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New England Fiddling: About the Music

Fiddle Tunes: A Listing of Sources

Here is a listing of the sources I used in compiling and transcribing these tunes. There are undoubtedly sources that got away, as some of the tunes were originally transcribed as early as 1983. But certainly these are the most important ones. I am including both a list of sources and downloadable documents containing the list.



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List of Sources for the Tunes

Here is a list of the sources I used for this project. Sources include records, cassettes, CDs, and online sources. Some were used to figure out the basic melody, some were used to get details of melody, and some were used to figure out chords. Some are still in print but many are not. Some of those are available on YouTube and in other places. You might be interested in when the sources were recorded. I've made a graph of the distribution of dates. The earliest source with a date was 1951, athough several were older but I don't have a recording date.

Download a copy: Downloaded copies are formatted better than I can do here. They are available in a couple different formats:

  • Sources as •••  Word (docx)  •••  Markdown  •••  CSV with Text & Markdown Versions  •••
  • The Word version has citations formatted in an approximation to APA style with titles in italics. The markdown version uses the underscore character (_) to mark italicized regions.

Update: The source listing now includes tunes added on 6/23/19. The graph below has not been updated however.

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Use the Menu (upper left) to navigate. Here are the main topics covered on this web site.

  • Fiddle Tunes! Tunes in abc notation and in PDF format.
  • abc Notation . Music written out in text form that can be displayed as standard notation and played back for proofreading or tune learning. Section includes:
    • abc tutorial on basics of using abc notation & links to web sites that document/teach abc, sources of music in abc, & to abc reader/converter software.
  • Learning tunes by ear and from notation, a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each, differences in what is learned, combining the use of both kinds of learning with relevant links.
  • About Fiddle Music. General discussion of fiddle-related topics, starting with choosing chords for a tune.
  • Lamprey River Band. About the transition from the Dover dance to the Durham dance with schedule information.