The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104478   Message #2140147
Posted By: MystMoonstruck
03-Sep-07 - 09:00 PM
Thread Name: Tables of Contents are welcome!
Subject: RE: TABLES of CONTENT are welcome!
I feared that the larger books would be formidable for such a project. I thought that I would do the scan, place in Photobucket and place link with books I have. It's very frustrating not to know whether I'm passing up a wonderful book or not. I'm on Disability, so funds are limited. I was shopping on ebay and other places and noticed this lack of information. I thought that, if some TOCs were pooled here, it would be a help to others. I don't want to cause a lot of work for participants, but unless I can get to reenactment events, my music source has dried up till I'm strong enough to get back into garb. I fear I'm passing up books that would provide many hours of enjoyment as I learn new melodies.

I play the bowed psaltery, so melodies are a plus though I love knowing the words. I haven't been brave enough to sing except with others, but people often ask me to do so. I also enjoy relating information about the songs I play.

I have noticed that Amazon (I believe it is) does have a link to images of the TOC for a few of the books, which saved me from ordering repetitive material.

I've been collecting folk/traditional music since the Sixties but was familiar with many songs prior to that particular renaissance thanks to my family. During a recent year-long flareup of several illnesses, I was unable to play my psaltery and would like to get back to practicing now that I'm having better days. At one point, I had more than 500 songs in my repertoire. Most of the time, I play "by ear", but there are many songs unavailable on recordings. Thus, I would love to extend my library of songbooks.