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A huge archive of traditional, folk & old music - song-books with lyrics & chords, tune-books, sheet-music, scores, old songs, midi backing tracks, tabs, music lessons & theory, learn to play guides for various instruments, chord diagrams, scales and other music educational & academic reference materials.

The traditional and folk music here is categorised into various sections such as: Bluegrass, Old-time(Oldtimey), Old Country music, Carter Family, Cowboy songs, Jazz, Blues, Christian music - Country Gospel, Worship, Old-time Hymns, Spirituals, Christmas Music, Celtic - Irish & Scottish, Ballads, Blues, Session Tunes, Children's Songs etc. Tablature for Guitar & mandolin, Singing lessons, Song writing, Chord Charts for piano, guitar, mandolin & banjo. Downloadable PDF scores to print sheet music and MIDI backing tracks for many of the songs. A complete library of 100,000+ pages for musicians, bands, music teachers, music students or plain lovers of older music.


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AMERICANA Bluegrass, Folk, Traditional, Country Music, Regional, Cowboy etc.

700 Old American Songs Folk, popular & religious music genres, lyrics+PDF American Ballads & Folk Songs Lomax's famous book, songs, sheet music, & info Our Singing Country Vol 2 of above, songs, sheet music, notes & commentary. American Ballads & Songs Traditional American songs lyrics & sheet music. The Riverside Song Book 170+ Classic American Songs With Lyrics & Sheet Music
AFRICAN AMERICAN
Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs 300+ song lyrics with downloadable PDF versions. On The Trail Of Negro Folk-Songs - Negro folk songs, lyrics, sheet music & commentaries. Negro Folk Rhymes - A detailed study of Negro folk music & its origins with sheet musicAfro-American Folk songs - A Study In Racial And National Music, Sheet Music & Lyrics Folk Songs Of the American Negro - Investigation into American negro folk songs Negro Melodies Plantation Pieces, Camp Meeting Songs - Lyrics for 180+ songs
BLUEGRASS
Top 500 most popular Bluegrass - Lyrics with chords for banjo, guitar, mandolin etc Bluegrass Songs - lyrics with chords - 900+ songs for banjo, guitar, mandolin Traditional Bluegrass music with lyrics, midis & sheet-music - 250+ bluegrass favourites Bluegrass lyrics - Around 1000 song lyrics, also with downloadable PDF and RTF Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel songs - 1700+ songs lyrics,chords & PDF. Common Session Tunes,- 1600+ guitar & mandolin tabs with sheetmusic, midis & MP3 Bluegrass Ballads - Lyrics for songs relating to the Kentucky of 100 years ago. Playing Bluegrass
Learning Bluegrass Jamming - Tutorial Techniques for the Bluegrass Instruments - & Improvisation Methods by Rick Townend How To Sing Bluegrass Harmony - Easy tutorial by Rick Townend Bluegrass Your Fiddle - Insiders & tutorial on Bluegrass Fiddling by Rick Townend A more complete definition of bluegrass and its background - Definition
BLUES and JAZZ (also see under styles)
Jazz Chords for guitar - A simple guide by Rick Townend. Blues Guitar Songs - 400+ contemporary & traditional blues with lyrics, chords, tabs Twelve bar blues on any instrument - A basic guide by Rick Townend. Jazz Standards Collection - 390 vintage pieces from top bands and vocal artists. Jelly Roll Morton - Inventor of jazz book by Alan Lomax, sheet music and lyrics samples. The Book of Jazz - All aspects of jazz explained.
COUNTRY, MUSIC
800 Old country Songs from Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Roy Acuff, Red Foley, Jim Reeves etc. - Lyrics, chords & PDF Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel songs - 1700+ songs lyrics,chords & PDF. Country Music Songs - 6000+ old, classic and traditional songs with chords, and PDF . George Jones - Songs he played or wrote(800+ songs)lyrics and chords with PDF Garth Brooks - Songs he played or wrote(340 songs)lyrics and chords with PDF. Merle Haggard - Songs he played or wrote(900+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF Elvis Presley - Songs he played or wrote(1100+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF George Strait - Songs he played or wrote(650+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF. Marty Robbins - Songs he played or wrote(750+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF. Reba McEntire - Songs she played or wrote(400+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF Loretta Lynn - Songs she played or wrote(540+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF Emmylou Harris - Songs she played or wrote(520+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF Kris Kristofferson - Songs he played or wrote(420+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF Willie Nelson - Songs he played or wrote(750+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF HANK WILLIAMS sr - Songs he played or wrote(350+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF JOHNNY CASH - Songs he played or wrote(1400+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF DOLLY PARTON - A comprehensive songbook(600+ items)lyrics and chords with PDF

COWBOY SONGS
Cowboy songbook - 70+ Cowboy, Western & Pioneer songs - lyrics midis & sheetmusic Songs of the Cattle Trail & Cow Camp - by Lomax, cowboy/western songs, lyrics & SM Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads - by Lomax, lyrics SM, notes and commentary Frontier Ballads - A collection of western & frontier songs with lyrics & Illustrations. Cowboy Lyrics - The old west through traditional song & lyrics & authors reminiscences. Songs Of The Cowboys - 100+ Traditional Western & Cowboy Song lyrics.
HAWAIIAN MUSIC
Favourite Hawaiian Songs - 40 songs with lyrics, and sheet music arranged for piano. Kings Hawaiian Melodies - Traditional Hawaiian - SM, lyrics, chords for uke & PDF
OLD-TIME (OLDTIMEY) MUSIC (see also under Folk & Traditional)

399 Traditional Mainly old-time - Lyrics & chords, pop. American vernacular music,PDF Old-Time Songs With Chords - 249 old-time song lyrics with chords for guitar, banjo etc & PDF Trad American Old-time (Oldtimey) - 300+ tunes/songs lyrics, chords, sheet music & midis, Wehman's Universal Songster - Lyrics for 6000+ old-time songs, 1884 to 1899, with PDF & RTF versions (Used as source material by many performers from the Carter family to Bob Dylan.) 900+ Old Time Song Lyrics from Charlie Poole, Ernest Stoneman, Brad Leftwich etc, with PDF and RTF Carter Family Songs with Chords - A fairly complete Carter family repertoire of 200+ song lyrics, with easy chords for guitar, banjo etc. American Old time Music collection - 800 items, fiddle music, old songs, dance music etc, sheet-music with chords, guitar & mandolin tabs, midi tracks and PDF. Common Session Tunes - 1600+ guitar & mandolin tabs with sheetmusic, midis, PDF & MP3 inc many oldtime tuness. The Play-party In Indiana - Traditional songs and games with notes, sheet music & lyrics c1916 'old-time' or 'oldtimey' - Here is a full definition of old-time or oldtimeymusic.

ETHIOPIAN MINSTRELSY, MUSIC-HALL, VAUDAVILLE & VICTORIAN ERA MUSIC
Christy's Plantation Melodies - 176+ Songs from E.P. Christy, Originator of Ethiopian Minstrelsy The Arkansas Traveler's Songster - With Music for Violin or Piano, comic and sentimental songs Christy's Panorama Songster - Minstrel, Comic & Sentimental Song Lyrics by Christy, Campbell, Pierce's Minstrels & Sable Hooley's Opera House Songster - Minstrel, Sentimental, Comic, & Ethiopian Songs from "Hooley's Minstrels". C1863 Also see Wehman's Universal Songster - Lyrics for 6000+ Music Hall, Sentimental, & inspirational late 19th century songs,.
MILITARY RELATED
Bugle Signals, Calls & Marches - Adopted by the War Department, Sheet Music for 200 pieces Songs & Ballads of the American Revolution - 90+ Songs with Notes & Illustrations Moore. Southern War Songs - (Confederate) Camp-Fire, Patriotic & Sentimental 200+ Songs(Illustrated) Songs Of The Soldiers - (Union), 150+ Songs With Notes & Illustrations. Songs Of The Soldiers And Sailors U.S. - 1917 book 60 items by US military for its troops.
NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC & SONG

HOPI SONGS - Native American Songs With Sheet Music, Notation & Commentary Indian Games, Dances & Native Songs - Native American Ceremonials, Sports, and Songs with Sheet Music, Lyrics & Commentary North America Indian Story & Song - With Sheet Music Lyrics & Commentary

OLDER POPULAR SONG COLLECTIONS (most with sheet music)
Franklin Square Song Collection - 200 favourite songs & hymns lyrics & sheet music. Our Familiar Songs & Those Who Made Them - 300+ song lyrics, sheet music(piano) & info. THE SONG BOOK - 350+ American popular song Lyrics with Sheet Music By John Hullah c1884 The National Song Book - 250 mainly Folk-songs, Carols, & Rounds - Sheet Music and Lyrics Popular Songs For The Guitar - 95 Songs arranged for Guitar with Lyrics & Sheet Music. Tunes Dad Whistled - Collection of vintage popular and folk songs - lyrics & sheet music. Old Time Favourite Hits - A collection of vintage popular music with sheets - lyrics & sheet music. Top hit songs from the American music charts of 1930 to 1950 - Lyrics+ PDF and RTF
REGIONAL or PARTICULAR

Sacred Harp Shape Note Songbook - 550 songs from the American Christian tradition. Song-book Of The Commandery Of The State Of Pennsylvania - 60 plus songs of a patriotic or particular interest. University Of Illinois Songbook - 70+ related songs with with sheet music & lyrics 1908 Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - by Mellinger Edward Henry,lyrics & sheet music. Kentucky Mountain Songs - Traditional Folk Songs from that area, Lyrics & Sheet Music. Ballads and Songs of Southern Michigan - 200+ songs, commentary; lyrics & sheet music. Ballads and Songs of Indiana - 100 Songs with commentaries Lyrics & Sheet music. Songs And Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks - includes Lyrics, Histories & Commentaries Rocky Mountain Song Book - A Collection of Early Political Songs circa 1856 English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians - The famous collection by Cecil J. Sharp The 2nd book of English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians - by Cecil J. Sharp

STEPHEN FOSTER

Stephen Foster songs - 70+ popular songs by Stephen Foster, includes most of the minstrel favourites with lyrics, sheet music & midis. The Melodies Of Stephen C. Foster - 150+ of his works with lyrics and sheet music(piano). Stephen Foster biography - complete online book by Harold Vincent Milligan. Stephen Foster "Youth's Golden Gleam",Life & Background In Cincinnati 1846-1850

Christian songs and hymns collection

CHRISTIAN MUSIC, Gospel, Old-Time, Traditional, Worship Songs, Hymns & Christmas Carols

HYMNS & SONG COLLECTIONS with CHORDS
500+ PowerPoints for Popular and Most Sung Church hymns - lyrics, PowerPoints(PPTX) and PDF versions. Music Videos for mosy opf the above 500+ PowerPoint Collection on YouTube.
TOP 500 MOST POPULAR HYMNS - 500+ lyrics with GUITAR CHORDS and PDF versions. Christian Songs With Chords - 1000+ Songs for Worship, Lyrics and Chords with PDF versions Country, Bluegrass and Southern Gospel songs - 1700+ songs lyrics,chords & downloadable PDF. GOSPEL & WORSHIP, 4000+ - Traditional and more modern songs, lyrics & chords with PDF. Gospel Songs - Lyrics With Chords - for guitar, banjo etc, 1200 traditional songs, also with PDF versions. Gospel Songs With Chords - 800 plus worship song lyrics with chord diagrams and PDF versions of the songs.
HYMN & SONG COLLECTIONS
Pentecostal & Apostolic Hymns & Gospel Songs - 1500+ lyrics with PDF. Christian Worship Songs - 500+ Worship and Gospel songs, LYRICS with PDF and RTF for printing and editing. Good Old Hymns - 1400+ lyrics with sheetmusic, midi, mp3 audio and PDF versions. HYMN and GOSPEL SONG LYRICS - 8000+ mainly traditional song lyrics with with PDF versions for printing. Hymn Lyrics - 1900 traditional Christian hymn lyrics also with PDF and RTF versions for printing, editing etc. Traditional Christian Music - Sacred songs, Hymns & Inspirational songs, sheet music & lyrics from Ira D Sankey
AUTHOR COLLECTIONS
Philip Bliss, hymns and songs from this extremely popular songwriter - 160+ lyrics with PDF versions. Sacred Songs and Solos - Ira Sankey's Famous Hymnal, 1200 lyrics with PDF Ira Sankey, hymns from the Famous Revival hymn writer - 300+ lyrics with PDF versions. John Newton, hymns from the author of 'Amazing Grace' - 200+ lyrics with PDF versions. Isaac Watts Hymns Collection - 500+ lyrics with PDF versions. Charles Wesley Hymns Collection - 1100+ lyrics with PDF versions. Hymns and Songs from Fanny Crosby - 500+ lyrics from the 'Queen of Gospel Songs' with PDF versions.
HYMNALS
Salvation Army Hymnal - 760 hymns, lyrics, & PDF also with a book of sheet music for download. Seventh Day Adventist Hymnal - 690 hymns, lyrics, Powerpoints(PPT), Midi, MP3 & PDF Sacred Songs and Solos - Ira Sankey's Famous Hymnal, 1200 lyrics with PDF Adventist Hymnal - for Seventh Day & other Adventist Denominations, 450+ lyrics with PDF Hymns & Songs Derived from the Psalms - 140+ lyrics with PDF versions. Presbyterian Hymnal (words version) - 500+ lyrics with PDF versions. The Baptist Hymnal - 500+ good old hymns and spiritual song lyrics with PDF. The Book Of Common Praise - Anglican Hymnal of 650+ lyrics with midi music and PDF. Complete Lutheran Hymnal(words version) - 600+ lyrics with PDF versions. Hymns Ancient and Modern - 700+ lyrics with midi tracks and PDF versions. Trinity Hymnal - 850+ lyrics with midi tracks and PDF versions. Methodist Hymnal (words version) - 950+ lyrics with PDF versions. CATHOLIC HYMNAL - 500+ lyrics with PDF versions. Faber's Catholic Hymns - 88 Most Popular & Representative Catholic Christian Hymns From Frederick William Faber Church Hymns & Tunes - 600+ traditional pieces of church music with sheet music & lyrics. The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers - 450 Christian Songs & Hymns By Roundell Palmer
SPECIAL INTEREST
Christian Songs for Children - 250 songs for Junior church, boot camp, Sunday school etc Lyrics, chords & PDF. Negro Spirituals and Slave Songs - 300+ Traditional song lyrics with downloadable PDF versions. Shaker Music - 500 songs & Hymns, sheetmusic & PDF Sacred Harp Shape Note Songbook - 550 songs from the American Christian tradition. Songs from the St Lawrence - The Northern Harp collection of inspirational songs part 1, lyrics Forest Melodies. - The Northern Harp collection of inspirational songs part 2, lyrics Temperance Hymn Book - And Minstrels A Collection Of 105 Christian Hymns, Songs & Odes 1841.
TOPICAL HYMNS and SONGS
Hymns about Forgiveness - 400+ lyrics Chords & PDF. Hymns about the Holy Trinity - 180 lyrics and PDF. Hymns for Confirmation services - 80 lyrics and PDF. Hymns and Songs for Christian Baptism and Christening - 120 lyrics and PDF. Angel related Hymns & Songs - 500+ lyrics and PDF. Popular Hymns and Songs for Funeral services - 100+ lyrics, chords and PDF. Top 100+ Most Popular Wedding Hymns and Songs - with lyrics, chords and PDF. Hymns for Communion(The Eucharist) - 140+ Lyrics with PDF Hymns and Songs about Jesus' Return(The Second Coming) - 350+ Lyrics with PDF Hymns and Songs about Heaven - A collection of 500+ Traditional lyrics with PDF
SEASONAL HYMNS and SONGS
Epiphany Hymns - 140+ Traditional Lyrics also with downloadable PDF Lent Hymns - 150+ Traditional Lyrics, midi music and PDF Hymns for passiontide - (last two weeks of lent) 120 lyrics and PDF. Hymns for Holy Week - 160+ Traditional Lyrics with midi music and PDF Easter Hymns - 450+ Traditional Lyrics, midi music and PDF Hymns for Ascension - 100+ Traditional Lyrics(some with chords) and PDF 200 Hymns for Pentecost - Holy Spirit and Whitsuntide related Traditional lyrics with PDF Hymns and Songs for Thanksgiving and Harvest - A collection of 100+ Traditional lyrics with PDF Advent Hymns - 200+ Traditional Lyrics also with downloadable PDF
CHRISTMAS MUSIC
Christmas Banner 900px Christmas MUSIC VIDEOS - Hymns, Carols & Songs - Lyrics with Orchestral Music - our collection on YouTube.

Also Check out our Christmas Carol Music Videos Playlist on YouTube


PowerPoints for 280 Christmas Hymns, Carols & Songs - also with Lyrics and PDF. Christmas Hymns, Carols and Songs - 800+ Traditional Lyrics also with downloadable PDF. CHRISTMAS SONGS and CAROLS - 160 Traditional & contemporary songs with chords for guitar, banjo etc & PDF. Traditional Christmas, carols and hymns - 90 popular Christmas carols and songs - lyrics, sheet music & midis. Christmas Carols, Ancient And Modern - 15th to 19th century Carols with extensive historical information.
Childrens Music

CHILDREN'S TRADITIONAL and POPULAR SONGS & NURSERY RHYMES

Summer-Camp All-Age campfire & communal song-book - 400+ Songs, lyrics, chords & Pdf. Christian Songs for Children - 250 Songs for Junior church, Sunday school etc. Lyrics,chords & PDF Children's Songs, Nursery Rhymes and Action Songs - with Chords, 200+ Items with PDF. Traditional and Contemporary Children's Songs & Nursery Rhymes - 300+ items - lyrics.
MAINLY TRADITIONAL:
Mother Goose's Traditional Nursery Rhymes - (300+ pages) with lyrics & some sheet music. Traditional English Nursery Songs - Nicely illustrated & illuminated collection of lyrics. Merry Songs & Games For The Kindergarten - 90 Pieces with lyrics & sheet music One hundred New Kindergarten Songs - Lyrics & sheet music. Song Stories For The Kindergarten - 90 Pieces with lyrics & sheet music, illustrated songbook Mother Goose Songs Without Words - Children's beginner piano using Mother Goose Songs. Old English Nursery Songs - 37 Pieces arranged for piano Illustrated by Anne Anderson. Our Children's Songs With Illustrations - A complication of nearly 200 Children's Song Lyrics. Songs Of The Child World - 60 Children's Songs with lyrics & sheet music. Songs Of Childhood - Illustrated - 129 songs for Children With Lyrics & Sheet Music. Songs Games And Rhymes - 200 songs with lyrics & Sheet music The Child's Own Music Book - 472+ Songs & Tunes - Graded Piano, Lyrics & Sheet Music Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland & Ireland, including Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations, by ALICE BERTHA GOMME of the Folklore Society. This is a large two volume dictionary like reference book of nearly 1000 pages - look up all those games you used to play in the junior school playground. Volume 1 - ACCROSHAY to NUTS IN MAY. Volume 2 - OATS AND BEANS to WOULD YOU KNOW. Songs Every Child Should Know - The Best Songs Of All Nations with Sheet Music & Lyrics GRANDMAMA'S SONG BOOK - Cautionary moral songs, with lyrics and sheet music. English Folk-Songs For Schools - 50+ Popular Songs With Sheet Music & Lyrics What the Children Sing - Sheet Music & Lyrics, 100+ Most Popular Songs, Rhymes & Games. With Tunes.
Childrens Music

FOLK, TRADITIONAL and MISC, Lyrics-Chords and Sheet Music Collections

TOP 1000 FOLKSONGS with CHORDS - Top folk & old-time songs, lyrics, chords etc. & PDF Traditional & Folk Song Lyrics - Huge collection 3700+ song lyrics, also with downloadable PDF and RTF versions. A huge collection - of around 4000 songs, mostly traditional & folk with midi files and lyrics, also with PDF and RTF. Folk Song Collection - 900+ traditional & folk song lyrics with chords in easy keys.
BAWDY & DRINKING SONGS
Bawdy songs - 80 bawdy or rugby type songs, midis, lyrics & sheet music (Warning contains risqué material.) A Tankard Of Ale - An Anthology 120 Of Drinking Songs - lyrics
FOLK SINGER SONGWRITERS
RALPH MCTELL - Songs he played or wrote 250+ songs, lyrics and chords with PDF TOM PAXTON - Songs he played or wrote 300+ songs, lyrics and chords with PDF THE BYRDS - a complete(ish) song book of 2000+ songs, lyrics and chords with PDF Peter, Paul and Mary - a complete(ish) song book of 400+ items lyrics, chords and some tab with PDF The Kingston Trio - 350+ songs they played or wrote, lyrics, chords and PDF. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN songbook - 1200+ songs he played or wrote lyrics, chords and PDF. GORDON LIGHTFOOT songbook - 400+ songs he played or wrote lyrics, chords and PDF. PHIL OCHS songbook - 180+ songs he played or wrote lyrics, chords and PDF. JOAN BAEZ songbook - 460+ songs she played or wrote lyrics, chords and PDF. WOODY GUTHRIE songbook - 225 songs he played or wrote lyrics, chords and PDF. PETE SEEGER songbook - 220 songs he played or wrote lyrics, chords and PDF. BOB DYLAN - A complete(ish) songbook(600+), lyrics, chords and PDF he performs DONOVAN - A complete(ish) songbook 300+ songs, lyrics, chords and PDF, mostly his, own songs. LEONARD COHEN - Songbook 330+ songs, lyrics, chords and PDF, mostly his, own songs.
THEMED COLLECTIONS
Old English Songs, 1000+ songs, from folk,old popular and religious music genres, lyrics with PDF NOVELTY SONGS, - 300 song lyrics, of popular comedy, parody and one-hit-wonders, with PDF for printing. POLITICAL SONGS,550 songs about politics, unions, workers rights and solidarity with pdf for printing. PROTEST SONGS, 380 songs - anti-war, civil-rights, injustice, racism, social exclusion etc. THE SKIFFLE SONG BOOK - 200+ greats from Lonnie Donegan,The Vipers,Chris Barber, Chas Mcdevitt and other Skiffle bands GEORGE FORMBY SONG BOOK - 190 songs some with chords and MP3 of original audio recordings, inc PDF. MOST REQUESTED UKULELE SONG-BOOK - 400+ songs with lyrics and chords -great collection, with PDF All about the famous song Grandfather's Clock - With scores piano and voice, also with Sequel song, PDF etc All about the famous song Home Sweet Home - With full scores piano and voice, midi music, pdf lyrics. All about the famous song Sussex by the Sea - With full 11 page score piano and voice, midi music, pdf score The Angler's Songbook - A Collection of complete lyrics for 200+ Songs Related to Angling
OLDER POPULAR MUSIC
World War One(WW1) - 190 songs from The World War One Era(c1900-1925), Pack Up Your Troubles, Tipperary etc. lyrics & PDF. 200+ 1940s Top Songs popular during world-war 2 - Vera Lynn, George Formby, Gracie Fields, Glen Miller, Andrews Sisters etc MOST REQUESTED UKULELE SONG-BOOK - 400+ songs with lyrics & chords with PDF. Soldier Songs - WWI songs as sung by British troops - lyrics. Top Rock and Pop songs with chords - 3000+ mostly old classic rock and pop songs with chords. LOVE SONG LYRICS Contemporary & classic - 2800 love songs with lyrics, chords and PDF for print out.
Tablature-C-scale

COLLECTIONS WITH SHEET MUSIC and/or

TABLATURE for GUITAR & MANDOLIN

250+ Modern fiddle and Dance tunes - Traditional Style music from Canadian Based Musician Paul Gitlitz. Favourite Songs & Hymns For School & Home - 450 world's best songs and hymns, lyrics & sheet music Folk Songs Of Many Nations - national folk songs with lyrics & sheet music. Pub Session Tunes, 3 part collection of 200+ tunes commonly played at pub music sessions in the British Isles, sheet music, lyrics & midis. Sussex Folk Orchestra Tunes,70+ tunes played by the Sussex Folk Orchestra - English, Irish, Greek, Italian, Welsh, Scottish, American, Cajun, European etc Folk revival songbook - 70+ folk songs associated with the 60's UK folk revival. - includes lyrics, sheet music & midis. Popular & Best Known Traditional & Folk music - 80+ best known traditional song/dance tunes, lyrics sheet music & midis.
TABLATURE
GUITAR TAB -(with sheet music) for around 4000 songs MANDOLIN TAB - (with sheet music) for around 4000 songs American Old time Music sheet-music & GUITAR tabs,800 tunes, fiddle music, old songs, dance music etc, + MP3 American Old time Music sheet-music & MANDOLIN tabs, 800 tunes, fiddle music, old songs, dance music etc, + MP3 Common Session Tunes, sheet-music with Guitar Tab - 1600+ tunes with sheet music, midis, PDF & MP3 Common Session Tunes, sheet-music with Mandolin Tab - 1600+ tunes with sheet music, midis, PDF & MP3 Irish Music, sheet-music with Guitar Tabs - 2900+ tunes with sheet music, midis, PDF & MP3 Irish Music, sheet-music with Mandolin Tabs - 2900+ tunes with sheet music, midis, PDF & MP3 Scottish sheet-music with Guitar Tabs - 4000+ tunes with sheet music, midi tracks, PDF & MP3 Scottish sheet-music with Mandolin Tabs - 4000+ tunes with sheet music, midi tracks, PDF & MP3 Folk & Traditional Music, sheet-music with guitar tabs - 10,000+ tunes & songs with midi, PDF & MP3 Folk & Traditional Music, sheet-music with mandolin tabs - 10,000+ tunes & songs with midi, PDF & MP3
The "Just the Tune" album series
This (paid product) 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 only) can also print out sheet music and tab for Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Dobro or Tenor Banjo, for each track. Check it out HERE, there is also a similar product for bluegrass harmony singing HERE Appalachian clog dancers may find the Just the Tune series ideal for beginners to dance to as they include most of the preferred tunes but not at the usual break-neck speeds.
Music Education

MUSIC EDUCATION and HELPERS

Singing and playing - is the menu for all the music education material on this site.
SINGING & SONGWRITING

How to set song lyrics to music and easily create a tune - A non-technical guide for hands-on musicians and song writers. How to Sing - Complete instruction book. How to Sing a Song - Voice and Body training for artistic song interpretation. Voice Training In Speech & Song - Online tutorial with exercises. Training the Singing Voice - An Analysis Of The Working Concepts of Vocal Pedagogy. Songwriters Lyric Helpers - Orthometry, Versification & Technicalities Of Poetry also with RHYMING DICTIONARY. How To Sing Bluegrass Harmony - Easy tutorial by Rick Townend How To Write A Popular Song - A non-technical how-to-do it system for the aspiring song writer. Aural Culture Based on Musical Appreciation - Exercises & tutorial material for sight singing HOW TO SING PLAIN CHANT - The practical rules and methods for performance of this ancient form of Church Music.

CHORDS, SCALES, MUSIC THEORY & MUSICIAN'S HELPERS
Chord Charts & finger diagrams - Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo (5 string G & C tuning), Mandolin, Piano and Fiddle(violin), with PDF Scale charts - for Guitar, Banjo Mandolin and Fiddle (violin). Chord Translation table - Allows you to easily translate chords between any keys Chord Sequence Charts - For Session Tunes & Songs Charts with the chord playing sequences for more than 600 popular session and jam songs and tunes. Session Tune Chord Sequence Playing Charts Mainly Oldtimey/bluegrass - charts of chord playing sequences for 400 popular session and jam songs and tunes. Jazz Chords for guitar - A simple guide by Rick Townend. Beginners Harmony - Constructing accompaniments, melodies etc, complete textbook for music students. Scales & Arpeggios - For keyboard with exercises. MUSICAL MEMORY - A System To Cultivate The Musical Memory For Musicians The Nashville Numbering System - A simple way to transpose chords to different keys.
STYLES

Twelve bar blues on any instrument. a - basic guide by Rick Townend. Teach Yourself Jazz - - an introduction for musicians wishing to add jazz to their playing styles. EXTEMPORE PLAYING - - tutorial - 40 Lessons, how to correctly play improvisations.

INSTRUMENTS

MOST REQUESTED UKULELE SONG-BOOK - 400+ songs with lyrics and chords -great collection, with PDFs. Funny Sings for Ukulele - A Collection of old songs arranged for ukulele with sheet music and lyrics. First Step, How to Play the Ukulele - Basic self instructor by Lew Stern, with songs, chords, lyrics and PDF version. The Harry Reser Ukulele Method - Basic level self instructor with sheet music, 31 songs, chords, lyrics and PDF version. 200 songs for Ukulele - Sheet music with uke chord diagrams and chord letter notation with PDF for printing. The Modern Ukulele Method - Complete Online Instructor by May Singhi Breen (the original Ukulele Lady) inc PDF version. Self learning tutorial for UKULELE - , includes song folio with lyrics & sheet music. The Kamiki UKULELE Method - Tutorial for playing Hawaiian style ukulele with sample songs, sheet & lyrics. Baritone Ukulele Self Instructor - A Simplified, Illustrated uke tutorial with PDF version for Download Hawaiian Steel Guitar - A Simple Chord Based Tutor For Learning Steel Guitar Played With a Sliding Steel Bar Bluegrass Your Fiddle - - An Easy Insiders guide and tutorial on Bluegrass Fiddling by Rick Townend. Mandolin Self Instructor - complete online tutorial - For beginner to intermediate, with tune folio, diagrams & PDF. How to play the Bluegrass instruments - Tutorial by Rick Townend How To Play All The Instruments - Beginners "get your started guide" for guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, Ukulele, Hawaiian Guitar, violin, Saxophone, Trumpet and Cornet, clarinet, flute, piccolo, musical saw and many others. BANJO - An easy get-you-started tutorial - Banjo, Frailing or Clawhammer, Bluegrass or Scruggs style. BANJO - A Book Of Five Strings - Tutorial for old-time banjo by Patrick Costello BANJO - The Eclipse Self-Instructor for 5 string banjo - 1915 instruction manual for playing banjo. BANJO - The New Method for Tenor Banjo - 1919, tutorial the science and art of Banjo playing. The History And Development Of Musical Instruments - In Various Cultures From The Earliest Times by Carl Engel PLAYING THE RECORDERS - How to Play The Descant, Treble, Tenor and Bass Recorders Handbook Of VIOLIN Playing - A Tutorial For Classical Style Violin Make Your Own Spanish Guitar - Complete plans & Instruction MELODEON & Seraphine Instructor - Complete Instruction manual plus excellent collection of Victorian songs. The First Principles Of Pianoforte Playing - , for school or self learners complete tutorial.

REFERENCE WORKS

REFERENCE WORKS & FIND SONG INFORMATION

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Music - - with extensive traditional & folk music references.
BALLADS & SONGS
The Oxford Book of Ballads - The Best English Lyric Ballads Chosen & Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch c1910 A PEPYSIAN GARLAND - Black-letter Broadside Ballads Of years 1595-1639 From The Collection Of Samuel Pepys A Century Of Ballads 1810-1910 - Their Composers & Singers Inc. "Old Ballads And Ballad Makers" by Harold Simpson The English And Scottish Popular Ballads collection - Francis Child's reference work for folk songs & ballads. We also have below the full 8 volume version that Child published in 1860 Volume 1 - Volume 2 - Volume 3 - Volume 4 - Volume 5 - Volume 6 - Volume 7 - Volume 8 - Popular Music Of The Olden Time Volume 1 - by W. Chappell reference work for traditional Songs, BalladsPopular Music Of The Olden Time Volume 2 - Stories of Famous Songs Vol 1 - Histories & background information on some of the world's most famous. Stories of Famous Songs Vol 2
FOLK & NATIONAL MUSIC
The National Music of America - Sources & Factors Influential In Forming America's Music, By Louis C. ElsonIntroduction to Folk Music In the United States - Complete book by Bruno Nettl The National Music Of The World - styles, characteristics & meaning of music associated with the traditions Curiosities of Music - Rare facts about the music traditions of ancient & "savage nations" by Louis C Elson. Folk & Traditional Music of the Western Continents - folk & traditional music of Europe, Africa & America Military Music And Its Story - The Rise & Development Of Military Music by Henry George Farmer. Studies In Folk-song And Popular Poetry - by Alfred M. Williams 1895
MISC
INDEX To Kindergarten Songs Including Singing Games and Folk Songs - by Margery Closey Quigley What is a Barlow Knife - and some comments on song and music titles. The Killaloe March and The Connaught Rangers - - history notes.
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Music Tech, audio and home recording glossary - extensive. Acoustics & Sound For Musicians - Theory Of Sound Which-Physical Basis Of The Art Of Music

FIND SONGS, MUSIC & COMPOSERS

Music Search/Song Finder - - an index of popular music and songs from the last 500 years(approx) Biographical Dictionary - c1952 from The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Songbook Finder - A contents list for 62 popular songbooks and tune-books of folk and traditional music. Fake Book & Real Book Finder - - A contents list of many popular fakebooks and realbooks History & Encyclopedia Of Country, Western, & Gospel Music - , composers, artists & songs index.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC DEFINITION: Songs and tunes which have been performed, by custom, over a long period (usually several generations). They are most often folk songs, country dance or similar types of folk music but they can also be pieces from known early composers and may have been the "pop music " of their time. Traditional music (or public domain) is also used as a copyright status covering music which is out of copyright. In Europe (EEC) music copyright does not expire till 70 years after the death of the composer.
Important; this site contains mainly public domain category folk, traditional and roots music plus a some elderly popular, rock and county songs. Please see this page for more detailed copyright information and performance recommendations.

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