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Music Education Sites

http://www.aosa.org - The American Orff-Schulwerk Association home page. Lots of great info for music teachers!

http://www.op97.k12.il.us/schools/longfellow/lrexford/base/ - The Virtual Museum of Musical Inventions - This is a wonderful site put together by Chicago-area music teacher Liz Rexford. The site displays homemade instruments made by students all around the country. Check it out!

http://www.menc.org - The Music Educator's National Conference home page. Lots of resources for music teachers.

http://capella.cur.ac.uk/doug/instruments.html - This site contains many other links to sites about various musical instruments.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2405 - Music Education Online. A wonderful Music Education resource for students, teachers, and parents. Contains historical, cultural, biographical, and lots of other types of articles. A great find!

http://mag-nify/educ.monash.edu.au/acps/marimb2.au - Here's another school that built what looks like one of Jon Madin's marimbas! They even have a sound clip of one of Jon's pieces. This is Anderson Creek Primary School in Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia.

Instrument-Making Sites

http://dcwi.com/dulcimer/welcome.html -Charlie Alm's Hammered Dulcimer Book - This site is about a book that Charlie Alm wrote about how to construct a hammered dulcimer.

http://www.caning.com - Jim Widess' book, Making Gourd Musical Instruments, is available at this site, as of September, 1999. This is the site of The Caning Shop, a source of gourds, basketry, and chair caning supplies. There are lots of instrument making possibilities here!

http://www.exoticwoods.com - This site sells all sorts of woods, specifically designed for use in musical instrument making. They have wood pieces already cut into the body shapes of various wooden instruments, plus much more - books, videos, supplies.

http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/2413/music_djembe.html - information on building your own djembe. (I found this site confusing.)

http://www.kaon.co.nz/greg/gurdies.html - this site has information on hurdy-gurdies; there is actual information on building hurdy-gurdies at http://www.kaon.co.nz/greg/buildlog.html.

http://www.mcx.net/~jz/web/drums/steelpan.html - information about building a steel pan drum.

http://home.sprynet.com/~gpbard/marimba.htm - Gene and Peggy Bard's home page with brief instructions on how to build a marimba.

Commercial Sites

 http://www.amazon.com - I found many titles of instrument-making and musical books from amazon.com. See books on this web page, or check it out for yourself!

http://www.caning.com - Jim Widess' book, Making Gourd Musical Instruments, is available at this site, as of September, 1999. This is the site of The Caning Shop, a source of gourds, basketry, and chair caning supplies. There are lots of instrument making possibilities here!

http://www.exoticwoods.com - This site sells all sorts of woods, specifically designed for use in musical instrument making. They have wood pieces already cut into the body shapes of various wooden instruments, plus much more - books, videos, supplies.

http://www.johnsmusic.com. John's Music - This is where I bought Jon Madin's books. They also have a selection of books on building your own instruments. These books are listed on their website. Go to "books", then to "texts and teaching guides"; they have quite a number of titles, both for student projects and for more advanced projects. For sheet music, there are many books under the Orff collections, including Jon Madin's books. Phone: 1(800)473-5194

http://www.westmusic.com West Music Company- a great source for music teaching supplies. They have all sorts of instruments, books, software, recordings, videos, you name it! (And they're nice people.) I order most of my instruments from them. Phone: 1(800)397-9378.

http://www.worldmusicpress.com World Music Press - lots of sheet music for world music. This is where I bought Walt Hampton's books, Hot Marimba! and Marimba Mojo. Phone: 1(800)810-2040.

http://www.c-alanpublications.com/percmus.htm - C. Alan Publications, a supplier of orchestral percussion ensemble compositions and study materials.

http://www.rowloff.com/ConcertRhythm.html - Row-Loff Productions Concert Percussion Library.

Marimba-Related Sites

http://www.marimba.org - a central information source about various marimbists and their upcoming performances. Contains some good links, too.

http://www.dandemutande.com - A clearinghouse of information about Zimbabwean music. Has some products for sale, as well as a magazine, information about instruments and their history, books, videos, music, posters, mallets, a calendar of performances around the country, and more!

http://www.evelyn.co.uk/script.htm - This is the website of Evelyn Glennie, one of the world's foremost percussionists. (She's amazing!) Contains information about her, her music, and some nice links. Check out the virtual master classes, which contain some unusual homemade percussion instruments, as well as some more familiar ones.

http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/lkaptain/index.html - Laurence Kaptain's page. Mr. Kaptain has a professional mexican marimba group (Marimba Yajalon), and is a world class performer, as well as a professor at UMKC. This site also has links to information about the Mexican Marimba and its history. (Check out the Virtual Museum of the Mexican Marimba, and the great sound clip!)

http://www.smu.edu/~ttunks/projects/merrill/MarimbaH.html - This is a marvellous paper written by a student as an "exaustive research project" on the physics of the marimba. Extremely well done and easy to read. I recommend it - check it out before the new semester comes and it is removed!

http://antoine.fsu.umd.edu/phys/latta/personal/marimba/marimba.html - Greg Latta's web page for marimba beginners.

http://home.sprynet.com/~gpbard/marimba.htm - Gene and Peggy Bard's home page with brief instructions on how to build a marimba.

http://www.c-alanpublications.com/percmus.htm - C. Alan Publications, a supplier of orchestral percussion ensemble compositions and study materials.

http://www.rowloff.com/ConcertRhythm.html - Row-Loff Productions Concert Percussion Library.

http://www.efn.org/~shumba/songs.html - The performance group Shumba Marimba has sound clips of some of their songs - very enjoyable. Each file is approximately 30 seconds long and .34M in size.

http://www.pas.org - Percussive Arts Society Home Page. Information about all types of percussion, with links, classifieds, and many more things.

http://www.illinois.wpn.org - The Illinois chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Listings about events in Illinois.

 

 

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