Tunes by Difficulty

This page is designed to help the beginner navigate through the tunes on this website in an order from easy to hard! It takes in tunes from the following courses and places and puts them in order of difficulty, starting at easy.
Beginner Tunes
A Focus on Technique
Tune Friday
Time to Dance (Vicki & Jonny's tunes)

There is a lot to migrate over here, so keep checking back! If you are a complete beginner make sure you start with the Nyckelharpa-4-a-Day


Three Note Tunes (primarily aimed at children, but also good for adults!)
Merrily We Roll Along
Hot Cross Buns

First Position - A String Five Note Tunes
March of the Daffodils
Fallen Apples (child lesson)
Go Tell Aunt Rody (child lesson)
Perry the Partridge (Sad)
Perry the Partridge (Happy)
Clog Bransle
Flagpole Tree
Femtiöringen
Adam's Appleseed (in A)
Skomakarpolskan

First Position - dropping down onto G
Au Claire de la Lune (child lesson)
London Bridge is Falling Down (child lesson)
Miss Mack (child lesson)
Ut i Gröna Lunden
Shepherd's Hey
Sticky G-n-T
Adam's Appleseed (in G)
The Jingling Keys
An Dro
Lampshade Tree

Onto the Second String
C-Saw (child lesson)
Hopping (child lesson)
ABCs (child lesson)
CDs (child lesson)
Jumping Beans (child lesson)
Jumping Peas (child lesson)
DAA (child lesson)
London's Burning (child lesson)
Frere Jacques
Ode to Joy (child lesson)
Edelweiss
The Cuckoo (child lesson)
Lavender's Blue
The Shoemaker
The Shoemaker (child lesson)
Katie's Waltz (child lesson)
Starter for Two
Menuet by Bach (simple version)
The Halsway Parade
The Global Halsway Parade (2020)
HarpaFours
The Bluebell Line
Ringdans
Dans i Hagen
Flickan Hon Går i Dansen
Et To Tre
Brudmarsch efter Johan Vilhelm Söderkvist
Colin's Cattle
The Rowan Tree
Polka från Finland
The Piper's Wedding March
Bobbing Joe
Emma
An Ape, a Lion, a Fox and an Ass
Bonnie at Morn
Tillsammanspolska
Polska Cups
Näckens Midsommar Polska (in Gm)
Näckens Midsommar Polska (moraharpa)

Onto the Third String
Rutebilen
Magnushymnen
Branle de la Montarde
A Santa Maria Dadas – Cantiga 140
Kråkemål
Jämtlands Brudmarsch

First Position
Buffens
The Archer from the Huntsman's Chorus
Små Grodorna (old lesson with a new video added!)
Så Går Vi Runt Om Ett Enerissnår
Karusellen
Björnen Sover
Vi Äro Musikanter
Vi Går Över Daggstänkta Berg
Lille Långdans från Bingsjö
Flickorna Svensson
The Ash Grove
Olle's Födelsedags Låt
The Thousandth
Olle's Polska
Vintage Puget
Tree in a Bog
Marie's Wedding
Horses Bransle
Rufty Tufty
Nonesuch
Ai Vis Lo Lop
Hia Hia Svärmor
Polls ur Sven Lorenn Brunn’s Notbok
Två Hjärtans Polska
Fotspårensmarsch
Valhalla Near Basingstoke
Wolf Rock's March
Cornish Broom Dance
Riddaren
Le Ruban Bleu
Schottische a Virmoux
Scots Branle
Incognito Ian
JoLaine's Jig
Old Tom of Oxford
Man in the Moon (The)
Rochdale Coconut Dance (The)
Calle's Påskgånglåt (lower version)
Gathering Peasecods
The Race for Home
The Revelstoke Wedding
The Winter Wedding
The Willows
One for Diana
Poppy's Present
Childegrove
Maiden Lane
Goddesses
Argeers
Hare's Maggot
Mr Isaacs Maggot
Mount Hills
Oskars Schottis
Långdans från Sollerön
The Braes of Dornoch

First Position and Cool
1814
Byss-Calle No. 9 Skålarna - Skänklåt
Hands Across the Pond
Svängrumpa
Fläderhuspolskan
Spikens Vals
Schottis från Oviken
Polska efter Johan Skedin från Tärnsjö
Pour Qui Files-tu?
The Rogues March
Half Hannekin
Diversion Ahead
Double Shot Coffee
Stingo
Fandango
T
he Fine Companion
The Lace in the Door
The Little Pard
Norrahammarsvägen
Millison's Jig
The Black Nag
Hyde and Seek
The Japonica Jig
Dancing Out
Ryan's Favourite
The Seven Stars
Vals a Cinq Temps
The Kindness of Thwaite
Stanes Morris
Polska after Andreas Dahlgren Number 87
Pollenesse efter Andreas Dahlgren Number 99
Schottis efter Sixten i Verpeshultaberg
Polska efter Jonas Hansson
Springvals från Valö efter Ceylon Wallin
Mr Lane's Maggot
Konvulsionslåt
Brudmarsch efter Täpp Erik Andersson

First Position and Funky
Ankapoo
Tongue in Cheek
Italian Pants
Dot Dot Dot
Hornpipe Hollandica
Stena's Hornpipe
Jenny Pluck Pears
Jeannie's Blue E'en
Sunny Skies
Dancing Shoes
The Piper's Wedding Jig
Rocky Road to Dublin
Burning of the Pipers Hut
The Drunken Piper
Palästinaleid
Petit Riens
Row Well Ye Mariners
La Gavre
Sellengers Round
Hector the Hero
The Fair Maid of Barra
Polska efter Båtsman Däck
Cantiga 166 de Alfonso X "Vox Vulgaris"
Cantigas de Santa Maria No 353
Çantigas de Sante Maria No. 417
A Virgen Mui Grioriosa - Cantiga 42
A Trip to Paris
Hamburska efter Pehr Ericsson
Hans Grinds Jäspodspolska
Piggelunkschottisen
Hawaiian Contra
Rum in the Pudding
Härjedalsschottisen
The Tomasson Girls
Stures Schottis
Schottis från Lima
Cadrill Kozaken
The Duke of Kent's Waltz No. 1
The Indian Queen
The Inverness Gathering
Connaught Man's Rambles
Dusty Windowsills
Banish Misfortune
De'il Among the Tailors
Rocking the Baby
Älgknappen
Bröllopsgåvan
Skäggigtpolskan
Pinkie and the Cradle
That Mallet Moment
The Irish Washerwoman
Røros Pols
Byss-Calle 37 - Ridmarsch
Stensele Polskan
Lille Lappen Lila's Polska (in C)
Pollonesse ur Andreas Dahlgrens Notbok
Polska från Mariebol - Morfars Polska
One for his Nob
The Singi Sunset
The Cedar Fence
St Alban's New Contra
Anastasia
Lightening the Load - 32 bar version
Lightening the Load - 48 bar version
The Bowstring Reel
Finnskog efter Jan Andersson
Gärdsbygubbarnas Polska
Polska efter Pål Karl Persson
Grizzly Hills from World of Warcraft
Donald McLeod's Reel and Donald McLeod's Endurance Training
The Devil's Schottis
Mid-Year Spice
Caucasia Contra

Up to F / F#
Seth's Jolly Contra
Upon a Summer's Day
Nobody's Jig
O'Hara's Cup by O'Carolan
The Female Sayler
Dr Who Pirate Jig
Epping Forest
Vårvinda Friska
New England Square
The Sloe
Hunt the Hog
Poignant Waltz
Hassefallpolskan
Böl-Olle's Schottis
Fiddling About

Up to G
Crab Stretch
Bonden i Paradis
Butter'd Peas
Newcastle
Hambopolska efter Sixten i Verpehultesberg
Byss-Calle 10
Grimstock
When the Battle's O'er
Polska ur Carl Johan Johanssons Notbok
Andy Carey
Drops of Brandy
Bortapolskan
Waltz for Shari
Hunt the Squirrel
Three Around Three
Josefin's Dopvals
100 Pipers
Polska ur Hugo Hägerströms Notbok
The Quantox Reel
Jack Pudding
Doodle Oak Cloggers
Byss-Calle 25
Byss-Calle 32
Byss-Calle 11
Byss-Calle 19
Barham Down
Hedingham Green
Hälleforsnäspolskan
Jonny's Jolly Polska
Fikavalsen
Fnyka Polskan
Tierpspolskan
Sistapolskan
Linus På Linjen
Vendelpolskan
Polska från Östra-Ryd
The Cotillion
Fanteladda
Dragonmössan
Captain Lanoe's Quick March
Marvelous Meg
Rocking Rocquefort
The Darkside
Zenbow
Study in G Minor

Above G
An Aire for Aires
Änglapolskan
John Ryan's
Air from the Double Dealer

Red House
Vals efter Hans Werkmäster från Rättvik
Bakvändervalsen
Lego Bricks
Byss-Calle 18 - Vals
Emperor of the Moon
Calle's Påskgånglåt (higher version)
Polska efter Calle Svankvist
Schottis in C
Schottis efter Eric Sahlström
Shepherd and Shepherdess
Imeland och Grimeland
Kontrabasharpa Polska
Spiderfingers
String Crossing Tune
Polska efter Calle Svankvist
Slängpolska ur Hugo Gustaf Svenssons Sammling
Dick's Maggot
Presbyterian Hornpipe
Midsommarn
Marsch efter Calle Svankvist
Polska efter Jonas Börjesson
Byss-Calle 57 - Klockstapelsvalsen
Eklunda Polska
Schottis efter Knaft Jonke
Study in D major
Trip to Barnard
The Maniac
The Maniac Variation
The Loon


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