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This site has several links to ITM tune books.  Ive looked at the Kingston slow session link at the top of this link and its free as long as the user doesnt try to market it and sell for gain.  I havent looked at any of the others.  The Kinston book is well put together with alot of common tunes in one place.  Lots of tune origin stuff for those that like that..Kinda a pdf version of stuff youd find on the session page but better.

http://www.braccio.me/session.html

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Wow, nice resource @ABitRusty.  The Mostly Celtic Tunebook looks pretty good, too.

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Super GREAT! 

Going to add to Archives - Thanx!

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Wow, that's impressive @ABitRusty, I'm bookmarking this. I mostly play by ear but I suppose many of those tunes can be found on youtube.

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Discovered this by accident. Didn't know where else to put it.

https://www.loc.gov/notated-mu.....38;st=grid

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@Gordon Shumway - Thanks for updating this thread, as it made me look at it and it started just as I joined this fine group! I've downloaded all the PDFs that on the Braccio site. I'm thinking of randomly opening one session every practice I do and selecting one random tune to try and read through. Play once and move on. The only problem being they are all in treble clef, which I've read for years and that may give me problems reading the alto clef again. We'll see.

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@Gordon Shumway -

Glad you posted that - it's a great place to find free sheet music! 

I could've sworn something was already here about the 'Library of Congress Notated Music', but I don't remember where.   

For anyone searching here, think it's good to at least keep this info linked, so here's another thread: 

Popular Sheet Music With Backing Tracks Thread

And, there's also a huge list of links with sheet music in the "Archives" Thread (Irish, Scottish, etc... Genre). 

Other than a new heading just for sheet music sources, I don't know how to keep this info all together.

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ELCBK said

I could've sworn something was already here about the 'Library of Congress Notated Music', but I don't remember where.

Yes, I thought it rang a bell.

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@Gordon Shumway -

Found the perfect thread you started a few years back - wish we would've revived it! 😊

Free Sheet Music Thread

Here's another thread here with a GREAT link for free sheet music (not books). 

Free Sheet Music Website Thread

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Thanks Andrew ...Emily !  

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We must get a mod to combine all these threads into one, although there are some folk and scottish resources I found too, but I lost all my old links when I uninstalled AVG and its Chrome domination. Maybe mad bill saved copies of them.

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Gordon Shumway said
We must get a mod to combine all these threads into one, although there are some folk and scottish resources I found too, but I lost all my old links when I uninstalled AVG and its Chrome domination. Maybe mad bill saved copies of them.

  

maybe @mouse or fiddlerman could add a menu item on the header at top of page with approved user submitted links.  Under sheet music or learning tools or something.  Ive bookmarked stuff but forget and will end up googling something ive already found.  I think the big help is just knowing there are pages out there with these items on them.  Posting to the forum brings them to the attention to anyone interested maybe, which Im one.   They all just get lost in the shuffle.

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Great resources here. I transcribed three of Paul Hardy's Session Tunebook 2020 into MuseScore as violin pieces and then transposed them to alto clef, an octave lower. 

Thanks!

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I poked around a little more and think all of the threads so far, as well as this post's links, should be enough to show we really need to have them listed under one heading, cause they do get lost. 

Here's more threads I found that still have accessible sheet music sources: 

Celtic Music Archives Thread

Nordic Folk Tune Archives Thread

English & French Folk Tune Source Thread

Jazz & Blues Video Sheet Music Thread

American Colonial-era Songs Thread

Voyager Oldtime Recordings & Publications Thread

Classical Duets For Violin Beginners Thread

There was a thread on the Henry Reed Collection, but no good links in it. 

So here is good info at the Library of Congress site. 

Henry Reed Oldtime Fiddle Tune Collection & Related Resources

 

🤔... guess I better make a formal Forum suggestion for all this.

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Yeeeee Haaaaa!!!
Another free sheet music source.

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