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Smith, Rod. "The Traditional Music Library." http://traditionalmusic.co.uk (accessed May 22, 2014).
An archive of text, melodies, and/or chords for thousands of folk songs from public domain collections. Performers can find and print music as well as browse the collections for new repertoire. Researchers can find multiple versions of songs and texts for comparison.
Includes a wide variety of scores, tablatures, chord charts, midi recordings, and texts for music in the broad “Folk and Traditional” genre. Most pieces are from the English-speaking tradition. Also includes links to folk tune-finding and other related internet resources.
Eight pages. (1) Home. An introduction and categorical list of song and tune collections. (2) Main Menu. A site map. (3) Music Education - Singing and Playing: Music Educational, Learning, and Informational Resources. A list of links with descriptions for most. (4) Order/Product Information. Information about subscriber-only content. (5) Technical Support and FAQ. Offers troubleshooting for malfunctioning elements on the website. (6) Search. A Google custom search bar. (7) About. Site history and general information. (8) Contact information for the site author.