Dancing Fiddle & Banjo Eric Black, Contra & Square Dance Caller

Tunes by Eric Black

In March, 2015, the Muse started whispering (singing?) into my ear, and tunes have been pouring out. More than 190 so far as of September, 2016.

Here are some of the ones that I think are good enough to share. The ones listed in boldface are the ones I think are worth checking out first.

I hope that they are original, and are not just being pulled out of forgotten memories in my subconcious. Please help me identify anything that sounds familiar to you!

Each tune has a PDF file with the score, and an audio sample MP3 file. The audio is twice through the tune so you can see how it comes back around to the top.

MANY APOLOGIES for the robot piano player. I don't play piano, but I'm hoping to have some of my many musician friends sit in and record these tunes.

Most of the names are meaningless, just a temporary mnemonic to help me keep them straight. All the generically named tunes are available to be named (hint, hint!) The number in parentheses is the sequence in which they were composed and transcribed, starting at 0001 (which is one of only a few with a name, “Starting Over”.

Here's the PDF score for the growing collection in one file. Links to individual tunes are below.

Tunes by Eric Black
Num Created Updated Title  
  3/3/15 3/9/16 Full Set of Eric's Tunes (PDF)  
0190 1/11/17 1/19/17 Untitled Waltz (0190) PDF MP3
0188 1/10/17   Untitled Waltz (0188) PDF MP3
0187 1/9/17   Bernadette's Waltz (0187) PDF MP3
0183 11/17/16   Untitled Reel (0183) PDF MP3
0177 12/12/16   Untitled Swingy Waltz (0177) PDF MP3
0174 10/30/16   Waltz of the Fools (0174) PDF MP3
0169 10/4/16   Carolinda (0169) PDF MP3
0137 2/2/16   Zingy Swingy Waltz (0137) PDF MP3
0135 3/9/16   Experimental reel medley (0135)
0129 sandwiched between 0134 and 0126
Nice buildup medley
PDF MP3
0134 3/8/16   Cm reel (0134) PDF MP3
0132 3/4/16   tangoish reel (0132) PDF MP3
0131 3/1/16   Calypsoish reel (0131) PDF MP3
0130 3/2/16   Alison's Waltz (0130) PDF MP3
0129 2/20/16   Cm tension-building reel (0129) PDF MP3
0126 1/24/16   Cminor reel (0126) PDF MP3
0125 1/23/16   Cminor waltz (0125) PDF MP3
0124 2/3/16   Dminor waltz (0124) PDF MP3
0110 1/25/16   Gmajor waltz (0110) PDF MP3
0104 1/25/16   Dmajor reel (0104) PDF MP3
0103 1/25/16 3/14/16 Calypsoish reel (0103) PDF MP3
0099 1/14/16   Major Waltz (0099)
I have no idea what key this is in...
PDF MP3
0097 12/2/15   Major Jig Medley (0097)
Medley of 0083, 0096, 0095
PDF MP3
0096 12/1/15   Dmajor Jig (0096) PDF MP3
0095 12/1/15   Amajor Jig (0095) PDF MP3
0094 11/29/15   Fast Waltz in Fminor (0094) PDF MP3
0093 11/28/15   Em Tangoish Waltz (0093) PDF MP3
0092 11/26/15   Cm Waltz (0092) PDF MP3
0091 11/25/15   Gmajor waltz (0091) PDF MP3
0089 11/16/15   Aminor waltz (0089) PDF MP3
0088 11/13/15   Em waltz (0088) PDF MP3
0087 11/8/15   Aminor waltz (0087) PDF MP3
0086 10/18/15   Bag O Rags (0086)
Medley of 0002, 0003, 0007
PDF MP3
0085 10/18/15   Em waltz (0085) PDF MP3
0084 10/18/15   Cm waltz (0084) PDF MP3
0083 10/18/15   Amajor jig (0083) PDF MP3
0082 10/5/15   Waltz Encounters (0082)
of the 3/4 kind
PDF MP3
0081 10/4/15   Cminor Reel (0081) PDF MP3
0080 10/4/15   Gm jig (0080) PDF MP3
0071 8/31/15   Amajor waltz (0071) PDF MP3
0064 8/30/15   F Reel (0064) PDF MP3
0063 8/20/15   Bb waltz (0063) PDF MP3
0058 7/24/15   Waltz (0058) PDF MP3
0057 7/24/15 8/1/15 Defiant Waltz (0057) PDF MP3
0056 7/24/15   Aminor Waltz (0056) PDF MP3
0054 6/25/15 8/25/15 Dm waltz (0054) PDF MP3
0049 5/25/15   Aminor Jig (0049) PDF MP3
0048 5/17/15   Fish & Chips & Vinegar Hambo (0048) PDF MP3
0047 5/16/15   Waltz in C (0047) PDF MP3
0045 5/16/15   Waltz Dmajor (0045) PDF MP3
0044 5/16/15   Englishy Cm tune in 3 (0044) PDF MP3
0043 5/1515   Dm waltz (0043) PDF MP3
0042 5/14/15   Aminor reel (0042) PDF MP3
0041 5/14/15   F minor jig (0041) PDF MP3
0040 5/14/15   Jody's Waltz (0040) PDF MP3
0039 5/8/15   Waltz in Bb (0039)
What is this? I've heard it before...
PDF MP3
0038 5/7/15   WTF Cm waltz (0038) PDF MP3
0036 5/7/15   Waltz in Gminor (0036) PDF MP3
0035 5/6/15   The End waltz (0035) PDF MP3
0033 5/5/15   Waltz in C (0033) PDF MP3
0032 5/4/15   Waltz almost in Bb major (0032) PDF MP3
0031 5/4/15   Viennese style waltz (0031) PDF MP3
0029 4/28/15   Hambo (0029) PDF MP3
0028 4/27/15   Cmaj waltz (0028) PDF MP3
0026 4/23/15   Em Waltz (0026) PDF MP3
0025 4/22/15   Up-tempo Flowing Dm Waltz (0025) PDF MP3
0024 4/19/15   Bouncy Raggy Reel (0024) PDF MP3
0023 4/19/15   Cm Waltz (0023) PDF MP3
0021 4/16/15   Cm Waltz (0021) PDF MP3
0020 4/15/15   Another tangoish waltz (0020) PDF MP3
0016,0017,0018 4/13/15   Jig Medley (0016,0017,0018)
(with a slip-jig contra dance
“Slipping Through the Cracks”)
PDF MP3
0015 3/21/15   Slip Jig (0015) PDF MP3
0014 4/8/15 4/24/15 Irishy Jig (0014) PDF MP3
0013 4/8/15 4/24/15 Tangoish Waltz (0013) PDF MP3
0012 4/3/15 4/17/15 Waltzing with Neko (0012) PDF MP3
0011 4/6/15 4/16/15 Crooked Waltz Straightened (0011) PDF MP3
0008 3/21/15   Smooth Waltz in Gminor (0008) PDF MP3
0007 3/20/15   Rag 3 (0007) PDF MP3
0006 3/20/15 5/8/15 Twiddly Waltz (0006) PDF MP3
0005 3/20/15 4/1/15 Waterfall Waltz (0005) PDF MP3
0004 3/20/15 3/30/15 Cascading Waltz (0004) PDF MP3
0003 3/10/15   Rag 2 (0003) PDF MP3
0002 3/10/15   Rag 1 (0002) PDF MP3
0001 3/3/15 5/2/15 Starting Over (0001) PDF MP3