Notation for Ken Perlman tunes

These are Ken Perlman’s transcriptions of two of the tunes he learned from fiddlers on Prince Edward Island. Musical notation is only a guide to one way to play a tune. Use the written notes along with the recordings. If you hear something different than what is written down, good. Trust your ears. Play what you hear.

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The Brae Reel

The Mirimichi Fire

Used with permission from The Fiddle Music of Prince Edward Island by Ken Perlman (Mel Bay Publications).

Written music is a sketch. Sound documents are the ultimate authority.

To hear Ken Perlman play these tunes.

Alan Jabbour & Ken Perlman will be performing in a fiddle & banjo summit at the Fiddle Club of the World‘s meeting on Wednesday, October 29 at Paddy O’Splaines. Click here to register, or call 773.728.6000.

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