Lyrics and Tablature
- Digital Traditions: by Erich Rickheit mirrors the Mudcat Digital Traditions Database in a format that is easier to search. Incredible compendium of song lyrics with tunes if he has them.
- Scroll down a bit on this Mudcat Page to see Joe’s list of other digital databases for Folk Music.
- Gunther Anderson‘s: Singing Resource (with chords for most songs)
- SONGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, IN MEMORIAM Jim Roe on Folklife site http://www.nwfolklife.org/festival2016/cultural-focus/songs-that-changed-the-world/
- Annie Patterson and Peter Blood have put up a resource that contains all the material in Rise up Singing and Rise Again where you can enter in the name of a song and see which book it’s in. You can also do artist searches covering both books. Better yet, there links to YouTube recordings that make learning the song even easier. www.riseupandsing.org/musicbox
- Not sure who runs this one (JS Ward – whoever that is) but it is a great resource for Sea Shanties. http://www.jsward.com/shanty/
- Another good one for Sea Shanties is: http://shanty.rendance.org/lyrics/shanties.php
- Jane also has a great list of other resources and indexes.
- Martin Dardis had a wonderful site of songs with guitar chords, and in most cases he has either a video or a recording of the song. It is called Irish Songs with Guitar Chords by Martic Dardis, but the first song I found on there was by Eric Bogle – who lives in Australia.
- Stewart Hendrickson (Seattle) wonderful site of Lyrics and recordings
- Alan Lomax collection online over 17,400 recordings from this notable song catcher
- Traditional Music Library – UK: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/
- Earth Song Collection ; http://www.planetpatriot.net/earth_songs.html
- SongRamp – Songwriter’s Community
- RhymeZone – Help finding that Rhyme for a song
- Crossword Solver – may assist finding words in songwriting too
- Songwriting.com Professional Help for songwriters. Nashville
- MusiPedia – searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes.
- Crowd Guitar – Online lessons
- Chordify is a site to “Extract high quality chords from any song to practice and play.”
Get involved in music around Seattle
Northwest Folk Music Concert Calendar (Seattle and Eastside)
This is not a complete list. Please leave a note in the comments section of other resources you find and we will update the list. Thank you!
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