There's Within My Heart A Melody!
the joys of music
- Music Lessons:
- Learning to play stringed Instruments:
Easy to play arrangements. Notation and tablature for violin,
mandolin - Includes some basic guitar, bass and mountain (Appalachian)
dulcimer. Scales, Keys and Chords.
- The Gleaners
- The members of this band span more than a half-century of sharing the joys
- Downloads Web sites to locate free and legal digital
music files to play on your computer for practice. These are in a format that
can form a printed score and/or tablature as well! These are
NOT mpeg or i-tunes!
- Choose from hundreds of listings in either midi or TEFview format.
- Software programs to play digitized music. Two free
players to let you hear the music, adjust the tempo while learning, and
print out the notation (score) Very useful learning tool. Download
some back-up music - play along as much as you like. This 'band' never gets
Theory and Information - Learning about
Scale - The treble clef, sharps and flats; keys by sharps and flats.
Musical Staff and Symbols - Clef signatures, including
grand clef; key signatures; time signatures; musical scale.
on a String - Changing the Pitch of a string: Tuning - Scale
by sharps and flats on a string.
Tuning - Click
on the links below to hear a tone to tune your instrument.
by Sharps and Flats - Every piece of music is played in a specific
Charts for Stringed Instruments - Violin, mandolin, guitar, five-string
and tenor banjo, ukulele, bass, and dulcimer.
Button arrangement for 21 key autoharp.
Information - C and G chords for Guitar, mandolin,
for Guitar - Basic chord fingering for C, G, D,
A, E in Major, 7th, and minor.
for Guitar - Basic chord fingering for F, Bb, and B
in Major, 7th, and minor
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- or midi files: .mid
will play on the sound card of most computers.
Click on the links to play the selection.
These files may also be downloaded
to your computer and played at your convenience.
For even more utility and enjoyment, obtain a software program that will
not only play the .mid file but also show the musical notation,
or score, for the tune, including back-up and harmony parts, if included in
These programs will enable you to transpose to a different key and to
speed up or slow down the tempo - without changing the musical pitch!
Some programs allow you to set up a repeat loop for practice.
NOTE: I have no vested interest or
connection with these companies other than my personal use of the product.
Some also offer additional software for purchase, which is solely your
- Load and play .NWC files created by NoteWorthy Software
- Load, notate, and play standard .MID and .RMI files (Type 1
for best results)
- Play song files in continuous (loop) play
- Follow audio play with highlighted notes
another FREE player, designed to show the tunes in both musical notation and
the FREE TablEdit File Viewer
View songs that are available from the
internet in TablEdit file format on your computer
Hear the songs the way the author intended
to have them heard, at any speed. Loop sections
of songs, or even entire songs so that you can
get the most out of your practice time.
Print the songs out so that you can have
them handy in your gig bag, instrument case, or
even in a binder for easy reference when you are
away from your computer.
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