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Session Tunes

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Session Tunes
JSArts Collection (Volume 1)
Compiled and Edited by Stewart Hardy

ISBN: 978-0-9562244-2-2

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Session Tunes
JSArts Collection (Volume 1)
Compiled and Edited by Stewart Hardy

Here is a collection of more than 200 tunes, together with chord suggestions, for playing in sessions. What makes it special is that most of the tunes are organized into sets (except for some slow airs): the tunes on each page are chosen to go together. Also the tunes cover more types than is usual; instead of a book of just English tunes or just Irish tunes, these are an eclectic mix. Some are recently composed, others go back at least as far as the sixteenth century, hailing from America, continental Europe and, of course, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

All the tunes come from evening sessions at JS Arts, a small enterprise devoted to folk music and its development. Some have been taught in workshops, some were introduced by students during those evening sessions and some are from the core repertoire of sessions played throughout these islands. A few are appearing in print for the first time. The diversity of tunes reflects the diversity of our students and we believe they are all fun to play.

Contents

  • Session Starters
  • Hornpipes
  • Scotch Measures
  • Rants
  • Reels
  • Irish Polkas
  • Schottisches
  • English & Others
  • French / Breton
  • Walking Tunes
  • Marches
  • Jigs
  • 3 Time Tunes
  • Airs