Hi Everyone, I’m currently looking for sheet music for some beginner and intermediate fiddle tunes as extra tunes to add to some of my beginner students repertoire. So If you have any, please feel free to post it below, or a link or reference to where I can find it would be great! Thanks in advance!
There is a website called thesession.org which has a whole range of fiddle tunes and traditional music.
I think Hannah is looking for free stuff that she can share openly with her students without infringing anyone's copyright. I agree with "M" that the Jones material is very good. But since Hannah is a pro fiddler, I would say that it should not be that hard for her to commit some of the "traditional" tunes in her repertoire to paper.
I gave away much of my student music when I stopped teaching, but I do recall that "DEVIL'S DREAM" was compatible with the earliest songs in Suzuki book 1. And the students (kids and adults) all loved being able to play something that lively that early in their "careers."
A Google search for "ABC Fiddle Tunes" will bring up numerous collections of fiddle tunes which are traditional and not copyright. ABC is a notation system for traditional music that converts easily to conventional music notation.
For free fiddle music, thesession.org is exactly what you want, and the scores are easily downloadable.
Awesome thanks everyone! I do use the session website and it’s great! I am mostly looking for just sheet music on its own, I don’t mind paying for it but would prefer not to have to buy a whole book if there’s only a couple tunes in it that I’d like to use. Also forgot to mention my preferred style would be country but I am open to anything! Thanks again!
Faber Music has published "The Complete Country Dance Tunes, from Playford's Dancing Master" Mostly tunes from the 17th century. There is a lot of over-lap of Baroque Era style, country dance, and British Isles fiddle tunes.
There are thousands of web-sites with freely downloadable PDF files you can print out or e-mail as attachments to your students so they can print them out.
The music of James Scott Skinner at Aberdeen University:
In the blogs section of this website Robert Kirby has posted some delightful stuff with a few manuscripts “for sight reading practice” under “ The Lorry Drivers Lunch”
Check this out: https://www.heallan.com/freedownloads.asp
I second any if the Edward Huws Jones books. He has a book for virtually any fiddle style you can name from celtic to kletzmer (which he knows is not the same as gypsy, unlike some books) to tango, stopping at celtic and anerican along the way. A good many of them also come with cds now, which is great.
Also, Ken Perlman has an amazing collection of sheet music he transcribed from Prince Edward island fiddlers (one of the few with ornamentation do classical players can get an idea of the style). It's accessible at lists off places now, but also on his website.