Interesting Links

On this page I have listed links to several websites that I have found useful. This list is far from comprehensive. If you have a website that might be of interest and would like to exchange links, please contact me.


Music Instruction

The Rogers School of Traditional Music
Music school run by me, Dr. Fiddle (Austin James Rogers, PhD), in Austin, TX. We specialize in old time music, but also offer lessons in bluegrass, Celtic, and Classical (piano only). We also have a variety of both new and used instruments for sell, sepcializing in fiddles. Lessons are offered on fiddle (old time and Celtic), banjo (old time, bluegrass, and Irish tenor), mandolin (old time and bluegrass), resonator guitar (aka Dobro, all styles), and piano (all styles).


Other Tune Collections

The Session
Large collection of mostly Celtic tune transcriptions, also includes a discussion forum.

Old Time Fiddle Tunes (Annotated by John S. Lamancusa, PhD, PE)
Nice collection of mostly old time tunes transcribed by Professor John Lamancusa of Penn State.

JC's ABC Tune Finder
Search engine for tunes in the ABC format, which can also be displayed as images or PDFs. Maintained by John Chambers at MIT.

The Traditional Tune Archive
Online database of traditional tunes. They appear to be mostly Celtic, and many do not contain transcriptions.

The Way of the Fiddle
Many nice old time transcriptions by John Brady in PDF format.

Tune Collections on the Internet
A list of online tune collections maintained by Mickey Koth, far more comprehensive than my set of links.

Fiddle Fork
Thousands of tunes, including files in ABC, Band-in-a-Box, MIDI, and PDF formats in their Free Music Downloads section. Most seem to be Celtic.


Online Forums

Fiddle Hangout | Banjo Hangout | Mando Hangout | Flatpicker Hangout | Reso Hangout
These are large, active sites with a wide variety of discussion forums, classifieds, jukeboxes of music posted by members, and collections of tablatures and transcriptions. As with any online forum, the quality and civility of discussions can vary greatly.

CONCERTINA.net
Everything you ever wanted to know about the concertina! Includes forums, a database of mostly Celtic tunes, and an online ABC to PDF converter that I found very useful when first starting to transcribe.