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Free music lessons and tutorials for beginners to advanced musicians, links to online lessons and NEW music software viewlet tutorials for anyone venturing into streaming media and recording.

Industry personnel tutorials, tips, techniques and advice from names in the biz are also available in our new Music Articles.  Read the latest from Classical Composers to Heavy Metal dudes like 'Slayer' and more!!

More Free Tabs are provided, the links on the right will jump you to the relevant section.  More Lessons? Browse the Online Music Lesson Sites.


Tutorial Viewlet Page
The company providing the free viewlets has now removed all the free stuff and require payment for use so the page now contains video blues lessons on a growing range of instruments. We will also add music software videos as time permits.

Pay to view video tutorials about today's DAWs, Plug-ins, Instruments, DJing, Music Theory, Recording, Production, Mixing, Mastering, and more.

Movie Sounds
Making your own sound samples - instructions on how to create samples from vcr or dvd, plus find samples from tons of movies using the links or search provided.

FREE mixing, recording, producing and mastering videos including useful videos on soldering guitar cables or an XLR cable, controlling Pro Tools from an iPad plus interviews with mixing and mastering engineers and producers.


Bass Line Construction Lessons - by Steve Schmidt of Stanford.edu
The Role of the Bass Line Lesson 1 by Steve Schmidt
Beyond the Root Note Lesson 2 by Steve Schmidt
Chords & Bass Lines Lesson 3 by Steve Schmidt
Major Scales, Keys, Chord Changes, & the Circle of Fifths - by Steve Schmidt

Slapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 1 - by Doug Wellington of Arizona.edu
Slapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 2 - by Doug Wellington
Slapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 3 - by Doug Wellington

Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 1 Introduction - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 2 Hand Independence - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 3 Mixing Techniques - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 4 Left Hand Fifths. Right hand Major Thirds
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 5 Triads. Major Thirds. Relative Minors
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 6 Right Hand Fifths - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 7 Ninth Right Hand Position - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 8 Single String Ideas - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 9 Right hand Slides - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 10 Left Hand 9'ths - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 11 Scaler playing - by Ian Stephenson
Tapping on Bass Guitar Lesson 12 Use of the Thumb - by Ian Stephenson

Active Bass Online Bass Community An extensive bass guitar and double bass home site that includes lessons with customizable playback, bass line builder, and on-line jam track-builder with save and publish features.

Bass Guitar Practice Tabs
Whole Lotta Rosie - ACDC
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Cocaine - Eric Clapton

Guitar & Bass Guitar Practice Chords & Tabs


Bobby Shew
Selection of articles including Four Fundamentals of Troubleshooting for Brass Players.

How to write for Brass Bands
Written for musicians with basic knowledge of music theory, harmony and counterpoint.

Instrument Maintenance
Advice on the general care and maintenance of lacquered, silver plated and brass instruments

Instrument Worksheets
a worksheet to teach the instruments of the brass section.

Pay The Piper UK
So you want to play a musical instrument - a site for aspiring musicians providing free information, has sections for various instruments with information about the instrument, approximate purchasing costs


Drum Tutorial by Rob Stevens
(Wembley Drum Center & Logic System Drums)

GP Percussion
for Marimba, Percussion & Timpani - site includes regular virtual masterclasses - including Mallets & other percussive instruments!

Drum Practice Tabs


Online Guitar Tuner - Tune up your guitar before you begin!!
Chord Decoder - find chord name for a given chord fingering.
Guitar Codex Chord, Tab & Scales Directory & More!!
Chord Generator - Shows the fingerings for a variety of chords.
Scale Generator - Shows the major and minor scales on a fretboard
Guitar Chord Chart - Simple javascript chord chart, choose the chord and click set for the chord fingering to be displayed.

Great Tutorial on How to play a song at Andy's the-music with clear fingering diagrams, chordfinder & online guitar tuner!   Cheers Andy!! - These links will take you directly to the relevent pages. Bookmark this page NOW (Hit Control +D) and keep track of the latest tutorials
Tab & Chords you will need to play the song
Chords 1 Chord Fingering shown by pictures & diagrams
Chords 2 Chord Fingering page 2
Chord Construction page 1
Chord Construction page 2
Explaination & Breakdown of Intro
Quick Guide Lyrics, Song & Chords quick guide to the song

Virtual Acoustic Guitar
This virtual acoustic guitar simulator plays the sounds of a real acoustic guitar with each single note recorded individually in a professional studio with minor digital corrections. You can record anything played by this virtual guitar and play it back at will.


Sample Rate Calculator
Mathematical Calculaton of Sample Rates formulae. Calculators related to music let you identify notes related to frequencies, transpose a sound, etc.

Sample Rate & Tempo Transposition Calculator
use online or save to your computer for offline use. Use to find the change in sample rate or frequency to transpose a sound or to find the pitch shift from a known change in sample rate or tempo.

Frequency to Note Calculator
use this calculator online or save to your computer to find what note a given frequency is.


Learn Piano Chords
Use this neat virtual piano to learn keyboard and piano chord structure.  This is a great aid for anyone who either wants to learn how to play piano or brush up on their knowledge!  Thanks to Colm Mac Cárthaigh for writing this freeware program and to Javascriptsource.com for providing the free java service.

Play a Piano/Synthesizer/Oscilloscope
This virtual reality Java piano lets you play the piano and have a little fun while learning the relationship between the sounds, music theory, musical scales, and the underlying math and physics of how sounds are produced and perceived. Combined with the piano is an oscilloscope and sound generator so you can create, view, and hear sounds and you can learn how the amplitude and period of the wave relates the volume and pitch of the sounds.

Virtual Piano
Use the computer keyboard to play the piano keyboard. Press keys on the computer keyboard or click on the keys of the piano keyboard to play this virtual interactive online piano simulator. Play any chords with the computer keyboard. You can record anything played by this virtual piano keyboard, save and play it back at will.



Acoustic Guitar String Calculator
This String Size Calculator will determine the string size (plain steel or phosphor bronze wound) which will produce the desired note at the desired string tension. Then, you can simply use the closest available string size, based upon that idealized calculation.

Arto's String Calculator
very comprehensive online program with full instructions for calculating where a string can be used by setting the diameter and more. Measures string tension and diameter for a number of instruments, in a variety of settings plus Arto's String Diameter/Tension Drawer

D'Addario Downloadable String Tension Guide
D’Addario receives hundreds of inquiries each year from players who have questions or problems to solve related to string gauges or tensions. To assist players in determining the appropriate string for their needs, we created the Online String Tension Guide, a complete book of charts for determining the appropriate string to be used in just about any situation. The guide includes formulas for determining string tension for any string on any instrument type or scale length using three basic measurements: the Unit Weight, the Scale Length of the instrument, and the Frequency of the string. If scientific formulas aren’t your strong point, we have pitch/tension charts for just about every string we make, including electric guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar, and bass guitar.

Get Tuned
Online tuning applications for banjo, bass guitar, cello, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, violin and other string instruments.

Displays many possible chords, scales, and fingerings for bass, guitar, mandolin, or Chapman Stick. Slow to download.

Java Tuner
This Java applet demonstrates various historical tunings and temperaments and allows one to experiment with them. It was developed to accompany a text on Understanding temperaments, and is complemented by a set of MIDI files demonstrating various tunings and temperaments, full instructions and a variety of modern and archaic tuning modes. Also provides selected intervals and a chord player.

Lute String & Tension Calculator
Calculate string tension for the baroque lute.

String Tension Pro
free, easy-to-use web application that allows you to customize, create and compare string sets for your instrument.

String Guage & Tension Calculator
Check your string tensions based on pitch, guage and type of string, also does the inverse calculation when you type in other string parameters.

Ukelele Chord Finder
Learn the chords on a ukelele with this fast loading interactive applet that shows the name of the chord, fingering, notes used plus a selection of chord combinations to choose from. By clicking the 'Pick' you can hear how the chord shown should sound and by clicking the individual pipes on the pitch pipe you hear the notes.  There is the option to switch between Soprano (D), Soprano (C), Tenor (C) and Baritone (G) Ukulele tunings.


Tuning by Ratios
by Robert Asmussen (PhD student in Musicology) is a comprehensive paper which includes examples, diagrams, formulae, downloadable mp3 and music scores to demonstrate and explain Tuning by Ratios. Suitable for those who already have a basic understanding of music.

More tutorials, educational books, audio books, chords, lyrics, tab, songbooks and sheet music, repair manuals, guitar case guides, left-hand and twelve string guitar books, amps, effects, speed lead and more in these sections:-

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