It is popular and sensible for budding musicians to elect to play for a morris side as soon as they have mastered the basic techniques of a recently acquired instrument. This ensures the encouragement and assistance necessary during the difficult early days and prevents a waning of interest by providing an outlet for their new-found ability.
Here is a collection of tunes, all suitable for North-West morris; they are all currently in use by various sides. Its purpose is to give musicians, new to the genre, a convenient source of material. Tunes for North-West morris differ from their Cotswold counterparts in that one particular tune is not tied to one particular dance, any tune which suits the dance can be selected which is usually a nice simple country dance tune.
Thus this book's contents provide an excellent selection of simple to moderate tunes for the beginner and also for use in a country dance band, as well as the intended application. Together with the soundtrack to bring the dots to life this package is ideal for the inexperienced musician wanting to progress in traditional music.
The tunes are clearly written in large note music in a simple but accurate form. Chord arrangements are shown, all of which are suitable for both melodeon, piano accordion and guitar.
Bonnets o' Blue
Cock of the North
D' Ye Ken John Peel?
Davy Davy Knick Knack
Flowers of Edinburgh
Girl with the Blue Dress On
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