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Didjerido in Israel - a brief, step-by-step guide to playing the didjerido, covering basic sound production, circular breathing and special effects   (Rating: 7.29 Votes: 4437)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

In Search of the Wild Dulcimer - an illustrated online instructional book on how to play the dulcimer in a contemporary guitar style, covering the types of dulcimers, what to look for when buying a dulcimer, common terms, how to tune a dulcimer, how to hold a dulcimer, two-finger picking, three-finger picking, claw hammer technique, chords and chording, the modes, playing with a guitar and more   (Rating: 7.04 Votes: 3973)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Introduction to the Autoharp - a text-based instructional article on how to play the autoharp, covering such topics as autoharp tuning, accompanying your singing with an autoharp, autoharp picks, melody picking, simple autoharp repair and maintenance, finding an autoharp teacher and more   (Rating: 6.93 Votes: 7553)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (1)

Kantele Music - Online Lessons - video-enhanced lessons on how to play the kantele, a Finnish folk instrument, with instruction on basic kantele technique, how to care for your kantele, how to play one octave higher than the note tuned, how to use a kantele bow, kantele chord charts, standard kantele finger positions, the bowed drone, thumb plucking and more   (Rating: 7.05 Votes: 4261)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Sessioneer: Tin Whistle Guide - a guide to playing Irish-style tin whistle or pennywhistle, with instruction in where to buy one, care & maintenance, good form, the D, G and A scales, reading music, types of tunes, listening, tonguing vs. slurring, breathing, strikes, cuts, long and short rolls, crans, patterns & variations, phrasing & timing, tone, other ornamentation, adapting fiddle music, session etiquette, moving to flute and more   (Rating: 7.35 Votes: 4391)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

SFSKIDS - a fully interactive guide to the instruments of the orchestra for kids (& adults) created by the San Francisco Symphony, with sound samples, pictures, historical facts, general playing procedures and other information for each instrument   (Rating: 6.96 Votes: 4355)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

Stu's Music Shop: Instrument Care Articles - a collection of step-by-step, photo-enhanced guides on care and maintenance procedures for trumpets, trombones, french horns, low brass and other musical instruments, including such articles as "Balancing/Clearing Timpani Heads", "How to Clean Trombone Slides", "How to Oil Your Valves", "How to Restring Rotary Valves", "Scratchy Sounding Trumpet Valves" and more   (Rating: 7.05 Votes: 4347)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Scottish Whistle - illustrated, step-by-step tutorials on how to play the Scottish whistle, covering covering such topics as buying your first whistle, how to get started, breathing, the G scale, Irish airs, Irish jigs, Irish polkas, Irish reels, decoration, practice routines, scales and patterns, the Strathspey and more   (Rating: 7.03 Votes: 4285)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10  Read Comments (2)

The Whistle Shop: Tutorial - brief, text-based tutorials for beginning students of the penny whistle, covering penny whistle basics, reading sheet music, penny whistle fingering, note values and counting, slurs & ties and more   (Rating: 6.99 Votes: 4432)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

The Who, What, When, Where & Why of Practicing - a short, text-based guide intended to help make practising a musical instrument more fun and productive   (Rating: 6.98 Votes: 4370)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

Whistle Workshop - sound-enhanced tutorials on playing the penny whistle, covering such topics as penny whistle fingering, breathing, scales and arpeggios, cuts and taps, double tonguing, jigs, long rolls, ornamentation, phrasing, short rolls, simple music theory, single tonguing, trills, vibrato, cross fingerings and more   (Rating: 7.10 Votes: 4610)   Rate this site: 5 6 7 8 9 10

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