Nice Resource For Beginners

Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
one month ago
123 posts

Not just for beginners.  Thank you, Sandi, for bringing this up again and thank you, Dusty, for the cleaned up link for http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/.  The site is worth bookmarking and also prowling that Main Menu.  It started in 2000 and is so jam-packed with information and sites to see.  While the tab and other information isn't written for dulcimer, it has tons of resources.  I had two songs I needed to come up with the lyrics, "Old Joe Clark" and "So Long It's Been Good to Know You."  Both have tons of versions and this let me compare and decide.  There's lots of music resources and the music education section is a school unto itself.  Just wish the dulcimer had been part of the resources.  It feels like we're the "Rodney Dangerfield" of musical instruments.

hugssandi
@hugssandi
one month ago
225 posts

Thank you for this resource!

nigelbleddfa
@nigelbleddfa
last year
33 posts

Thank you, Dusty.

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty-turtle
last year
1,097 posts

Here is the link: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/.  I will also fix it in the original post.

FYI: The best way to create a hyperlink in a post is to use the hyperlink tool.  Just highlight the text that will have the link and click the hyperlink icon (the fifth icon from the right in the tool bar).  Then you paste the URL and can choose to have the link open in another window or this one (I always choose another window).




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updated by @dusty-turtle: 03/19/18 12:21:38PM
nigelbleddfa
@nigelbleddfa
last year
33 posts

It does the same thing, Lois, just brings us back to where we started. Strange !

Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
last year
123 posts

FWIW I just put in this. (Dunno if it's http or https.)   traditionalmusic.co.uk

nigelbleddfa
@nigelbleddfa
last year
33 posts

Yes, Ken, I know and that is why I tried to edit it. It seems that this forum does not encourage links to other sites. Either that or I am doing things the wrong way. If you type in the words a browser will take you there. It's interesting to see that the dulcimer is not included in the instruments discussed and my own country, Wales, is completely ignored. Nevertheless there is some good stuff there and I am prepared to forgive these omissions nod

I have just downloaded the sheet music for "Hewlett" . The only tune I play properly at present is "Wildwood Flower" and that I should seek to play "Hewlett" is an attempt to bury my failed efforts to learn the autoharp, these two tunes being my favourites when others played them on their autoharps. 

It will be a long time before any of my music features on this site, possibly years, but I am having a lot of fun and will persevere.

Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
last year
1,527 posts

Nigel -- Trad Music UK is a great resource.  However, your link does not take us there; it takes us to a copy of this page...  There are 2 "diamond Question Marks which precede the link for some reason that may be causing the problem...

nigelbleddfa
@nigelbleddfa
last year
33 posts

I would imagine that reference has already been made to this site

 

http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/

 

and that old hands are familiar with it. I mention it now so that absolute beginners, like myself, are aware of its existence without having to read every post on FOTMD. "Wood from the trees" sort of thing sun


updated by @nigelbleddfa: 03/22/18 11:44:13AM