500 Fiddle Tunes Project

My new project  is to record a collection of my first 500 tunes.  The idea is to present a reasonable rendition of the tune; not too fast, pretty much straight up with very little ornamentation, which will be very helpful for many people who, like me, learn by ear.
The 2nd Phase of the 500 Tunes Project is the completion of a Book of Musical Notation that will accompany all 500 Tunes.  The Book of Notation will also include other essential information about each tune. 

UPDATE:  Billy has completed the project with transcriber Emily Elam!  The book of notation is ready for order!

The tunes Billy has collected are little-known and are played in a disappearing style.  I hope that these transcriptions will make these tunes available to many musicians in order to ensure that the old-time style that Billy plays will be carried on in a generation where newer styles are overshadowing their roots.  In addition to serving as background for these tunes, the sources listed for each tune will also give insight into Billy's personal history as one of the last fiddlers to build a life from scratch in the Ozark Mountains ---- Emily Elam

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For the entire tune list- Click HERE


If you are interested in contributing to the project or want to know more, please email: banjobillynet@gmail.com