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Title: Music learning sites?
Post by: groomporter on June 01, 2008, 08:16:36 AM
How about some sites useful for learning traditional music?

Folk Music of England Scotland Ireland and Wales http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html
Folk and traditional music and popular songs, with lyrics, Midi, tune information and history behind the folksongs and ballads. Irish, British and American folk music including Francis J. Child Ballads and sea shanties.

The Session http://www.thesession.org/
A collection of dozens of session tunes including music and recordings.

Smallpiper http://smallpiper.blogspot.com/
Podcasting Pipe (and flute tunes sometimes) to anyone who'd like to learn them!

Whistle This http://www.whistlethis.com/
About every two weeks a new traditional tune is posted to learn with sheet music, whistle notation and a sample clip if it's available. You grab the music to learn the tune and make it your own; then, record the tune on your PC and upload it to WhistleThis.com for others to hear and critique. Also includes "The Whistle University" with basic video lessons on playing and technique. See also "Whistle University" on Youtube

JS Sward
Lyrics for Sea Shanties
http://www.jsward.com/shanty/index.shtml

No Quarter Given
List of sources for Pirate songs
http://www.noquartergiven.net/music.htm

The Ballad Tree
Links to many sites for lyrics and mp3's
http://www.balladtree.com/links/songs.htm
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: LadyMorna on June 03, 2008, 04:09:40 PM
Thanks for the links; I will have to look them up.  I just got an autoharp, which I am pretty excited about using to sing with for fun. I know it's not technically a Renaissance period instrument, but to me it sort of has that "feel". I used to play one quite well, and I've missed it.

Lady Morna
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Sandman on June 04, 2008, 01:34:11 AM
This isn't so much a learning site, but it's a useful tool for musicians of any level of skill.
It's the metronome.
When I forget to pack mine, I go to www.metronomeonline.com (http://www.metronomeonline.com)
So I should probably give them a plug.
EDIT:
I forgot to mention, often times they feature links to other useful music tools/learning sites.
So check it out, even if just for that.
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Phillip McGuinness on June 04, 2008, 08:32:27 AM
Cantaria (http://www.cantaria.com), 260+ traditional songs, each one with an accompanying mp3.

The Brobdingnagian Bards lyrics page (http://www.thebards.net/music/), songs the Bards perform.

Mudcat.org (http://www.mudcat.org), a great traditional music site with discussion forums and where you can download the indispensable Digital Tradition Folksong Database (http://www.mudcat.org/download.cfm).
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Molden on June 12, 2008, 11:34:28 AM
THANKS Sandman!

I'd been wanting to get a metronome for practicin' with me didgeridoo. This is a BIG help!
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: groomporter on June 16, 2008, 01:35:38 PM
Another site for pennywhistle that I just found
http://www.micksvirtualwhistle.net/

Also I forgot about
http://www.chiffandfipple.com/ also for whistle players
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Pascal on June 16, 2008, 04:05:02 PM
You can find all the O'Neill's Celtic tunes (over 3,000 of them) at http://www.freesheetmusic.net (http://www.freesheetmusic.net)
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Sandman on June 17, 2008, 11:35:44 PM
THANKS Sandman!

I'd been wanting to get a metronome for practicin' with me didgeridoo. This is a BIG help!
You are most welcome!  :D
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: groomporter on June 18, 2008, 06:28:48 PM
Just saw this list of books and CDs posted on alt.fairs.renaissance

Mandolin Music for Renaissance Faires Book/CD  5/5/2008
Mandolin Music for Medieval Faires Book/CD
Medieval Music for Mandolin Book/CD
Medieval Music for Mandolin Vol II Book/CD
Renaissance Music for Mandolin Book/CD
Music of Spain & South America for Mandolin Book/CD
Traditional Dance Music of Spain & South America Book/CD
Early Dance Music for Mandolin Book/CD
Celtic Music for Mandolin Book/CD Including Renaissance Dances & Early
Music

http://home.earthlink.net/~guitarandlute/book-cd.html
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: renmaiden on June 19, 2008, 02:38:08 PM
Another good website to find sheet music is "http://www.tinwhistler.com/index.aspx"...
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Merry on June 23, 2008, 08:48:30 AM
the Whistle site was awesome, but I have a recorder:(  Does anyone know of an similar site for recorders? 
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Thistle on June 25, 2008, 01:28:35 AM
Again, not a site.. but a neat tool for those of us who are only spotty at sight-reading:

http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/

Its a free download for a neat little program that lets you enter in the notation to a song, then either play it in the application or export to MIDI. it makes it soooo much easier to learn a tune if you're better at hearing than reading.
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Merry on June 26, 2008, 08:48:46 AM
Again, not a site.. but a neat tool for those of us who are only spotty at sight-reading:

http://www.finalemusic.com/notepad/

Its a free download for a neat little program that lets you enter in the notation to a song, then either play it in the application or export to MIDI. it makes it soooo much easier to learn a tune if you're better at hearing than reading.

Wow!  The the parent program Finale 2008 is amazing!  Thanks for the link.  I'll definately check out Notepad.
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Phillip McGuinness on June 26, 2008, 09:02:03 AM
Stole from another thread and posted here for completeness:

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/irish-folk-music/
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Cloverpogue on July 07, 2008, 10:53:40 AM
http://www.contemplator.com/folk.html

they have sea shanties, traditional songs, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the States,
lullabies, etc..
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Sandman on July 23, 2008, 10:45:03 PM
it makes it soooo much easier to learn a tune if you're better at hearing than reading.
I think myself, and every other suzuki method musician on the forum owes you thanks.
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: gypsylakat on July 23, 2008, 11:00:47 PM
If you're an ear player and would like to learn to read music (I'm a music major) you should check out Musictheory.net it explains all the basics and some more complex in's and out's in different lessons and has quizzes and stuff to practice.

Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: MargaretScroggs on August 29, 2008, 02:17:16 PM
Does anyone happen to have a site for viola music? I know I have had trouble finding any for faire songs.
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Pascal on August 29, 2008, 04:56:35 PM
Try this for viola sites: http://www.findfreesheetmusic.com/cgi-bin/links/search.cgi?query=viola&submit=Search (http://www.findfreesheetmusic.com/cgi-bin/links/search.cgi?query=viola&submit=Search)
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: MargaretScroggs on September 02, 2008, 03:22:08 PM
okay. ^_^ thank you so much.
Title: Re: Music learning sites?
Post by: Robert Phoenix on September 03, 2008, 07:04:14 PM
Irish songs- Lyrics with Guitar Cords by Martin Dardis
http://unitedireland.tripod.com/index.html