Imagine the sweet sound of a reed instrument.
Imagine being able to create a sense of community wherever you are.
Imagine a truly portable instrument that can be carried everywhere.
That's the Xaphoon.
Brought to you free of charge by the friendly folks at www.Xaphoon.com. Special thanks to Xaphoon enthusiast Larry Kuhns for creating this Xaphoon-specific sheet music!
The goal of this song book is to provide a collection of well known songs to assist the new Xaphoon player in learning this wonderful instrument. The collection contains songs that range from easy to advanced. The Table Of Contents below lists the songs in the order of increasing difficulty. Included with each song are Xaphoon fingering diagrams for each note, standard music notation, lyrics and piano/guitar chord names (see Figure 1). At the end of the song is a summary of the Xaphoon fingerings for all notes used in the song. This is provided as a quick review of all fingerings found in the song. New players are advised to practice playing all of the notes in the note summary prior to playing the song.
A Midi for each song is included to familiarize you with the melody - just click on the icon next to the song title. The songs have been carefully selected to include all notes in the lower 1-1/2 octaves of the Xaphoon range, including most accidentals (sharps and flats).
This sheet music was created using an incredible piece of software called TablEdit which is described in further detail at the bottom of this page.
* Chord names and lyrics are included.
* All sheet music written for “C” Xaphoon.
We hope you find this song book helpful in learning to play the Xaphoon. With practice, you’ll quickly find that you will be able to start playing songs by ear without the need for sheet music. Good luck and keep Xaphooning !!!
Xaphoon Song Book - Volume I
More Xaphoon sheet music can be found at the “Xaphoon Tabs” fan site: http://www.xaphoontabs.de.vu .
As mentioned elsewhere on this site, more sheet music can be had by making use of sheet music designed for the Recorder. Both instruments are in the same key and have almost identical ranges.
The sheet music is available for download in Adobe PDF format . In the sheet music list, click the image to the left of the song titles.