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This huge collection of 10,000+ tunes are mainly from Western Tradition music and mostly originating from the British Isles and other English speaking countrys. Each piece is provided with a sheet music score that includes tabs for guitar, some of the scores also have chords marked. Each tune has midi music you can play on-line or download the file You can also download a PDF version of the score & tabs suitable for high quality print out without the ads and banners shown on the web page. For the Mandolin Tab, GDAE (standard) tuning is assumed.
The tune versions here are not intended to represent any particular version or performance from any particular artist. Some of the tunes provided have more than one different version reflecting the "folk processing" that often occurs with such songs and tunes. These tunes are provided for none commercial personal academic and research purposes. These tunes were collected from various Internet sources and are believed to be in the traditional category, however, this can not be guaranteed and you should verify the copyright status of any piece before any commercial use.
Note that we also have this same collection with TAB and sheet music for guitar where you will also find a full title list for all the pieces.
Multi page scores: Some of these tunes are quite long and may extend to 2 or 3 pages, in these cases only the first page is displayed on the web page and to view all the pages, you will need to download the PDF file for that tune, see below.
Listen to the tune: Each tune is provided with a download link to a midi file so you can hear what the tune sounds like.
PRINT OUT: Should you need a print-out of the song, PDF versions (without banners or adverts) are available to download from the link at the bottom of each song page.
Mandolin folk music is a genre of music that is characterized by the use of the mandolin as the primary instrument. The mandolin is a small, stringed instrument that is commonly used in folk music, particularly in bluegrass, country, and traditional music.
One of the interesting aspects of mandolin folk music is the intricate fingerpicking style used by many mandolin players. This technique involves using the fingers to pluck the strings in a specific pattern, creating a unique sound that is both rhythmic and melodic.
Additionally, mandolin folk music often features a strong sense of community and tradition. Many musicians who play this genre of music are deeply committed to preserving the traditions and history of the music, and they often play in groups or ensembles that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Mandolin folk music is known for its lively and energetic performances. Whether played at a lively barn dance or in a more intimate setting, the mandolin's bright, clear tone and fast-paced rhythms are sure to get audiences tapping their feet and joining in on the fun.