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Theory and Information - Learning about music

The Musical Scale
- The treble clef, sharps and flats; keys by sharps and flats.

The Musical Staff and Symbols  -  Clef  signatures, including grand clef; key signatures; time signatures; musical scale.

Notes 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. Musical Keys by Sharps and Flats - Every piece of music is played in a specific key.

Tuning Charts for Stringed Instruments - Violin, mandolin, guitar, five-string and tenor banjo, ukulele, bass, and dulcimer.
        Button arrangement for 21 key autoharp.

Basic Chord Information - C and G chords for Guitar, mandolin, ukulele

Chords for Guitar - Basic chord fingering for C, G, D, A, E  in Major, 7th, and minor.

Chords for Guitar - Basic chord fingering for F, Bb, and B in Major, 7th, and minor

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Musical Instrument Digital Interface - 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 the composition.
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 option.

NoteWorthy Player ™    Free!

I use the NoteWorthy Player: It works well, and is promoted a lot on the web -  For PC only: 

  • 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

Here is another FREE player, designed to show the tunes in both musical notation and tablature:
TEFview  the FREE TablEdit File Viewer  Free!

View songs that are available from the internet in TablEdit file format on your computer screen.
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.
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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