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Tune Req: Old Time Music notation

GUEST,gillymor 05 Nov 15 - 07:39 PM
cnd 05 Nov 15 - 08:02 PM
GUEST,gillymor 05 Nov 15 - 08:10 PM
BanjoRay 05 Nov 15 - 09:52 PM
Joe Offer 06 Nov 15 - 01:03 AM
GUEST,gillymor 06 Nov 15 - 07:01 AM
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Subject: Tune Req: Old Time Music notation
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 07:39 PM

Does anyone know of a comprehensive book (or website) of standard notation for American old time music similar to O'Neill's for Irish tunes? I'm playing banjo tunes with a hammered dulcimer player and he likes the dots. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Time Music notation
From: cnd
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 08:02 PM

Perhaps:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QKRIH9I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr= by Cohen, Seeger, and Wood
http://www.amazon.com/American-Old-Time-Fiddle-Tunes/dp/184761146X by Cooper
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0825602386/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=19446 by David Brody


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Time Music notation
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 08:10 PM

He's got the Fiddler's fakebook and but the NLCR book might work. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Time Music notation
From: BanjoRay
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 09:52 PM

Comprehensive? Milliner-Koken's American Fiddle Tunes is the bible.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Time Music notation
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 01:03 AM

Mudcatter Richie (Richard Matteson, Jr.,) compiled a book titled Bluegrass Picker's Tune Book, published by Mel Bay in 2006. I thought he had a more recent book, but I couldn't find it. The title says "Bluegrass," but most of the songs also fit into the Old Time genre. It has basic melody notation, chords, and lyrics.

You may also enjoy Richie's Website, http://www.bluegrassmessengers.com/

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Old Time Music notation
From: GUEST,gillymor
Date: 06 Nov 15 - 07:01 AM

The Milliner-Koken book is just what I had in mind, now if I can just get him to spring for the $90. I mostly learn by ear but it looks like it would be a great reference source. Thanks, BanjoRay and thanks all.

I did find a nice selection at abbamoses.com and there's a 2 vol. selection called "Old Time Tunes For Fiddle and Mandolin" which is available as shareware.


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