June 4, 2003
Learn to Play
to Play Music
Music Resource Page
This is a good site for parents and students. Dan Traugh gives a
lot of good advice.
Here is an evolving list of music lessons available on the Internet.
Interested in playing a dulcimer, the bagpipes, or Hawaiian slack
key guitar? Check out this site that offers lessons on some off-beat
instruments. Not all sites listed offer free lessons.
Anne Bell's website is rich with information for beginners to experts.
Drum Lessons Database
DrumBum is a percussion resource for players and music educators
of over 400 free lessons.
Surf RhythmWeb for the best on the Web regarding the world of rhythm
and percussion based music -- jazz, funk, blues, R&B, cajun
music, reggae, african pop and folk styles, samba, candombe, doumbek,
tonbak, frame drums like daf, riq, tar, kanjira, bodhran, water
bottle, coffee can, you name it...
ActiveBass is a "Do-It-Yourself" website. You can create
a bass line and show in a lesson with tab and music, you can build
an on-line jam track and e-mail it to your friends, write a review
of a CD you've been listening to and more.
Guitar Notes is an extensive collection of links and information,
which includes your favorite guitarists, guitar instruction for
all levels, guitar chords and tablature, guitar makers, guitar stores,
guitar equipment information, and hundreds of other online guitar
- On-Line Guitar Archive
Search a library of files that have been sent in by Internet users
since 1992. OLGA is a collection of chords, tablature, and lyrics
for thousands of songs, currently over 32,000 chord/tab files. It
also contains lessons, chord charts, software, information on building
guitars, and many links to other guitar-related Web sites.
Guitar Chord Dictionary
This unusual site helps you identify guitar chords by name, extension,
inversion, position of the chord, using letters or visual representation.
WholeNote: The Online Guitar Community
"WholeNote is a place where all the some-time, full-time, part-time,
and not-enough-time guitarists can go to grok musical knowledge
and contribute what they know to their fellow players." There are
over 1,600 lessons on the site.
These sites provide lessons for beginners through techniques for
Learn to play harmonica using software.
MusicPlay, or Mr. Land's Opus, was inspired by the film Mr. Holland's
Opus. Learn to play piano with interactive lessons that include
audio examples and self tests.
The instructor for the course is film composer and jazz musician,
Clinton Clark. Each lesson takes about 35 minutes to complete. Work
slowly and at your own pace. Beginning with Lesson Number 5, this
course uses audio, with the Apple QuickTime(TM) plugin, and 4.0
Marc Kuchner, a lyrics writer, share advise in his Songwriter's
Guide and links to other helpful sites.
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