July 25, 2017

Jam Tunes & Resources

This page provides downloadable sheet music files (in pdf format) for Jam tunes that we have played (or at least wanted to!) in our Colorado Dulcimer community. Over the years, our guest performers and instructors have contributed to this collection, and you?ll see some of their work here. As we go along and have other guests, we?ll add their tunes to the collection too.

The tunes are listed by skill level: Beginner, and Intermediate/Advanced. Following this list, there are links to several documents provided as resources.

We’re making this music available to facilitate further fun jamming at the Festival and other Colorado Dulcimer events, as well as to make it possible for you to join with players of other instruments at jams in your hometown. It?s our goal to have standard music notation, chords, and Mountain Dulcimer tablature for all tunes.

Of course, the following list isn’t an exhaustive compendium of all the music you could encounter in a Jam, but we have to start somewhere. So if you are new to jamming, here?s a place to start. Work on some of these tunes and we?ll be able to play together at the Festival. You may already know many of them, and have different settings of them—that’s fine, use whatever you like best. If these tunes are old hat for you, you likely know how to research other tunes to learn and bring to us at the festival.

The name associated with each tune is who arranged or submitted the tune.

Beginner Tunes

  • Angeline the Baker – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • Black Mountain Rag – PDF
  • Clementine – Bud and Donna Ford – PDF
  • Cluck Old Hen – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Come thou font of every blessing – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • Cripple Creek – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Dawning of the Day – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • Do Lord – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Down in the Valley – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Farewell to Tarwathie – PDF
  • Frere Jacques – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Going to Boston – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm – Serendipity Peak Dulcimer Group – PDF
  • Home on the Range – Stephen Siefert – PDF
  • I Ride An Old Paint – Stephen Siefert – PDF
  • Liza Jane – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • Make New Friends – Shelly Stevens – PDF
  • Michael Row the Boat to Shore – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Mississippi Sawyer – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • Ode to Joy – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Red River Valley – Jerry Rockwell – PDF
  • Rock the Cradle, Joe – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • Scotland the Brave – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Shortenin’ Bread – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Sloop John B – Becky Harney – PDF
  • This Land is your Land – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (AKA The Alphabet Song, Baa Baa Black Sheep) – Sue Carpenter – PDF
  • When the Saints go Marching in – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Wildwood Flower – David Schnaufer – PDF
  • You Are My Sunshine – Becky Harney – PDF

Intermediate and Advanced Tunes

  • Accordion Crimes – Tina Gugeler – PDF
  • A Fig for a Kiss – Heidi McClure – PDF
  • Amazing Grace – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Andy de Jarlis Jig – Tina Gugelar – PDF
  • Arkansas Traveler – Helen Johnson – PDFPDF (from Don Pedi)
  • Ashokan Farewell – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Banish Misfortune – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Barlow Knife – Serendipity Peak Dulcimer Group – PDF
  • Boatman – Serendipity Peak Dulcimer Group – PDF
  • Blarney Pilgrim – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Blowin’ in the Wind – Becky Harney – PDF
  • Bonaparte?s Retreat – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Boys of Blue Hill – Heidi McClure – PDF
  • Butterfly – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Calliope House – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Camptown Races – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Cherokee Shuffle – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Cliffs of Moher – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Dancing Bear – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Dixie – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Eight More Miles to Louisville – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Far Away – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Flop Eared Mule – Serendipity Peak Dulcimer Group – PDF (HD)PDF (MD)
  • Gale – Tina Gugeler – PDF
  • Glass Island Reel – Steve Eulberg – PDF
  • Glass of Beer – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Golden Slippers – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Gold Stud – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Gravel Walks – Bonnie Carol – PDFPDF (in A Minor)
  • Hangman’s Reel – Bing Futch – PDF
  • Harvest Home – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Inis Oír – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Irish Washerwoman – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Johnny Don’t Get Drunk – Anne Lough – PDF
  • John Ryan?s Polka – Tina Gugeler – PDF
  • John Stinson’s # 2 – Steve Eulberg – PDF (DAd)PDF (in A)
  • Jump at the Sun – Tina Gugeler – PDF
  • Liberty – David Schnaufer – PDFPDF (from Don Pedi)
  • Little Stream of Whiskey – Don Pedi – PDF
  • Merrily Kissed the Quaker?s Wife DGd – Steve Eulberg – PDF
  • Midnight on the Water – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Mississippi Sawyer – Don Pedi – PDF
  • Morrison’s Jig – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • My Own House – Anne Lough PDF
  • Off to California – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Old Favorite – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Old Joe Clark – Don Pedi – PDF
  • Over the Waterfall – Bonnie Carol – PDFPDF (from Don Pedi)
  • Parting Glass – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Planxty Eleanor Plunkett – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Ragtime Annie – Stephen Siefert – PDF (HD)PDF (MD)
  • Rakes of Mallow – Steve Eulberg – PDF (DAd)PDF (in G)
  • Red Haired Boy – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Redwing – PDF (HD)PDF (MD)
  • Rights of Man Hornpipe – PDF (from Bonnie Carol)PDF (from Karen Ashbrook)
  • Road to Lisdoonvarna – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Rock the Cradle, Joe – Don Pedi – PDF
  • Schottishe du Stockfish – Tina Gugelar – PDF
  • SíBeag, Sí Mór – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Silver Spear – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Simple Gifts – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Soldier?s Joy – Fiddle Fakebook – PDF (HD)PDF (MD)
  • Sourgrass and Granite – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Spooteskerry – Tina Gugeler – PDF
  • Spotted Pony – Stephen Siefert – PDF
  • Star of Munster – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Swallowtail Jig DAd Capo 1 – Steve Eulberg – PDF
  • Swinging on a Gate G – Tina Gugelar – PDF
  • Texas – Bing Futch – PDF
  • Tommy Bhetty?s Waltz – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Tripping Upstairs – Karen Ashbrook – PDF
  • Turkey in the Straw – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Westphalia Waltz – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast – Serendipity Peak Dulcimer Group – PDF
  • Wildwood Flower – David Schnaufer – PDF
  • Willa fjord – Tina Gugeler – PDF

Handouts, Documents, and Collections

These files are all documents, handouts, and sheet music collections created and posted by different people in the community, both for classes and for general usage. Some handouts may only be available for a short time after each Festival, and those will be labeled as such.

Festival Documents

  • Colorado Jam Tunes Uberlist – Bonnie Carol – PDF
  • Your Jamming Toolbox – Erin Rogers – PDF
  • The Ten Jam-mandments – Steve Eulberg – PDF

Instructor Handouts from 2010

  • Cathy Barton-Para’s Caribbean Music information – PDF
  • Don Pedi’s Colorado Jam Tunes – PDF
  • Steve Eulberg’s Hymns Handout – PDF
  • Steve Eulberg’s Jazz FAC Basics Handout – PDF
  • Will Styler’s “Plugging in your Dulcimer” Packet – PDF