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Mr. Holmes' Recommended Guitar Tab Sites

VLRC Links to Music
Links to many sites featuring: General Music, History of music styles, music education classes and activities and Music Theory.

History of Music

AllMusic.com
Eveything possible to know about music can be found here. Rock, Jazz, Classical, Rap, Country, Blues, Electronica and more. Extensive coverage of artists, including who they were influenced by, who were their followers, what they were a member of, whose songs they performed, and the links to other key aspects of their lives.
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American History Timeline
Find here links to decade information.
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Blue Highway
Cruise through blues history with photo pictorials, books excerpts and RealAudio clips.
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World History -- HyperHistory
Choose from people, events, history and maps to get a graphical timeline.
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Essentials of Music
Overviews of 6 eras of music history, brief biographies of composers and a glossary with over 200 terms.
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Music of the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885
From the Library of Congress this site contains over 47,000 pieces of sheet music.
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Popular Songs in American History
Tunes, lyrics, information, historical background and links are found here for music that was popular in the United Sates, both by American artists and those from other countries.
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Music Theory

Music Notes
Information on music history, theory and styles are found htere with a glossary of musical terms and a database of instruments.
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VLRC Links to Music Theory

Jazz

Jazz Roots
This attractive site captures the history of jazz (and it's cousin, the blues) with stories of artists and publishing companies, pictures and tunes.
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DownBeat
Online version of the jazz magazine.
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JazzRoots
Takes the reader from Early Jazz to Classic Jazz, spanning the years from 1895-1920. Styles, biographies and more are also here.
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Jazz News
Find links to information on current events in the Jazz world, interviews, photography, CD reviews and much more about the worl of Jazz.
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William Ransom Hogan archive of New Orleans Jazz
Oral histories, recorded music, photographs and film, and sheet music and orchestrations, also files of manuscripts, clippings, and bibliographic references and online exhibits.
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Rock and Roll

VH1 Artists
Search for your favorite artist and find information about them.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Featuring Today in Rock, a listing of the top rock songs of all times, information about exhibits and more.
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The History of Rock and Roll: The Golden Decade 1954-1963
Topics include the Girl Bands, Garage Bands, Soul Music, American Bandstand, New Orleans Sound, West Coast Sound, Legends of Rock Guitar and much more.

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Musical Artists by Genre--Yahoo Directory
Find links to various genres such as Latin, Rap & Hip Hop, Reggae, Religious, World Fusion and more.
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Guitars

Guitar.Com
Video guitar lessons, music clips in a variety of formats, chord and scale generators, tablatures, articles, columns, and interviews.
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Classic Guitar.Com
Free online lessons
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Ultimate Guitar Tabs Archive
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Dangerous Curves: Art of the Guitar
Great guitars through time are here, as well as RealAudio recordings.
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Harmony Central: Guitar Resources
Lastest guitar-realted procucts, product reviews, advice, tabulature, instruction and more are found here.
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Piano

Free Piano Music!
Here you can not only download the sheet music, but also listen to the arrangement being played. Available in 4 skill levels.

Easy Sheet Music
We have a great collection of pieces you can download for free. Included are: Songs from around the world, popular classics, boogie and blues, opera classics, Mission -- not that difficult

 

Biographies of Musicans

Books:

Parents aren't supposed to like it: rock and other pop musicians of the 1990s.

Parents aren't supposed to like it : rock & other pop musicians of today / Judson Knight ; Allison McNeill, editor.

Websites:

AllMusic.com
Eveything possible to know about music can be found here. Rock, Jazz, Classical, Rap, Country, Blues, Electronica and more. Extensive coverage of artists, including who they were influenced by, who were their followers, what they were a member of, whose songs they performed, and the links to other key aspects of their lives.

Musical Artists by Genre--Yahoo Directory
Find links to various genres such as Latin, Rap & Hip Hop, Reggae, Religious, World Fusion and more.

VH1 Artists
Search for your favorite artist and find information about them.

Biography.Com
Extemely brief information on a person from A & E.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Featuring Today in Rock, a listing of the top rock songs of all times, information about exhibits and more.

Biographies
Biographical information divided down by either name or by profession.

Time 100
Movie clips, timelines and more enhance this site on some of the most important people of the century according to Time magazine.

Biographies: Celebrities

Music
From About.com

Databases:

Discovering Collection
This database will give an essay of about 3 pages on the highlights of an individual's life.

Grolier Encyclopedia
For more advanced information use Encyclopedia Americana.

Other:

The Biography Maker
Use the biography maker to turn your biography report into an interesting and fascinating document.

 

 

Updated 08/02/2009