Friendly Links

Visit these sites! The list includes many familiar places, but if you seek out and
linger along the byways, you'll broaden your range of knowledge and insights
in the spirit of The Joy of Cello Playing.

Exhibits of Music & Instruments

JHU: L.Levy Sheet Music Collection (Early American music)
Shrine to Music Museum (Instruments)
U of NC (Greensboro) Cello Music Collection (Huge repository of cello music)

String Music Dealers

Shar Products Co. (The premier mail order source)
Mona Lisa Sound (Classic rock string quartet sheet music)

Music & Movement
American Orff Schulwerk Association
Dalcroze Society of America
Feldsenkrais Method

Strings: High & Low Society

Association Francaise du Violoncelle
Internet Cello Society
International Society of Bassists

New Directions Cello Association

The Viola Web Site

Friendly Music Outreach

Music Making for Amateurs (COMA)
Amateur Chamber Music Players

Educational & Training Sites

Richard Harris (Educational arrangement & transcription services)
Sring Pedagogy Notebook (Michael Hopkins)

About Cello & Cellists

Steven Isserlis (this site even contains some musical games)
Claudio Ronco (A most imaginative site)

Cellist - Composers - Arrangers

Paul Bazelaire (Cello compositions & transcriptions)
Seymour Barab:
Alan Shulman (Cello Concerto & other cello music)

Thomas Whitman (Cello compositions)

Bow Makers, Bow Hair Information
Yung Chin(A super talent for rehairs & repairs))

Salchow & Sons(Three generations)

Instrument Makers and Dealers

Hans Nebel (The most meticulous restorer of fine instruments))
Corilon Violins (Online instrument dealer in Munich. Exhaustive information
archive about stringed instruments and violin making)
Claude Lebet (Violin maker in Rome -restorations and repairs)
Johnson String Instruments (New England's most complete instrument shop)

Musicians' Furniture

Alden Lee Company (Woden music stands, music cabinets)

General Music Resourcs

Classical Net

Aches & Pains?

New Directions in Cello Playing (Victor Sazer)

Children's Music
Adventures in Cello Country (Harry Wimmer's Method for the Young Cellist)
Adventures in Violinland (The Shirley Givens children's method)
Children's Music Web
Little Cellist (A website especially for the young cellist)

Folk Music

Mamou Playboys (Cajun)

Balfa Toujours (Cajun)
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (American)
Fiddler Magazine (Fiddle links)

World Music Music (Megan Romer tells all)

String Family

Gary Karr(Solo doublebassist)

Museums, Galleries, Photo Galleries Online

Cello Heaven Photo & Art Gallery (Photos of cellists)

Rare Books & Autographs of the Violin Family

Montagnana Books (David Sanders)

Unusual Recordings

Leonard Rose ( Sonata Recordings from the1950's' with Hambro)
Feuermann: Rare Recordings 1934 to 1942 (On Cello Classics label)
Music Minus One (Classical Karaoke)
The Art of Piatigorsky (Previously unissued CD's)


GORP(The Great Outdoors Recreation pages)

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