Just The Notes

tune books for Fifty Five, CrissCross, QQQ, and Trollstilt

All of these tunes in this series were made by ear, never written down as they were worked out; with Just the Notes, I’ve transcribed them, in the hopes that the notation will help others to learn them, on fiddles and guitars, or whatever instruments are on hand. I think of these as fiddle tunes, but clearly they are not your typical fiddle tunes (whatever that might mean); while I like nothing more than to play these tunes with my friends and family in informal places (like our living room, or, as it may be, our basement!), they are a bit much to pick up on the fly, at a session. But it also doesn’t feel quite right to write them down, fix them on the page, imagine that they can be read like a “Classical” composition. They are, perhaps, somewhere… in between. 

Read the rest of the preface, by Dan Trueman. 

These are freely available below as PDFs, or you can order beautifully printed and bound tune books.

Fifty Five
thirteen tunes for Hardanger d’Amore

by Dan Trueman and Brittany Haas 
Forward by Annika Socolofsky 
pdf ↑ book ↑ bandcamp

tunes for two fiddles and sometimes a band

by Dan Trueman and Brittany Haas 
Forward by Darol Anger 
pdf ↑ book ↑ bandcamp

tunes from Unpacking the Trailer

by Dan Trueman 
Forward by Steven Mackey 
pdf ↑ book ↑ bandcamp

tunes for Hardanger fiddle and guitar

by Dan Trueman and Monica Mugan 
Forward by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh 
pdf ↑ book ↑ bandcamp