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    Question Songs like Greensleeves?

    Hi, First post in this forum
    I play guitar and I recently heard the song Greensleeves, since then I've been desperate to find similar songs because I really like traditional English music, especially the ones for classical guitar.

    So, can anybody help find them? because I've haven't had any luck looking in the internet

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    Welcome to the forum! I play the guitar and my favorite is Jesu Joy
    of Man's Desire by Bach. I also like the Mexican or Spanish type of
    music. I know of another English melody which How Great Thou Art
    came from and Amazing Grace. You can try those out.
    judy tooley

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    Aloha Pan_lotr,

    Welcome aboard! Please do make yourself feel right at home and stay for a spell. Traditional English music, eh? Thats quite a large category - maybe you can define the time period of the English Traditional music you're looking for. Here's one Traditional English tune called *Barbara Allen* - from the 17th Century"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k6TaQKnIUE

    Cheerio,

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    Actually I'm looking for songs more like scaborough fair and classical gas, songs that don't need lyrics you just like the melody.

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    Guitarist John Sayles http://www.jsayles.com/familypages/earlymusic.htm has mp3's of a quite a number of pieces, many of which could be the sort of thing you're looking for. (His site has details about getting hold of the sheet music – gratis).

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    Some of your classic music is played on the guitar. Some spanish really
    sounds great on the guitar but you want one like Greensleeves. I will
    say to try some Bach or Mozart on the guitar and some soft jazz.
    judy tooley

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    I checked out the site of the guitarist and I loved it. I've only heard a dozen and I think I'll be spending quite some time on it. I really didn't like the fact that he can't upload the tabs (I'm in Greece so I can't send the letter) and I do my best trying to play them by sound.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Just wanting to clarify one point: are you looking for regular sheet music (written on 5 lines) – eg: http://www.8notes.com/scores/6281.asp?ftype=gif

    ... or specialised guitar tablature (written on 6 lines) – eg: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/...andoah_tab.htm?

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    Anything will do. I would prefer tab but if the songs only exists in sheet I'll take it. I prefer Jon Sayles's version of Air for example but he can only send sheet music.

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    Well, if it were me, I'd be hunting around using Google, Wikipedia & YouTube. The Big Three!

    This Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folksongs
    has links at the bottom to: http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-a...nal_music.html
    and: http://www.mudcat.org/

    Mudcat links to: http://www.ezfolk.com/
    which has a heap of PD music here: http://www.ezfolk.com/library/

    YouTube's search facility: http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...q=greensleeves
    brings up a very nice version of Greensleeves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9iywm0Cn1E
    and you'd chase up other material via the links on both those pages.

    With Google, you could just do a general search: http://www.google.com/search?num=100...G=Search&meta=
    or use the name of a suitable song; a site that has tabs for "Barbara Allen" is very likely to have other similar material:
    http://www.google.com/search?num=100...G=Search&meta=

    ________________________________


    Just to kick things along, here are a dozen personal favourites in the "traditional" bag:

    Ashokan Farewell
    Aura Lee
    Danny Boy
    Early One Morning
    Kemps Jig
    The Minstrel Boy
    Moreton Bay (cf. Youghal Harbour)
    Scarborough Fair
    Shenandoah
    Skye Boat Song
    The Water Is Wide
    Wild Mountain Thyme

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    Another particular fave: Leo Brouwer's Canción de Cuna ... deliciously performed here by Ms. Chocolixous! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMooLidkyyE

    Happy hunting!

    toto

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    Hi Pan (and I do know what LOTR stands for!)

    Here's a couple I remember from school:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonny_Barbara_Allan

    (although this one's obviously Irish it's still lovely) - http://www.angelfire.com/music3/EB/S...der/Molly.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_One_Morning

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    And here's another that just popped into my head:

    http://www.ez-tracks.com/SongLyrics-Lyrics-89.html

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    Thank you both very much for keeping me busy, I'll listen too all and let you know which songs I prefer .

    In the meantime if anything comes in mind especially guitarwise post it!

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    Pan_lotr! Greensleeves: traditional, dated, not cool or old school. Guitarwise: Jeff Beck on his first album. Instrumental all the way. But, before he switched to a Fender Stratocaster, or settled down with a Telecaster. His best Les Paul: "And Then We Were Lovers"

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    I still like playing Mexican music on the guitar like the polkas. Try Mon Amon.
    I think that's how it's spelled.
    judy tooley

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