmony.htm>. We 
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 
break-neck speeds.

*TRADITIONAL DANCE * - Appalachian Clogging 
(stepping) tutorial by Rosie Davis.

*EDUCATIONAL* Singing and playing 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sing_play/singing_playing.htm> a 
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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sing_play/convert%20chords.htm> to 
allow you to translate chords between any keys, Chord charts 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/chords/chords.htm> and Scale charts 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/scales/musical-scales.htm> for 
Guitar, Banjo (5 string G tuning), Mandolin and Fiddle (violin), an 
extensive traditional & folk music oriented Encyclopedic Dictionary of 
Music <http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/traditional-music/ency/a1.htm>, 
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 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/sing_play/Twelve_Bar_Blues.htm>, plus 
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 
traditional music.

Fake Book & Real Book 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/fb-finder/fbf00.html>Finder - A 
contents list of many popular fakebooks and realbooks.

<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/nwc_tunebook/index.htm>in Noteworthy 
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 


See the order information page HERE 
<http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/order.htm> place order using Paypal 
HERE <http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/order-place.htm>


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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