Tune of the Week 2011

Wendy Anthony - Editor

John Bird has launched a new TOW version in 2011, focusing on a variety of mandolin styles.

Tune of the Week (TOW) was started in April 1999 as a way of choosing tunes to learn on the mandolin & discussing how to play them with other members of CoMando ListServe. TOW continued from 1999 until 2004, reviving once again, by John Bird, in 2007 & 2008, continuing in 2009 with a focus on Tunes of Bill Monroe, in 2010 with some Heirs of Bill Monroe, & launched a new TOW version in 2011, focusing on a variety of mandolin styles - Thanx John!.

Note: Tunes are available as tef files in Mandozine's TablEdit Archives or abc text files. The tef link will take you to the TablEdit Archive Search Results page, where you can download the tef file by either clicking directly to open up the file in TablEdit or Right-click to download the file to your computer. You need either TablEdit or free TefView to use the tef files. See Related Links sidebar for information about using these files as well as links to previous years' TOW files.

Tune Discussions in CoMandoList Archives can be Searched using one of these formats:
      - Search for: "Tune name" (type/copy/paste the name in quotation marks)
      - Subject contains: Monroe TOW (add the number, without leading 0; eg: TOW 2)
      - Subject contains: Monroe (for all discussions about Monroe)
      - CoMando Home: Scroll through each weeks discussions

TOW - 2011

TOW #:  Tune Name Genre Misc Info Key tef
01: Banish MisfortuneCelticTrad - 6/8 Double JigDmixtef
02: Little RabbitOld-TimeTrad - 5 partsAtef
03: VibracoesChoroJacob do BandolimDmtef
04: Sweet Georgia BrownSwing / JazzBernie, Pinkard, CaseyF or Gtef
05: Sonatina in CClassicalBeethovenCtef
06: Maple Leaf RagRagtimeScott JoplinAtef
07: ColeraineCelticTrad - 6/8 JigAmtef
08: Angeline the BakerOld-TimeTradDtef
09: AtrevidoChoroErnesto NazarethAmtef
10: 1st Cello Suite, PreludeClassicalBachDtef
11: Green Dolphin StreetJazzJethro arr, chord-styleGtef
12: AssanhadoChoroJacob do BandolimAtef
13: Chinquapin HuntingOld-TimeTradAtef
14: Moshe EmesKlezmerTradD or Etef
15: Woody's RagRagWoodie GuthrieDtef
16: Eleanor RigbyPopBeatles/McCartneyAmtef
17: Mandolin Concerto in C, Allegro IClassicalVivaldiCtef
18: Loch Leven CastleCelticTradAmtef
19: Forked DeerOld-TimeTradDtef
20: The Girl From IpanemaJazzAntônio Carlos JobimFtef
21: Boston BoyOld-TimeTradCtef
22: Billy In The LowgroundOld-TimeTradCtef
23: Planxty George BrabizonCelticTurlough O'CarolanGtef
24: Russian Rag - pt 1RagDave ApollonBbtef
25: Russian Rag - pt 2RagDave ApollonBbtef
26: Far AwayOriginalPete JungBmtef
27: Bluegrass in the BackwoodsBluegrassKenny BakerBmtef
28: Road to LisdoonvarnaCelticTradEmtef
29: Swallowtail JigCeltic JigTradEmtef
30: NuagesJazz / SwingDjangoGtef
31: Da Bonnie PolkaCeltic PolkaTrad ShetlandDtef
32: Rob Dovidis Nigh (a.k.a. Ma Yofus)KlezmerReb DovidAtef
33: Bach Minuet in DmClassicalBachDm#1, #2
34: Denver BelleBG / OTKenny BakerGtef
35: It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That SwingJazz / SwingDuke EllingtonGmtef
36: Noites CariocasChoroJacob do BandolimDtef
37: And Your Bird Can SingRock / PopularThe BeatlesEtef
38: Two-Part Invention #13ClassicalBachAmtef
39: Cricket On The HearthOld-TimeTradDtef
40: Autumn LeavesJazzKosmaEmtef
41: 4' 33"ClassicalCage  
42: Shalom AleichemKlezmerTradDm / Amtef
43: Fugue in EmClassicalBachEmtef
44: BulgarKlezmerTradG Freygishtef
45: PipelineRockThe Chantays / Spickard & CarmanEtef
46: Chief O'Neill's FavouriteCelticTradDtef
47: La PartidaVenezuelan waltzAlvarezBmtef
48: Django's BluesBlues/Jazz/SwingDjangoGmtef
49: Christmas EveCelticTradGtef
50: Jesu Joy of Man's DesiringClassicalBachGtef
51: Cold Frosty MorningOld-TimeTradAmtef
52: Dawn of the DayCelticO'CarolanDtef