Fiddle Tune Harmony Sheet Music - Arrangements for Fiddle Duo, Trio, Quartet or Fiddle Group, with Guitar Chords
The standard instrumentation for these traditional tune arrangements is a four part harmonisation. This comes in three versions: a standard string quartet (two violins, viola and cello) and two variations on this, with alternative parts for violin 3 (in place of viola) and a viola transposition of the cello part (up an octave in alto clef). The harmony parts can also be used just as fiddle harmony duet, fiddle trio, up to string quartet and fiddle orchestra - they're flexible in terms of how many parts need to be played at once.
Some of the arrangements were originally composed for a more restricted musical group - e.g. just fiddle trio, or string trio with two violins and cello; however, I've recently updated these with "bonus scores" so that everything is available as a four-part arrangement.
All arrangements come with chord symbols for accompanists. Please note that although there are piano parts in some of the recordings, these were improvised to the chords, and there are no piano scores included in these downloads.
All of these sheet music downloads come with a FREE demonstration recording (which you can preview before download, so you know what the arrangement sounds like) and the score in pdf form.
You can browse my sheet music arrangements by alphabetical order, newness, instrumentation, tempo, tune type, or see all multipacks or pieces on a particular theme.
Packs of multiple arrangements sold at a discounted price. Most of the packs contain ten arrangements, and some have a special theme (e.g. Oldtime and Bluegrass, French Folk Tunes).
Tunes A to Z
Individual arrangements, listed in alphabetical order. If there's a particular tune that you're looking for harmony parts for, this is the quickest way to check if it's one that I've arranged.
(If I haven't already arranged a tune that you want to play harmony for, and it's in the public domain as many traditional tunes are, I may be able to arrange it for you - see my commissions page for more information.)
Tunes by type
My individual arrangements listed by tune type, e.g. jigs, reels, polkas, or walzes, all grouped together. This list might be useful if you're putting together an arrangement of a set of tunes, e.g. a set of three jigs, or a medley beginning with a waltz, then breaking into a jig and ending on a reel.
Tunes by speed
Although you can play these arrangements at a variety of different speeds if you want to, there are some which might ordinarily be played at a particular tempo. This list might be useful if you're looking for slower tunes to teach to beginners, or faster tunes to challenge more advanced players.
It could also be used to put together a medley arrangement which includes tempo changes, e.g. a slow air going into a reel.
Tunes by origin
Although there are many traditional tunes that have moved through different countries and it's hard to pin down where they originated, there are some which are more obvious. Where it isn't so obvious I've listed them under the tradition that I know them from personally, so this isn't supposed to be definitive! I've also inluded my own original compositions in a list here.
Tunes by newness
A "what's new" page for regular visitors!
A tune from Playford's English Dancing Master.