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Conkers to conquer
« on: Jan 25, 2006, 10:52:39 PM »
is the title of a book we publish for local use, subtitled "A New Collection of Old Chestnuts."

Buckeyes, for us North Americans

It exists electronically in the form of about 5 dozen .NWC files, for NoteWorthy Composer and comprises only tunes in the public domain. I suppose the slickest way to get them out here is to chuck them into the Noteworthy Scriptorium. Better idea? Some way to put them here on the forum? Is it even worth the bother? They are all well-known tunes, some would say beginner tunes... any interest?
I want to be a musician when I grow up.
Sorry, son, you can't do both.


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Re: Conkers to conquer
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2006, 11:30:11 PM »
Hey post em I use noteworthy as a way to extract notation out of midi files.
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Re: Conkers to conquer
« Reply #2 on: Jan 26, 2006, 06:58:19 PM »
Just attach them to a bunch of posts, or blog entries, or what?
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2006, 06:22:53 AM »
OK, I had to get a copy of NoteWorthy 1.75...  I've zipped up all 62 tunes, from Amazing Grace to Woodchopper's Reel, and emailed them off to the keeper of the Scriptorium. We will see what happens now...

edit 17:10 or so GMT Wednesday Feb 8: The .ZIP file is about 40k. Here's a list of the tunes:
Amazing Grace (3 violins) oops, make that 2 violins
Angeline the Baker
Arkansas Traveler
The Ash Grove
Barrowburn Reel
Batchelder's
Child Grove
Coleraine
Cooley's Reel
The Dark Isle
De'il Amang the Tailors
Devil's Dream
Farewell to Whiskey
Fisher's Hornpipe
Flop-eared Mule
The Flowers of Edinburgh
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Green Mountain Petronella
Harvest Home
Haste to the Wedding
The High Road to Linton
The Irish Washerwoman
Kesh Jig
Kitchen Girl
The Lea Rig
Liberty
Mairi’s Wedding
Mason's Apron
Miss MacLeod's
Miss Shepherd's
Morrison’s Jig
My Love is But a Lassie Yet
Nancy
Off She Goes
Old Aristocracy
Old Grey Cat
Old Joe Clark
Petronella
Planxty Fanny Power
Planxty Irwin
Pot-House Jig
Reel des Jeunes Mariés
The Rights of Man
The Road to Boston
The Road to Lisdoonvarna
The Rose Tree
Ryan's Polka
Ste. Anne’s Reel
Sally Gooden
Scollay’s Reel
Sí Bheag, Sí Mór
Simple Gifts
Smash the Windows
Soldier's Joy
Swallowtail Jig
Swinging on a Gate
Tam Lin
Ten Penny Bit
Tobin's Jig
Whiskey Before Breakfast
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Woodchoppers' Reel
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Re: Conkers to conquer
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2006, 06:16:13 PM »
Here's how I format a tune for the kids, with a chord letter for each strum:



Most of the tunes fit on half an 8.5" x 11" sheet, probably no squeeze on the narrower A4.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2006, 03:51:44 AM »
Here are the first two. You will need the Boxmarks font to print them properly. You can download that freely from the NoteWorthy Scriptorium, I believe. Most of the other text is Garamond, but there are a few oddities in that department. Margins have been set so that, in most cases, two tunes fit on a page (four on a sheet of paper) with one pass through the printer for each tune.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2006, 03:54:32 AM »
Arkansas Traveler
Ash Grove
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2006, 03:56:05 AM »
Barrowburn
Batchelder's
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 10, 2006, 03:56:48 AM »
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Coleraine
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 10, 2006, 03:57:34 AM »
Cooley's Reel
The Dark Isle
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 10, 2006, 03:58:32 AM »
De'il Amang the Tailors
Devil's Dream
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Farewell to Whiskey
Fisher's Hornpipe
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 10, 2006, 04:00:25 AM »
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Flowers of Edinburgh
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 10, 2006, 04:01:24 AM »
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Green Mountain Petronella
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Harvest Home
Haste to the Wedding
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The Irish Washerwoman
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Kitchen Girl
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Mairi's Wedding
Mason's Apron
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Miss MacLeod's
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Morrison's Jig
My Love Is But a Lassie Yet
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Off She Goes
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Old Aristocracy (also known as Colored Aristocracy)
Old Grey Cat
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Petronella
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Planxty Irwin
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