bonniecarol.com Bonnie Carol
bearmeadow.com Dwain Wilder
cloudninemusical.com Michael Allen
coloradocase.com Cases for dulcimers
davidsdulcimers.com David Lindsey--the following site is another website with D Lindsey connections
sweetsongstringband.com/davidsdulcimers.html nice website of David Lindsey’s musical endeavors, both as a builder and as a performer. A lot of good links that aren’t often cited by others. Go check them out.
dustystrings.com owned and designed by Ray & Sue Mooers and their fine staff. At least some of the high-end Dusty Strings instruments were designed by Sam Rizzetta wholesale or retail
flat-creek.com builder Jeff Kamp’s store in Hardy AR
folkcraft.com David & Melissa Marks instruments, supplies for builders, accessories, books---the list goes on and on
whamdiddle.com Rick Fogel, in or near Seattle
grassrootsdulcimers.com Chuck Whitcomb
home.earthlink.net/~updf/nbi/ Nick Blanton
hammerdulcimer.homestead.com/bedardhammers.html Bob Bedard hammers
hurdygurdy.com Alden and Cali Hackmann
www.internationalluthiers.com Stringed instrument Making and Repair Supplies
International Luthiers Supply, Inc..P. O. Box 580397, Tulsa, OK 74158
jamesjonesinstruments.com James Jones
jkdulcimers.com Jim Hudson
masterworksok.com Masterworks instruments, owned and designed by Russell Cook wholesale & retail
Mcspaddendulcimers.com home of McSpadden mountain dulcimers, designed by Lynn McSpadden, under new ownership which is determined to maintain quality wholesale & retail
mountainmademusic.com William Berg
harpkit.com Music Maker Kits for music instruments
prussiavalley.com owned by Gary Sager, who builds mountain dulcimers. This is an excellent site, scoodles of merchandise, easy to do business with. I’m not going to try to include every MD builder in this group, but he’s here because of his excellent site.
rthum.com Rick Thum
samrizzetta.com Sam Rizzetta
songbirdhd.com Chris Foss
songofthewood.comJerry Read Smith
spearsinstruments.com Lee Spears
susato.com George Kelischek--- kits and more
timbreline.com Randy Barnes and Mitch Pingel
unicornstrings.com bowed psalteries I’ve heard people say these instruments are from the ancient world, but Margaret MacArthur told me she had met the guy who invented the bowed psaltery. Hmmm COLLECTIONS OF TUNES:
I prefer a collection that gives me tunes by ear and standard notation, but it’s nice if they include ABC for those who prefer that to learning standard notation. I seldom bother with collections that don’t give me a list of all the tunes, so that I can look through the titles, myself. I’m, usually, looking for tunes I don’t already know, so I don’t KNOW the title for which I’m looking.
ceolas.org Celtic music on the internet
contemplator.com/carolan/ Carolan music and information
cyberhymnal.org AKA NetHymnal. Over 10,000 Christian hymns, author bios, composer biographies, hymn histories and gospel songs from many denominations. You'll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, and more.
hetzler.homestead.com/ Hetzler’s Fakebook Learn tune by ear, seeing standard notation, playing along at a slower speed
hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com self-explanatory, I use this source a LOT
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/OH.htm a descriptive index of North American and British Isles music for the Folk Violin. The information varies from title to title, but it's really vast. It gives tune titles, alternate titles, some ABC versions of the tunes, some tune histories
irishtune.info lots of stuff
leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/RRTuneBk/listings.html Lots of tunes, well organized, variety of formats
library.yale.edu/~mkoth/webtunes.htm a list of tune collections on the web---excellent source
lutheran-hymnal.com Lutheran hymnal
mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm Old Timey Fiddle Tunes lots of tunes, lots of midi files
musicaviva.com 4,354 tunes in a variety of format--gives country of origin (Site is currently undergoing remodeling)
musipedia.org I’ll have to admit that I didn’t spend enough time with this to figure out how to do it, but the idea is really spectacular. You can click on a keyboard and it’ll write out the tune in ABC. At some point, I think it’ll tell you what that tune is, if you can figure out how to define the tune correctly. I tried with Amazing Grace and did well with the notes, but not the rhythms
oldmusicproject.com/allans.html Allan’s Irish Fiddler, other collections, incl O’Neil’s and Carolan
sessioneer.org playing tips for tin whistles, music for all. Different people contribute and the ease of viewing depends on who did it. Easy for me to look through tune titles.
thesession.org amazing collection. Not all the versions are as I’ve learned them, but I’ve no doubt they’re as SOMEone learned that tune
warrenemilyswan.us nice set of tunes, some unfamiliar ones pdf files
"An Educational Guide to Musical Instruments" This link was sent to us by Mrs. Deborah Ward and her student, Amy, from the great state of Delaware. The class is revamping their website and adding new sections.
http://10starmovies.com/ Download full length high quality movies or watch your favorite movies online free from the finest collection of all time popular and new released movies.
abcnotation.org.uk the abc home page
Dulcimers.com this has some wonderful material, but is Michigan-centric so you can’t use it as your only source.
everythingdulcimer.com I gather this is the website of Bruce Ford, a mountain dulcimer person in Pensacola Florida. This site has articles and advertisements that may be of help but, as in all such cases, let the “buyer” beware. They’re not juried. There are discussion groups and an extensive list of dulcimer clubs. I didn’t decide whether the website is selling anything other than advertising. They offer space for free advertisements and seem to sell some, as well
lii.org My sister-in-law, who’s a fancy librarian, introduced me to LII, Librarians’ Internet Index subtitled “Websites you can trust” Good grief! That means they’ve checked out whether the information on that site is correct. I could just go there and visit for the rest of my life. Check it out.
A couple of its suggestions: Inventions of Note: Sheet Music Collection
"This sheet music collection consists of popular songs and piano compositions that portray technologies (old and new alike) as revealed through song texts and/or cover art." Technologies include automobile, airplane, radio, and telephone, and most items date from 1890-1920. A small number of entries include sound files (such as "Kissing Papa through the Telephone"). Browseable by title. From the Lewis Music Library, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
URL: http://l ibraries.mit.edu/music/sheetmusic/
LII Item: http://www.ipl.org
Caffeine Content of Common Beverages:
Quick reference to caffeine content of selected beverages, including coffee, tea, soft drinks, and energy drinks. Provides a brief introduction to caffeine, "a substance that exists naturally in certain plants. ... It can also be produced synthetically and added to foods and beverages." From the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
LII Item: http://www.ipl.org
Collection of images and audio and video clips of musical
instruments from around the world.
Searchable, or browse by instrument, instrument type, geographic region, material (such as gourd or bamboo), genre, or ensemble (such as gamelan or steel band). Also includes a map showing the geographic distribution of the instruments, and a brief overview of the collection. From the World Music Instrument Collection, Wesleyan University Music Department.
music.indiana.edu/music_resources/software.html list of music software
pdinfo.com music in the public domain
rtpnet.org/~hdweb this calls itself the official hammered dulcimer website but it’s a bit like the official HD national championship. Who bestowed that title? There’s not some official authority-granting body. Nonetheless, this seems to be a genuine effort to provide information without being a sales site. It says the last update was in 2000, but some of the teacher listings are a bit more recent.
dirtylinen.com always a good read
Fiddle.com home of the GREAT Fiddler magazine
mugwumps.com/homepage.html I think that great old magazine is extinct, but this site isn’t
artcyclopedia.com/artists/hassam_childe.html my favorite American painter
artcyclopedia.com/artists/hopper_edward.html my other favorite American painter
imdb.com everything you ever wanted to know about movies. I LOVE movies.
online-literature.com/dickinson/ Fairly self-explanatory. I sent you to my favorite poet’s section, but there are others for other tastes. They don’t have anything from Edwin Arlington Robinson. No site’s perfect.
pumpkingutter.com folks, you just gotta see this
quotationspage.com Just what it says: quotations
NON-DULCIMER PEOPLE you should meet:
davidholt.com heartwarmingly good storyteller, musician, and all-round performer
cdss.org Country Dance and Song Society
cimbalom.org gives a few links for international sites
firstname.lastname@example.org Denton, TX club, mostly mountain dulcimers
fasola.org Sacred Harp
LSSDS.org the premiere Texas dulcimer club--Linda’s “home” organization
members.tripod.com/smib/clubs.htm list of mountain dulcimer clubs
octma.org Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association
srsnh.org Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire
Festivals, regularly-scheduled workshop opportunities, venues for regular performances
Remember: Some # of clubs host annual festivals The two sponsored by our local dulcimer organization (Winter Festival of Acoustic Music in February and Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival in May) can be found at LSSDS.org
folkschool.com John C. Campbell Folk School Brasstown, NC
hornpipe.com/hp/cal.htm/ lists Southern folk music venues and concerts
kentuckymusicweek.com one of my favorite places to work--check it out
ntif.org North Texas Irish Festival, usually first weekend in March
swangathering.com the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College, near Asheville, NC weeks of workshops in a lovely college campus setting
unclecalvins.org A coffeehouse that’s been hosting singer-songwriter concerts in Dallas for eons
Most, if not all, of the brick-and-mortar stores, here, have their counterparts on the internet and a few are found only via www
acoustic-corner.com Black Mountain NC
bems.com Boulder Early Music Shop Ouray CO
bucksmusic.com Bucks County Folk Music Shop New Britain PA
cdss.org Country Dance and Song Society--many good things for sale
dulcimerhouse.com Owned and run by Barry and Linda Evans. They have a store in or near Beaumont, TX and are a staple as vendors at a goodly # of festivals, but the internet’s much closer to you.
dustystrings.com Seattle WA--decide how much you can afford to spend before you go in---it’s hard to beLIEVE how much stuff you’re gonna want to buy
Elderly.com Lansing MI excellent source of music and instruments, highly reliable
eureka-usa.com The Mustard Seed Eureka Springs AR
folkharp.com another one of our lovely Texas resources, in Houston TX
folknotes.com/HD.html home-store in Ft Wayne, By appointment only. Not a storefront with regular hours
fretmill.com Roanoke VA Wes Chappel teaches HD there, part time.
frontporchmusic.com Valparaiso IN
gooseacres.com Cleveland OH
hmtrad.com House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD (DC/Baltimore area) I’ve heard this is one of the stores in which you can see and compare a wide variety of dulcimers.
homesteadpickinparlor.com Richfield MN
larkinthemorning.com Lark in the Morning online store
mandoweb.com Mandolin Brothers Staten Island NY HUGE inventory of all sorts of instruments
Mcspaddendulcimers.com really nice store in a tourist mecca with a difference: Mountain View, AR
mountainmademusic.com Columbus IN & Nashville IN
musicfolk.com St Louis MO. I’ve heard this is one of the stores in which you can see and compare a wide variety of dulcimers.
penders.com amazing store, based in Denton TX, with several branches in other places. One of the owners (Betty Gore) is a dulcimer enthusiast. I had to find a specific hard-to-find piece of sheet music as a favor to a very sick friend. A week later, it was mine.
pickinparlor.com Blue Ridge Pickin Parlor Granada Hills CA
pinelandsfolkmusic.com Mount Holly NJ
prussiavalley.com excellent site, scoodles of merchandise, easy to work with
rampantlion.com wonderful source of Celtic music and videos--online and at a few shows, including North Texas Irish Festival each first weekend in March
scotscorner.net/index.html lots of things Scottish
simplesounds.com wonderful store in Shipshewana IN
SoKattywompus.com Monrovia CA
songofthewood.com Black Mountain, NC
songsea.com Bar Harbor ME
stoneyend.com MN builders of harps, this site is also how you get to the huge internet store of Hobgoblin Music
susato.com Brasstown NC
tayberry.com Celtic & folk recordings by mail order
vintagefret.com Ashland NH
wildwoodmusic.com This is a gorgeous store in Coshocton, Ohio. Wesley and I had the good luck to be able to visit the area when I taught and we performed at historic Roscoe Village. Check it out. One of our fondest dulcimer memories.
MasterWorksOK.com Bennington OK, home of Masterworks Instruments