COMPENDIUM A-Z, 5th edition, is all my tunes up to the end of January 2023. There are the notes for 210 tunes, some lovely B&W photos, a story for each tune, and a large friendly number 5 on the front cover ($50). I have a few hard copies, but this is most readily available as a pdf.

THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT is all the tunes composed during the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, roughly from January 2023 to January 2024. There are thirty-four tunes with sheet music and guitar chords, a story for each tune, some gorgeous B&W photos, line-drawn rabbits by Rikki Burch, and a large friendly Jumping Rabbit on the front cover ($20).

COMPENDIUM A-Z, 4th edition, is all my tunes up to the end of February 2022. There are the notes for 177 tunes, some lovely B&W photos, a story for each tune, and a large friendly number 4 on the front cover ($40). The compendium is so big now, it has the notes but not the chords. The yearly tune books will have the chords, the compendiums will not.

THE YEAR OF THE TIGER is all the tunes composed during the Chinese Year of the Tiger, from January 2022 to January 2023. There are 33 tunes with sheet music and guitar chords, a story for each tune, some gorgeous B&W photos, line-drawn tigers by Rikki Burch, AI art of a medieval village, and a large friendly Crouching Tiger on the front cover ($20).

THE YEAR OF THE OX. This is  a little tune book ($20) of the 27 tunes I wrote between January 2021 and January 2022 (the year of the Ox in Chinese astrology). The book features the notes and the chords, and the story, for each tune, along with superb B&W photos by Notley Hawkins.

The little yearly tune books have the chords, the compendiums do not.

Compendium A-Z 2nd ed.

COMPENDIUM A-Z, 2nd edition, was the complete collection of all my composed tunes up to the end of May 2020. It includes the sheet music and chords for 114 tunes, some gorgeous B&W photos, a story for each tune, and a large friendly number 2 hand-drawn on the front cover ($20).

COMPENDIUM A-Z, 3rd edition, is the complete collection of all my composed tunes up to the end of February 2021. There are 150 tunes with sheet music and chords, B&W art photos, a story for each tune, and a large friendly number 3 hand-drawn on the front cover. ($30). There is one copy for loan at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, in Columbia, MO.

Compendium A-Z

This is the first edition of the complete collection. All my original tunes (77 in all) up to the year 2019, the very first COMPENDIUM A-Z. Now out of print.

The next little TUNE BOOK is called Nineteen Tunes for 2019 (with actually twenty tunes), new original tunes with names such as “Beach Umbrellas,” “Fast Ethel,” “Oversize Load.” Tunes, B&W art photos, and stories. ($20)

SEAGULLS

There is also a TUNEBOOK for the Seagulls album, with musical notes, black-and-white photos, and a story about each tune ($10). The tunebook is available from Artlandish Gallery on Walnut and Yellow Dog Bookshop on Ninth, Columbia, MO.

What folks are saying about the first album of original tunes, FIDDLE TUNES FOR MY DAD:

“This is my favorite album of Pippa’s. Each tune is compelling and expressive–you know straight away what each one is saying, which is an uncommon and beautiful thing. The arrangements and performances are simple and spot on. Nothing gets in the way of the music. Pippa has a gift for creating tunes. They sound like classics already. Listen a few times and you’ll see what I mean.” Darry Dolezal (cellist)

AND there’s a little TUNEBOOK that goes with the Fiddle Tunes for My Dad CD, with all the notes and the chords for the tunes on the CD, along with gorgeous black-and-white photos by David Dearnley, one for each tune ($10).

Pippa Letsky