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    Default Looking for songbooks

    I once found a site with various ukulele songbook pdfs - Carter Family, Arlo Guthrie, Hank Williams, Delmore Brothers, Doc Watson...

    Does anyone have a link to that site?

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    Never mind, found it.

    Thanks, von biber!

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    Can you share this site with the rest of us?
    Thanks!

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    maybe, but the site seems to think it is spam...

    second try:
    http://vonbiber.byethost17.com/ukulele/songs.html

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    I had to reply without a link, then edit my reply to add a link to get it to work...

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    Thank you for sharing the link - lots of good folks listed on the site.
    "Got a whole lot of nothing, and I watch it like a hawk." - Louis Prima, 'I'm Living in a Great Big Way'

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    I think I down loaded darn near all of them at some point. Good resource. Now if I can get them on to a tablet where I can easily travel with and access them when I want.

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    I love that so many resources are available, but I am so sad when they don't have traditional notation...especially the songs in the public domain (I was just looking at the Irish Songs and the Stephen Foster songs). If you don't know the melody, you are just out of luck with the song!
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    Since my last update I've been busy adding more songs, and other songbooks.
    I have to reorganize before I upload the ones that are ready, and most importantly,
    I have to decide when to stop adding more...

    @choirguy
    True
    Ideally lyrics and chords above a score would be the best...
    But the way I see it, especially for those of us who don't really read music,
    showing the lyrics with the chords is a support to help you after (while) you listened
    to the song.
    I also tried to keep it as simple as possible.
    Anyways, I remember playing my CDs of John Prine and trying to play along
    (with a capo for some of the songs).
    After all, quite a few musicians play and learn by ear.

    http://vonbiber.byethost17.com/ukulele/songs.html
    Last edited by vonbiber; 07-24-2019 at 08:06 PM.

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    Thanks for making your books. I'm not sure if I asked this before, but if you could make a linked table of contents, when your books are imported to, say, ForScore, we could have it use the bookmarks to find the songs, and they'd be individually listed in alphabetical order with our other songs. That said, your John Prine songbook is so popular in my uke group that one of the members took it apart and retitled each page so individual songs are easy to find.

    I hope you don't stop adding more!

    Quote Originally Posted by vonbiber View Post
    Since my last update I've been busy adding more songs, and other songbooks.
    I have to reorganize before I upload the ones that are ready, and most importantly,
    I have to decide when to stop adding more...

    @choirguy
    True
    Ideally lyrics and chords above a score would be the best...
    But the way I see it, especially for those of us who don't really read music,
    showing the lyrics with the chords is a support to help you after (while) you listened
    to the song.
    I also tried to keep it as simple as possible.
    Anyways, I remember playing my CDs of John Prine and trying to play along
    (with a capo for some of the songs).
    After all, quite a few musicians play and learn by ear.

    http://vonbiber.byethost17.com/ukulele/songs.html

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