Frequently Asked Questions
- Do you have a Facebook page?
No. Everything you need for this particular activity--simply learning tunes or submitting a tune to teach others--is on this website.
- If I sign up for your email list, will I get a lot of spam?
No. The email list will only be used to send you a notification that a new tune has been added.
- I'm not a professional musician. Can I still submit a tune to teach others?
Yes! We encourage anyone who can play a particular tune comfortably to teach that tune to the rest of us.
- What happens once I submit a tune?
We'll format your entry to a standard layout, including a header box with basic information about the tune, put together the rest of the page that will host your tune, and then send you a draft of the entry to make sure we got everything right. Then we'll queue it up to be published behind entries that came in before yours, one tune per week. Check out the tunes that are already published to see how they're formatted.
- I've heard/know a different version of [name that tune].
Welcome to folk music. That said, this site is primarily intended to push beginner and intermediate players to learn more tunes on a regular basis so that we can improve our skills and repertoire. We're all learning together on a regular basis. If you like a different version of a tune--where it goes up in the third measure instead of down, or where there's a triplet instead of a held note in the B part--learn that version. There are no tests, and you get no points off, we promise :)
- Should I include ornamentation in my recordings? Should I learn ornamentation while I'm learning the tune?
It's entirely up to you. Since there's no one way to teach and learn, we'll leave it up to the teacher and student how they want to approach it.
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