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Although we are not a trained musicologist, and make no pretense to the profession, we have tried to apply such professional rigors to this Semantic Abc Web  as we have internalized through our own formal and informal education.  
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Many musicians, like ourself, are simply curious about titles, origins, sources and anecdotes regarding the music they play.  Who, for example, can resist the urge to know where the title ''Blowzabella'' came from or what it means, or speculating on the motivations for naming a perfectly respectable tune ''Bloody Oul' Hag, is it Tay Ye Want''?   
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Many musicians, like ourselves, are simply curious about titles, origins, sources and anecdotes regarding the music they play.  Who, for example, can resist the urge to know where the title ''Blowzabella'' came from or what it means, or speculating on the motivations for naming a perfectly respectable tune ''Bloody Oul' Hag, is it Tay Ye Want''?   
 
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*Inquiries can also be made  
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**Andrew Kuntz, 8 Veatch St., Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590 or e-mail to [[mailto:aikuntz@aol.com Andrew Kuntz]]
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**Valerio M. Pelliccioni, Via Virgilio 12/c - 20060, Basiano (MI) - ITALY, or e-mail to [[mailto:vmp@tunearch.org Valerio M. Pelliccioni]].
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**Andrew Kuntz, c/o Staggerin' Willie Music Publishing, 8 Veatch St., Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590 or e-mail to [[mailto:aikuntz@aol.com Andrew Kuntz]]
 
**Valerio M. Pelliccioni, Via Ca' Bernardo 16 - 24040, Fornovo San Giovanni (BG) - ITALT, or e-mail to [[mailto:vmp@silkwood.it | Valerio M. Pelliccioni]].
 
 
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Latest revision as of 02:28, 8 May 2019

Although we are not trained musicologists and make no pretense to the profession, we have tried to apply such professional rigors to this Semantic Abc Web as we have internalized through our own formal and informal education.

This demands the gathering of as much information as possible about folk pieces to attempt to trace tune families, determine origins, influences and patterns of aural/oral transmittal, and to study individual and regional styles of performance.

Many musicians, like ourselves, are simply curious about titles, origins, sources and anecdotes regarding the music they play. Who, for example, can resist the urge to know where the title Blowzabella came from or what it means, or speculating on the motivations for naming a perfectly respectable tune Bloody Oul' Hag, is it Tay Ye Want?

Knowing the history of the melody we play, or at least to have a sense of its historical and social context, makes the tune 'present' in the here and now, and enhances our rendering of it.


The TTA is licensed by Creative Commons

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Traditional Tune Archive by Andrew Kuntz & Valerio Pelliccioni is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Based on a work at The Fiddler's Companion
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at Creative Commons


  • Inquiries can also be made
    • Andrew Kuntz, 8 Veatch St., Wappingers Falls, N.Y. 12590 or e-mail to [Andrew Kuntz]
    • Valerio M. Pelliccioni, Via Virgilio 12/c - 20060, Basiano (MI) - ITALY, or e-mail to [Valerio M. Pelliccioni].