Tunes and Tunebooks

Uke Tunebooks

cnyUke Tunebook Contents - table of contents of all the cnyUke tunebooks (updated 03/16)

Easy Tunebook
Tunebook 3
Tunebook 4
Tunebook 5
Tunebook 6

Summer 2017
PorchFest 2017
Three Little Birds

Beatles Tunes
Spookulele Tunebook
Gospel Uke Tunes
2017 Christmas Tunebook

Bluegrass/Old Time Tunebooks

Since I hate to reinvent the wheel for all the music we might use at jam sessions, I thought I'd recommend a couple books that we'll use for our acoustic sessions. If you're an experienced player and you know all the tunes, that's great, but if you need some music (and we all do sometimes) that has chords, melody line and lyrics, here's what we'll be using:

Bluegrass Picker's Tunebook (Richard Matteson, Jr.) - Got this from Melbay. I like that they you can get a pdf (I'm into digital).

Parking Lot Picker's Songbook (Dix Bruce) - Also from Melbay with the digital option. You can get various editions (fiddle, banjo, bass, mandolin, guitar, dobro).


Transposing

This little transposing chart shows the chord equivalents in different keys. You can use this to try a different key if the one the tune is written in seems too high or too low for singing.