English Music & Song Books
Finally - Songbook TWO is here!
Songs from Underneath the Stars onwards. Forty six songs from Kate’s repertoire, some traditional, some original.
Includes the Christmas material from Sweet Bells. Includes melodies, chords, song notes and photos.
Edited by Cecil J. Sharp, for medium voice. Sharp was one of the most renowned musicologists in the area of true folksong, and these 100 songs were collected by him from source singers throughout Britain. 236 pages.
In this outstanding words and music book you will find the best of George Formby's numbers, including 'Chinese Laundry Blues', 'When I'm Cleaning Windows', 'Little Ukulele', 'Leaning On A Lamp Post'...and many others. Every song is arranged for piano/vocal, with chord symbols and 'uke' boxes.
25 great tunes from the English Folk Dance repertoire. All selections in clear, easy to read Tab and played note for note on the accompanying 25 track CD. Tunes include Jigs, Hornpipes, Morris, Polka and Schottische. Many of the tunes have never been arranged for the Banjo before. These arrangements make a refreshing change from the usual 'Bluegrass' material and are great to play on the old 5 string. All tunes are played in standard 'G' Tuning, in the usual Fiddle keys and without a Capo.
A great selection of traditional favourites in melody line arrangements complete with guitar chords and lyrics. Titles include 'Blow The Man Down', and 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone'.
Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern is intended for the beginner seeking a collection of simple yet attractive tunes that are enjoyable to play; the more intermediate player desirous of widening their repertoire; and any player in want of a collection of tunes upon which they can build further.
All tunes are presented in both notation and tablature, together with chords for an accompaniment, in GDGDG for cittern and GDAE for mandolin and octave mandola, plus two hundred and fifty chords each for GDGDG and GDAE. Bouzouki and tenor mandola players can also play these tunes via the tablature.
From the age of knights, castles and courtly love; from the palaces and gardens of Renaissance Europe; and from the assemblies, playhouses and noisy streets of seventeenth and eighteenth-century London: Musick’s Delight on the Modern Cittern presents a repertoire spanning 600 years – as delightfully playable and addictive now as it was then.
101 excellent traditional dance tunes that, over the years, have been popular in the North-West of England. However, The tunes, were chosen and the settings were derived mainly from manuscripts to be found on The Village Music Project website, along with numerous traditional music books. All are listed inside. The tunes are relatively easy for the average player, are suitable for every instrument associated with traditional music and fall within the range of the D tin whistle, concert flute and D/G melodeon.
This book contains twenty-one of the most popular traditional melodies, both dance tunes and song airs, from around Britain and Ireland. Each tune is arranges with a harmony part for a second melody instrument as well as a chord accompaniment. Soundtrack available.