Please allow me to introduce the release of Ancestral Melodies! This is a collection of six books with over 150 brand new arrangements of traditional Finnish folk tunes. The arrangements work together in the guitar, piano, and lead sheet books so they can all be played either solo or as an ensemble. The ukulele and banjo arrangements needed to have the keys altered occasionally to fit the instruments better.
The good news is that these books are completely free for you! All you need to do is enter a zero for the price, enter your email, and the books are yours! You can also purchase them as a gift for others by entering a friend's email. Here are the links so you can get them now:
- Fingerstyle Guitar (notation & tablature)
- Ukulele (low G and high G tablature)
- Baritone Ukulele (tablature)
- 5-String Banjo (tablature for G, Gm, & C tunings)
- Lead Sheets (treble clef)
You can stream or download the companion album for free on Bandcamp by clicking here. The Bandcamp version has a special bonus track if you download it so go check that out! Just like the sheet music, you can enter zero for the purchase price and download it for free.
You can also stream it on Spotify here, Apple Music here, and YouTube here.
Thanks so much for all of the support throughout this project!
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.