Post by Dick Glasgow on Jun 11, 2007 22:29:13 GMT 1
I must admit I learn most of my tunes by ear, but I do have a few tune books about me & I know that many people do use them a lot, so this is the place to tell us about your favourites. The emphasis will of course be on Dulcimer Books & those promoting tunes from the UK & Ireland.
I'll keep a list up on top of this board & I'll keep updating it as you add interesting books.
Post by Dick Glasgow on Jun 14, 2007 0:36:55 GMT 1
I'm delighted to say that Kerensa just brought this interesting 'Cornish Tune Book' book to my attention. I must admit I'd never heard of it, but then I've never been to Cornwall, so I suppose that's not surprising really!
Anyway, it's called 'Fooch' & here's a little about it:
In 2002 a Cornish tune book appeared on the market, featuring 68 favourite Cornish Celtic session and dance tunes, compiled by mandolin and bouzouki player Neil Davey. The book was long-awaited as musicians throughout Cornwall and beyond had been anxious for the opportunity to learn the tunes, particularly as the new book came complete with 2 CDs so that the music could be learned by ear. The Cornish music revival of the last 30 years has seen very few resource materials actually published and the eagerly-anticipated Fooch! has been variously described as "A revolution", "Bordering on genius!" and "Great value!"
;D The above link is for HOOCH, which is written for brass & reeds - FOOCH! is the book that I use, which is ideal for dulcimer. If anyone would like to order a copy, you can email me via my website www.kerensa-dulcimer.co.uk
I looked at your list of 12 HD books on the list above and found that Eagle Music Shop has changed its address to www.eaglemusicshop.com/ so could you update that link for me as well please? Jenny4dulc.
I'll do you a list of some of my favourite tune books in a few days when I've thought about it. Like you I learn tunes mostly by ear, but when reviving old tunes which are now only found in manuscripts from the 18th and 19th centuries, I have to work from the dots. And it's great being able to play a tune just how you like when you're learning it from one of those sources. Jenny4dulc