Well, once upon a time there used to be a FAQ on what's out there
in the way of music notation programs and possible
WWW protocols for music, but it appears to have died a horrible
death; I can find links to it all over the map, but the thing itself
nowhere. So no more link to it for now, alas.
Be that as it may, you can do no better, IMNSHO, for passing along
tunes by email or any other digital medium than audio, than to use
the very excellent ABC
Celtic & Northern European
- The Digital
- It's back!! They found a site that could support them when
Xerox decided to shut them down over copyright issues, and now
they're back and better than ever. Fantastic reference of over
five thousand folksongs, mostly from Northern Europe and North
America. Long may they wave!
- Celtic Music
- Celtic Music Archive; lots of good stuff. Check out, at this same
site, the Celtic
music on the Internet FAQ.
- Great collection of jigs, reels, hornpipes, waltzes, morris tunes and
lots more, stored in an ASCII format which you can look at as ASCII, or as
a generated gif, or which you can print in a variety of forms.
Irish and Swedish Tunebook
- GIF and ABC formats of numerous tunes; the Swedish ones are a nice
- Claude's Folk Pages
- A dandy site; chords & lyrics, bands, links, jukebox, all kine stuffs.
- The Gaelic
- Info on styles, singer bios, and songs in the three Gaelics --
Irish, Scots and Manx.
- Collection of traditional tunes from Northern Europe (Irish, Scots,
Orkney, Scandinavian...); GIFs of music pages.
- Music Library
- Virtual Library of Music pointers.
- English Folk Dance and Song Society
- Homepage of this organization
dedicated to the protection of English folk heritage...
- The Hardanger Fiddle Assoc. of America
- These folks are dedicated to the preservation and teaching of the
traditional fiddle and fiddling styles of Norway. These living traditions
of music and dance have a history of at least 400 to 500 years in various
(usually mountainous) regions of the country.
It's a nice page, with pictures and sound.
Library of Morris Tunes
- A nice fat collection of Morris tunes
in ABC format.
This is the place where I shamelessly advertise my favorite site on
the web for audio files of the Unbelievably Awesome 78 Collection that
is Swazoo Koolak's Web Jukebox.
The selection changes monthly, and it's just so great. Rave, rave, rave.
You need an MPEG player to hear it; one able to handle MPEG3 would be best.
And here's also where I plug XAudio.
It's $10 shareware, it's available for a bunch of different platforms
(including Solaris, yay!) and is Great. Check it out. There isn't a Mac
version, but there doesn't have to be, since QuickTime 3 handles MPEG (2)
already (and has been chosen as the technology of choice for the MPEG
committee's upcoming MPEG 4... whee!)
- Pictures of Renaissance instruments, audio clips.
Rock, Goth, Funk, etc
- Jethro Tull
- Jethro Tull discographies with lyrics. There's
Tull site as well, with great pictures... And, of course,
the one, the only, The Official
Jethro Tull Website. Damn nice.
- "If you ain't gonna get it on, take your dead ass home..."
- VampLestat's Gothic
- The seminal Gothic music&culture site. Check out also the
Gothic FTP Archive.
- Heather Rose Busby, where did you go?
- The Internet
Underground Music Archive
- Well, it's on the Netscape "cool" list, so it's gotta be cool, right?
- The Ultimate Band List
- Huge database of bands with links. If you want to find info on a band,
chances are good it'll be here.
- The Annotated Grateful Dead
- This is a really cool project put together by David Dodd. He's done
such a cool job, he inspired me to do my own Annotated
- The Theremin Home Page
- A web site devoted to the amazing and bizarre electronic instrument
invented by Leon Theremin in 1918. WAY cool.
Last updated: 4 Oct 1999