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Irish Tune Book
Large Collection in one file
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March 23, 2016 - 2:29 pm
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I found this pdf-file of Irish tunes saint_patricks_dayby accident a few days ago. I thought I'd share it in case others might be interested.smile

Here is the link to the file:



And this is the site it came from:


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March 23, 2016 - 4:31 pm
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So awesome!  Thanks!


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March 24, 2016 - 1:34 am
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Wow.....  great find @AnnyJ - thanks for sharing that thumbs-up

EDIT:  Almost two hours later ( ! ) I've been reading through that - and - from one of the embedded links I followed I uncovered this - 

http://www.joe-offer.com/folkinfo/   - this is a repository copy of the now-closed folkinfo.org database

It contains a very substantial collection of tunes, and all ( well, like the 15 or so I looked at out of the many hundreds, if not over 1000) are presented in three formats - ABC notation, MIDI (very simple with melody on piano only), and a PDF score sheet.   Oh - for those that like to sing along - it also has lyrics (yayyyy) and short historical notes about the song.

I only draw this to folks attention for those who are starting-off on their musical journey - and are maybe struggling with trying to learn too many things at the same time - so finding a tune in ABC format, with a simple player will get you familiarized with the tune really quickly.   Although the the ABC format has its place in that regard, personally, I rarely use it (and then only to have a quick-listen to the occasional tune I come across in the internet that is only "scored" in ABC format).  If I like it and want to keep it to work on, I'll score it up properly in MuseScore.

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)


March 24, 2016 - 10:07 am
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AnnyJ - this tunebook is a great resource - thanks!

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March 28, 2016 - 4:09 pm
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Downloaded the PDF. :)
Thanks for the link

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March 28, 2016 - 9:27 pm
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Awesome! I'll have to download this. Thanks for the link, @AnnyJ !

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March 29, 2016 - 2:50 pm
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Thanks for the link, it looks like it'll be fun to play through.

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March 29, 2016 - 5:43 pm
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excellent link,


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March 31, 2016 - 4:44 pm
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Thank you for the link!!! 1st-placethumbs-up

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