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This archive features hundreds of transcriptions of 189 different songs in 96 different tunings - including dulcimer tabs, bass guitar notation, and lead sheets as well.

This archive of transcriptions was originally conceived and designed by Sue McNamara. It has since evolved into a constantly growing project maintained collectively by Sue and fellow guitarists Marian Russell and Howard Wright (with special thanks to Dave Blackburn and Mark Domyancich). Many other guitarists from around the world have contributed transcriptions as well.

We make no claim that all the transcriptions in the database are exactly the way Joni plays them on her records - many are simply our own versions or interpretations. However, there are those that we've taken particular pains in attempting to "copy" what Joni has done. Take a look and tell us how you would rate them!

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(A number of Joni's tunings, although tuned to different pitches, have the same relative relationship between the strings. The "generic tuning" ignores the pitch and groups tunings with similar relationships. For a more detailed explanation, see the Tuning Patterns document.)
 

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