The Repository Project

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– Dr. Seuss

Music Books

Music celebrates life. It’s part of every culture, and is an especially important aspect of homestead living and rural communities. There is nothing quite like the beautiful sound of strings from a country home’s porch looking out to the mountains, or the gathering of neighbors for the fun of an open air contra barn dance. The selections here include mountain folk music, contra dance tunes, and Gospel hymns. You’ll find music for the violin and fiddle, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, and banjo. Whether you’re interested in solos, duets, groups, or other accompaniments, we hope you’ll discover resources here that will inspire you to learn to read music, explore a new instrument, or to renew or advance your existing skills.

Collections have been organized into groupings for the convenience of your search…

Violin and Fiddle Music Books

Guitar Music Books

12 Folk Songs for Guitar Ensemble
12 Folk Songs for Guitar Ensemble

By Paul Kean, Joseph Alexander, and Tim Pettingale

The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need
The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need

By Marc Schonbrun and Ernie Jackson

Mandolin Music Books

Mountain Dulcimer Music Books

Banjo Music Books

3 Finger Pickin’ Banjo Songbook
3 Finger Pickin’ Banjo Songbook

By Ansel L. (Mike) Bailey

Pickin’ on the Porch: Canjo for the Advanced Player
Pickin’ on the Porch: Canjo for the Advanced Player

By Holly L. Gibbons, Linda Henderson, and John Mitchell Jr.

Making Musical Instruments, Maintenance and Repair

Learn to Call for Square Dances and Contra Dances