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Sep 23, 2007 - 7:19:23 AM

jamesl

Australia

76 posts since 6/23/2007

Does anyone know of any websites where i can find some fiddle tunes in standard notation preferably with mp3s so i know how their supposed to sound,i've learned how to read standard notation and i need a few tunes to practice on.

play it, don't fiddle with it.

jim

I have made this topic a "Sticky" topic, which should keep it up at the top of the forum. Please feel free to add new links as you come across them.

Edited by - BanjoBrad on 01/26/2008 21:24:18

Sep 23, 2007 - 8:21:55 AM
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Swing

USA

2070 posts since 6/26/2007

I do...mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm this also has some tunes in midi format....... nice selection

Play Happy

Swing

Sep 23, 2007 - 9:10:36 AM

OTJunky

USA

6354 posts since 6/28/2007

What an absolutely great tune site....

Thanks Swing.

-OTJ
"I can barely fiddle on four strings. Why would I want five?"

Sep 23, 2007 - 9:11:49 AM

370 posts since 6/25/2007

The psu.edu site is excellent. I have visited it regularly for a while now.

You might also try my site. The tunes here are in standard notation and tablature. If you have tabledit, you can unselect the tablature option to view only the standard notation. That's what I do. If you don't have tabledit, you can download the pdf's, which are full scores with fiddle in standard and tab and clawhammer in tab only. There are accompanying midi's to go with the pdf's.

mountainsentinel.com/fiddlebanjo.php

Sep 23, 2007 - 9:46:46 AM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

here's the irish site - each tune played 3 times thru with all repeats, notation right up there, and NOT at breakneck speed

- found a fun 'Virtual Session' with notation and backing tracks you can play along with. It's at bbc.co.uk/radio2/r2music/folk/sessions/

... Great if you don't have anyone to jam with and want to learn some Irish fiddle tunes. (random Lil's topic)

Sep 23, 2007 - 4:19:45 PM

jamesl

Australia

76 posts since 6/23/2007

Thanks everyone,These sites are great!!!

play it, don't fiddle with it.

jim

Sep 27, 2007 - 9:23:55 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

Also - here is a dulcimer site - but more tunes are there! (notation)

dulcimers.com/tunes/index.shtml

Sep 28, 2007 - 2:31:17 PM

3134 posts since 6/21/2007

For Old Time stuff, check out the Fiddlers Companion site. The stuff comes in abc format, but there are several free converters online. If you have Tabledit (either the paid or free demo version, not the free viewer), you can import the abc file, convert it to either tab or notation, or both, and have it play a midi file.

OK, after being (politely) chastised, if you haven't found "The Fiddler's Companion" site already, here's the link:

ibiblio.org/fiddlers/

Banjo Brad
PricklyPearMusic.net
ezFolk Page
Tucson Old Time Music Circle on ezFolk Page

Edited by - BanjoBrad on 09/29/2007 15:46:38

Sep 29, 2007 - 6:43:20 PM

jamesl

Australia

76 posts since 6/23/2007

Thanks Brad,can you give me a link to the converter you thinks best,i realy don't know what to look for.Thanks in advance.

play it, don't fiddle with it.

jim
jim_bob_lewis@hotmail.com

Sep 29, 2007 - 7:32:57 PM

3134 posts since 6/21/2007

I don't use the on-line converters - I use tabledit and import a copy of what I want to convert. That way, I can get a banjo tab and a fiddle notation and or any combination of instruments quickly and can use that as a starting point for my adaptations - plus, I have the built-in midi and don't have to hunt for an mp3.

I suggest you go HERE , where you can learn a lot about the entire ABC project and find information on how to make abc files, as well as a lot of useful resources, including some converters.

(here's the actual link: abc.sourceforge.net/resources.html )


Banjo Brad
PricklyPearMusic.net
ezFolk Page
Tucson Old Time Music Circle on ezFolk Page

Oct 1, 2007 - 10:56:30 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

I am just adding these to links from another post. as this topic with the links is turning out to be a one stop vunderhorse! Jen

Lots of tunes here is several formats:
trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind

Nice selection with notation:
blackflute.com/music/tunes.html

Oct 3, 2007 - 8:15:02 AM

peerke112

Netherlands

277 posts since 6/26/2007

You're welcome on my website, about 500 2500 tunes to choose from

bluegrassmidisound.eu

Edited by - peerke112 on 10/10/2008 13:16:37

Oct 3, 2007 - 7:02:28 PM

bsed

USA

4182 posts since 6/23/2007

I also started a thread last month in which I offered to play requested tunes slowed way down. Check out this link:
fiddlehangout.com/forum/topic....C_ID=1213

"I can, and do, cut my own hair."
-Dwight Shroot

Oct 4, 2007 - 8:42:43 AM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

bump to active -

Oct 4, 2007 - 9:54:13 AM
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575 posts since 6/28/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Swing

I do...mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm this also has some tunes in midi format....... nice selection


Imagine my surprise opening John's site and seeing what looks like the Chirps Smith section.
We had a lot of fun out at the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. It was a pleasure meeting John and everyone else. Besides the midis he has mp3s of field recordings too.
An excellent resource! Now I know where to go when I can't quite recall a tune.
Chirps

Edited by - Midwest_Fiddler on 10/05/2007 07:26:45

Oct 9, 2007 - 8:47:07 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

Just adding this: (other post-michael R-fiddler's comp. tunes)
another link for abc notation -what it is, looks like, and where to convert it to manuscript:

It's ABC notation. You'll find an explanation here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abc_notation

And a decent conversion engine here: concertina.net/tunes_convert.html

There are more, but I'll let others recommend their favorites.
Michael R
Every Fiddler has a Dream
kcstrings.com

Edited by - ladymuse on 10/16/2007 05:52:11

Oct 17, 2007 - 4:28:47 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007



FHO member Peet De Moor has a wonderful website full of classic bluegrass tunes in MIDI format from The Fiddler's Fakebook and other sources. They are very well done. There are files that play backup for you, too. It's at bluegrassmidisound.eu

Peet's homepage here at FHO is fiddlehangout.com/myhangout/ho...sp?id=376

He says "Next project will be the 'O'Neils' book, more than 1000 tunes."

(From Janet tiqoise)

Edited by - ladymuse on 11/03/2007 22:57:14

Oct 22, 2007 - 11:06:02 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

Moving it active again

Oct 29, 2007 - 8:36:03 AM

26 posts since 10/18/2007

Hey folks...

Ran across a site that has a fair number of tunes with MP3's...not just fiddle, but also bass, dobro, banjo, guitar (full BG band !)
He also posts free lessons (video, Audio, and Tab!)

Check it out
jaybuckey.com/

Thank the man for all his nice work!

Oct 29, 2007 - 6:45:46 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

For those of you who are into celtic music..here is a nice source for printed music ...this includes O'Carolan's tunes and a couple of other complete books..online and printable

oldmusicproject.com

Play Happy -
Swing

I moved this here also, so we can keep all the great sources in one place!!!! (Jen)

Nov 2, 2007 - 3:37:59 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

bump to active!

jen!

Nov 13, 2007 - 7:06:26 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

Bump - dont forget to use the fiddler's compnion site for tune history -
(and re British old english, scots/ irish - there is a lot to be found there!)
I find lots of tunes that "came over and made it into old timey - and thence to bluegrass - too many too think off -

A great book is "the fiddlers tune book" (janet davis music has) as it has a lot of tunes that are played in both contexts today -
janetdavismusic.com/b-a134.html

Nov 15, 2007 - 10:29:39 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

What's really great - (since I have both pdf/acrobat and NWC - it the fact that there are also 2nd and third harmonies in there - plus a total beginner's line (very simple) if you are at a jam!

This is really cool!

(I have added it to the free notatation/fiddle tunes online topic)

I have a lot of them, but this will save time arranging for other parts (when someone asks for sheet mucis!

It also prints out beautifully

If you have nwc, (and it is a free download - enough where you can read play hear and print)
you can also change the font (music staves bigger or smaller, if your vision is not into deciphering little notes -)

Jen!

Insight into bards and scribes: (and fiddlers!)
thus as poetry bore them - unfortunate word-slaves
oft found unconcious along lay lines Jen

Nov 28, 2007 - 1:56:21 PM

jamesl

Australia

76 posts since 6/23/2007

Hey Jen,What's nwc? and where can i go to download it?

play it, don't fiddle with it.

jim
jim_bob_lewis@hotmail.com

Nov 28, 2007 - 4:04:34 PM

5504 posts since 7/6/2007

Hi James!

noteworthysoftware.com/composer/

I love this program - free download - And if bought, it's only 39.00 -
the demo version will read the files, and you can write, and save to midi -

Be sure to jump around the website - it's very cool!
Jen

Nov 28, 2007 - 6:15:20 PM

jamesl

Australia

76 posts since 6/23/2007

Thanks Jan,I got your email,i appreciate the help.

play it, don't fiddle with it.

jim
jim_bob_lewis@hotmail.com

I hope i'm not bein a pain but i play the banjo as well and i've been wondering if you might know of any midi converters that convert midis to tab,i've got one that converts to notation which is good for the fiddle but i find tabs a lot easier for the banjo.

Edited by - jamesl on 11/28/2007 18:27:20

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