Huge music resource
The Rude Mechanicals have assembled a considerable archive of music
notation, many with harmony arrangements. They are freely available
here for downloading as
printable A4 pdf documents.
library list - alphabetical (includes a large collection of tunes
not in the categories below)
- Tunes composed by the Rude Mechanicals
- Tunes with Rude Mechanicals arrangements
- Tunes with other people's arrangements
- Scandinavian tunes
- Untitled (*Can you name them?)
Arrangements and chord sequences are as the Rude Mechanicals play
them and do not represent anything more authentic or traditional than
As far as we know there are no restrictions on anything in the
library, but we will remove any tunes if advised otherwise, or amend
acknowedgements if any arrangements or other details are wrongly
*The tunes in the 'untitled' list
are ones that Barry recorded at various local sessions and then notated
... Many thanks
to those who have identified previous ones in this list, enabling us to
name them and move them into their appropriate categories above.
The tunes still in the 'untitled' list are as yet unnamed, so if you
know any of their titles please email
us and we will give
them their rightful identities.
Or in abc formatNearly all the tunes in the library are also available here as abc files.
The only practical way to convert such a huge collection was to use computer software, which has been very troublesome and produced some clumsy abc structure. But we've corrected any actual errors that we've spotted and the resultant files should work in most abc applications.
Please let us know if you find any remaining glaring errors.