Tune of the Month
For about three years we had a beginner "tune of the month". Session "regulars" played these tunes several times during the month at all sessions to allow a beginner to learn the tune by "aural tradition" as is customary with Irish Traditional Music (ITM). We still play these tunes regularly at sessions so it's a good place for a beginner to start. Scroll down to see these selections.
When the session statistics were published, it was obvious that we "regulars" needed to learn some new tunes too. We had a challenge for Session "regulars" to learn a new tune each month. A lot of these tunes have become a part of our sessions. You can access them below too.Now we have a Yahoo Group to discuss new tunes, music styles, etc. You may join by adding your email address here:
Credits... the Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF files for most of the tunes were produced using a wonderful (free) online resource at http://www.concertina.net/tunes_convert.html
On that page you can just cut-and-paste the ABC notation for any tune into a window, press the Submit button, and it will provide sheet music, a MIDI sound file, and a fully formatted PDF sheet music file. Many thanks to the folks at Concertina.net for providing this useful service to the music community.
Just click the name of any 'Beginner' or 'New' tune in the table below for a page containing sheet music, sound files, etc...
NOTE: Sometimes the 'Beginner' tune and the 'New' tune are the same for any given month.
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