Fiddle Resources, M-Z

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Mandolin Babe (Books, CDs, accessories for a variety of instruments; skype lessons for banjitar and mandolin).

Missouri Fiddling (Missouri State Old Time Fiddlers Association)
The long out-of-print Missouri fiddle cassette series is now being offered in the form of digital album or single track downloads. The URL for our page is: Take a look and check back from time to time as more releases are in the pipeline. All track are fully-streamable, too, which means you don’t have to purchase just to listen.

Mel Bay Publications (The source for instructional fiddle books)

Midsummer Music Agency (Ceilidh bands & barn dance bands for weddings, dinners & corporate events throughout England, Wales & Scotland. Also string quartets, jazz bands…)

Mona Lisa Sound (String quartet arrangements of classic rock, made famous by the Hampton String Quartet)

Music City Strings (Resource directory for instruments, bows, strings, etc.)

Musical Instrument Makers Forum (Fiddle teacher Brendan Booher’s lessons for beginning to intermediate fidders)

Music Masters (Mastering and duplication of CDs and cassettes)

Music Room (Wide variety of music)

National Fiddler Hall of Fame, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Native Ground Books & Recordings (Old time and bluegrass books and CDs by Wayne Erbsen)

Old Blue Records (Old time CDs, including Solomon Family)

Online Fakebook of Old Time Music (A collection of 279 tunes in MIDI format plus selected sheet music. Old time and Celtic. MIDI player can be downloaded; allows user to adjust tempo, mute voices, and change keys.)

On-line Violin Building Course (20-week course beginning mid-June, 2000)

Old Time Music Web Tour (Links to old-time sites, plus a banjo tutorial)

The Online Music School (Featuring the music of master fiddle player Jim McKillop in Video/DVD and CDs. Online multimedia violin lessons to be released shortly.)

Pinecastle Records (Bluegrass recordings) (Large selection of bluegrass/fiddle instructional materials as well as instruments) (Scottish traditional music video lessons, practice tracks and digital sheet music)

The Portland Collection (Highly regarded books and CDs of contra dance music)

Ragtime for Fiddle and Mandolin (book available from Reviewed in the Winter ’06/’07 issue of Fiddler Magazine.

Red Dog Music Books (Independent music book publisher in the Blue Ridge Mountains; specializing in roots and heritage music instruction books for guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin…)

Reed Kotler Music (Digital music study recorders)

Roots of American Fiddle Music (Early string bands from the 1920’s)

The history of the musical saw and how to play it! (Hundreds of tunes by Scottish composers in sheet music available for immediate printing using sibelius/scorch) (Publisher of Scottish traditional music books and tuition DVDs)

James Scott Skinner (Aberdeen University’s website dedicated to the Scottish violinst and composer)

Benjamin Smeall / SongCycleS Music Studio (Teacher of fiddle and other instruments in Green Bay Wisconsin; graduate of Berklee College of Music, a former student of Matt Glaser and Randy Sabien)

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)

Sola Violins (Lafayette, Louisiana full-service strings shop with monthly music shows)

Spring Fed Records (A wonderful resource from the Arts Center of Cannon County, TN. Great selection of old time recordings, including many available for free streaming. Artists include Howdy Forrester, Clyde Davenport, J.T. Perkins, Clayton McMichen, Frazier Moss, Fiddlin’ Doc Roberts, Norman Edwards, Vernon Solomon, and many more.) (Interactive database where you can list or find alternative string charts, CDs, videos & instructional books featuring alternative string styles; news on upcoming alternative string events)

Super-Sensitive Musical String Co.

Superscope Technologies (CD recording system)

Swing Cat Enterprises (Creators of “The Impressionist” form-fitting chinrest; Paul Anastasio’s recording company; one-on-one intensive workshops)

Texas-style fiddling thesis/article: Diffusion of Texas Style Fiddling to Non-fiddlers

Thirty Below (The source for Québécois CDs, cassettes, books and videos) Fiddle & hammered dulcimer website (Davis James’ site has helpful tips on technique, reading music, and transcriptions for beginners)

TRIGALLIA (The main door to celtic festivals)

True Western Music (Online music store for cowboy music and traditional western music) (Free sheet music for violin — classical, Celtic, hymns, and other styles)

Voyager Recordings (Fiddle recordings & tune books — old-time, Northwest, contra, Québécois — artists such as Vivian Williams, Louis Boudreault, Rodney Miller, Joe Pancerzewski…)

H.S. Wake (Books & videos on violin making)

The Waltz Book 4 (75 traditional and newly-composed waltzes. The fourth book of waltzes in a popular series by Bill Matthiesen)

WipLstix (Travel practice violin)

Young Tradition Vermont (Your gateway to traditional dance and music in northern Vermont)