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Welcome to Good Tunes

David De Santi has been accumulating ‘good’ tunes for over 30 years and wants to share them! He has been involved in performing and publishing for just about as long as that.

This website has information how to get the music and where to play it. You can purchase collections of folk music tunes from around the world here.

There are also chances to play at Good Tunes sessions at Australian Folk Festivals and venues hosted by David De Santi. Regular fortnightly (free) Good Tune Sessions are at The Burrow in West End, Brisbane.

2022 GOOD TUNES SESSIONS
Monday nights – The Burrow

The session returns to The Burrow, West End, Brisbane on 31 January 2022! The original 17 January start date has been cancelled with the current COVID uncertainty situation.

Bring an acoustic instrument to play. Sheet music with simple melody lines and chords is provided. Starts at 7.30pm. More details below.

And bring your friends if they just want to listen and enjoy the atmosphere, food and drink.

Facebook Event for 2022 Sessions at The Burrow, West End

2022 JAM CLUB with GOOD TUNES and SONGS
2nd Wednesdays of the month, QPAC – dates to be announced

Join the Good Tunes crew at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre for a song and tune jam. Bring an acoustic instrument to play. Sheet music with simple melody lines and chords is provided. Starts at 6pm.

And bring your friends if they just want to listen and enjoy the atmosphere, food and drink.

Facebook Event for 2021 Jam Club Sessions at QPAC

2022 COMING SESSIONS at The Burrow

7.30pm every 2nd Monday at THE BURROW, WEST END Facebook Event.:

17 January 31 January 14 February 28 February
(5th anniversary night)
14 March
28 March 11 April 25 April 9 May 23 May
6 June 20 June 4 July 18 July 1 August
15 August 29 August 12 September 26 September 10 October
24 October 7 November 24 November 5 December 19 December

HOW IT WORKS

  • BYO acoustic instrument to play wide range of traditional style folk tunes from around the world.
  • We’ll play through jigs, reels, polkas and waltzes and more from all over the place including Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Spain, France, Quebec, Australia, England, USA, and Scandinavia. You can see a sample of the tunes at: https://www.goodtunes.com.au/
  • All levels of musicians are welcome to join in..
  • The aim is to have fun and get everyone playing
  • There will be copies of the Good Tunes Book (with 157 tunes) to use.
  • The tunes are written as single line melody and with guitar chords.
  • You can also just use your ear if you wish.

PURCHASE BOOKS AND CDS

Check the STORE to purchase hard copy of tunebooks or purchase PDF e-books here.
Hard copies are also available at the sessions.

STOP PRESS: The Good Tunes CD (Volume 1) is now available with 40 tunes from the Good Tunes Book! Each tune is played twice so it will be a great way to learn and hear the tunes. CLICK HERE TO BUY

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