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  • Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans. - A professional lutherie organization established in 1988 to help provide a sense of community and professionalism to the field of stringed instrument making and repair.

  • Musician's and Instrument Maker's Forum - Participate on the Musical Instrument Makers Forum, an interactive forum for the discussion of musical instrument construction, design and repair; welcoming builders of all instruments at any skill level from expert to wannabe.

  • Guild of American Lutherie - The Guild of American Luthiers is a non-profit educational membership organization, formed in 1972 to advance the craft of string instrument making and repair (lutherie), through a free exchange of information.

  • Guitar Notes - Premier guitar site. Tabs, lessons, MP3, classifieds, auctions, and thousands of links.

  • Reed Kotler Music - Cool transcribing aids that help you learn by ear from your favorite recordings.

  • Ezfolk.com - Richard Hefner's instructional site for banjo (bluegrass & clawhammer) and folk guitar. Over 300 pages of tablature, tutorials, and more to make your learning experience an enjoyable one.

  • TablEdit Tablature Editor -  TablEdit Tablature Editor is for guitar and other instruments, and runs under Windows (3.1, 95, 98, NT and 2000. Download the TablEdit Demo here.

  • King Brown Hand Crafts. - Beautiful hand made Violins, Bluegrass Mandolins, Acoustic Guitars, as well as the famous Wedge pickups for violin and cello. Also offering electric violin, electric violin components and kits.

  • The Guitarport.com - A portal for those who seek information about guitars, playing styles, accessories, players, makers, teachers and more.

  • Harmony Central - Incredible musician's resource.

  • Mandolin Cafe - Premier mandolin resource.

  • RM Mottola - Custom built stringed instruments and articles about lutherie (including details on building piezo cable pickups and preamps).

  • Infinite Limits - A multi-faceted company featuring music publishing and website design. Always looking for that hit song. Be accessible to the world with your own website.

  • Somervell Guitars - Handmade classical guitars in the Spanish tradition.

  • Guitar Secrets - Lead guitar made easy and free online guitar lessons"


    Downloads and other files
     

  • Piezo calculations
    This is an Excel spreadsheet for calculating the cutoff frequency for a given piezo sensor, based on a given input impedance. Vary either to change the other.

  • Tradewinds by Aubrey Spurlock
    This piece started as a simple sight-reading exercise but has a certain charm. The theme is a east-meets-west anachronistic idea. Rhythmically simple and with few sharps or flats.

  • Spin by Aubrey Spurlock
    Although it was written for guitar, Spin sounds really cool with the voice used in this file. It reminds me of a street organ .  This piece uses basic chords,  mixed with melody in a simple fingerstyle pattern.

  • Edge of your Dreams by Susan King and Aubrey Spurlock
    This is an instrumental version of a tune written in 1985. It is dedicated to the memory of a friend who passed away too soon.

  • Lyric Dance by Aubrey Spurlock
    Lyric Dance is a simple classical guitar piece, but sounds great on the organ too. It shows how a melody and a bass line can weave together to form harmony.

  • Waltz by Aubrey Spurlock  Here is a piece for fingerstyle development. The chords are basic, except for a nice voicing of an F major.

 
 
 

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