Bards Old Time Fiddle Tunebook Supplement/Intro

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Welcome!

Even though this is an almost-complete book, we invite your participation in growing this book by adding more information about more fiddle tunes. Banjo players are of course also welcome, along with mandolin, double bass, guitar, washboard, bazouki and other instrumentalists! But a fiddle tune is still considered to be a fiddle tune no matter what instrument it is played on. We hope you enjoy reading about your favorite Old Time tunes and better yet, adding lore of your own!

If you wish to print[edit]

A printable version is in process and should be online by August 1 if not sooner. At present, it only has two songs!00:12, 23 July 2011 (UTC)

Things you can do to help improve this book[edit]

Things to do to make this book better.


  • Go through the articles and fix the red links.
  • Copy edit for readability and orient more to a how-to, unlike Wikipedia, where most of the articles started out.
    • That can include with and without references
  • Make a PDF version
  • Add more tunes
  • Add relevant photos especially historical ones

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