String music instruments

KORA - Instrument of the Month JUNE

My modest construction report of a concert guitar
Frames are bent - it's all about nesting ...
Guitar construction report the SECOND - 08 (PDF)

Insights into instrument making ( 6 - 20 ) KORA

Abou Diarra shows us the construction of the complex Kora!
It fascinates me to see that there are still people
to build such a multi-stringed instrument from the hand - respect !

Latest News
Handicrafts with children - self-made musical instruments
GEO lino - Handicrafts - musical instruments self-made
Heimwerker - Building musical instruments yourself
Making your own rubber harp - YT Video - My favourite
MusenKuss - Brian Cranford - Building instruments yourself
Smarticular - Making musical instruments from waste
No movement without rhythm -
A film by Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg

Master builder
Abou Diarra - Build Koras by hand with the simplest tools
Kumbengo Koras - Construction and sale - Jaroso USA and Malika Senegal

Afro ton - Kajela Röttger - Instruments of the world - Germany
Encore Arts - Cooper Koras and Electro Acoustic Koras - France
Kumbengo Koras - Construction and sale - Jaroso USA and Malika Senegal
MEHLIS Antiques - Catalog 2018 - With fascinating instruments
MEHLIS Auction house - With sensational classical instruments
KAYPACHA - Gonzales Luis Ceballo - Dealer for world music instruments
Dunum - F. und B. Bourgois - Brittnau Schweiz - world music instruments

How to learn Kora
Kora Lessions - Andrea teaches to play the Kora in great detail

APPs that turn smartphones and tablets into music instruments
SONGLINES - Simon Broughton - Magazine - The 10 best Kora albums
The Guardian - US Customs dismantle irreplaceable Kora from Mali

SoftWare APPs
Keezy Classic - Recorder loop machine drums and much more
PlayGround - Organic remix - tap the rhythm, the rest is done PG
Simply Piano from Joy Tunes - Learn keyboard with your smartphone
Tin Pan Rhythem - Helps you compose uad arrange

Know How
Doctoral thesis by Basma Hansen née El Khaldi on lignin,
as a universal material, which is the material that holds wood together

Kora Jaliya - Harald Loquenz - The art of the Kora and much more
Kora Music - The site explains the Kore and more - Mali
HJS Jazz - Hans-Jürgen Schaal - Kora - The Harp from Mali

Musicians - YouTube Channels
World Musician - Abou Diarra

Abou Diarra world musician - Here with one of his self-made Kora

KORA Virtuosos

Toumani Diabaté and Sidiki Diabaté - Jarabi
Abou Diarra - Instrumentalist and master builder
Ali Farika and Toumani Diabaté - Debe
Derek Gripper - Plays Kora on a guitar tuned for this
Sona Jobarteh - Gambia - A very great Kora-Musician
Josh - Winner of the 2018 Welsh Harp Festival
Kadialy - Senegalese Kora player live in London
Amadou Kouyate - Solo Kora Instrumentalist


String music instruments

ZITHER - Instrument of the Month

My modest construction report of a concert guitar
The neck is finished and i try to bend the sides...
Guitar construction report the SECOND - 07 (PDF)

Insights into instrument making ( 5 - 20 ) ZITHER

Ulrike Meinel shows us the complex construction of a zither

Ulrike Meinel - HomePage

BGH - Sampling is allowed if you do not recognize the original
Modulor - Worth knowing about wood written by Dr. Sacha Peters

Zither - Master builder
Franz Schwarzer 1828 - 1904 - Described as the Zither King of the USA
Ulrike Meinel - 90 years of zither and guitar building - Markneukirchen
André Schubert - Klangwerkstatt - Builds zither- guitar- harp- cello
Horst Wünsche - concert zither and dulcimer construction
Peter Ziegler - Zupfinstrumentenbau - Zither and Hackbtrett Building

Zither - Dealer
Musikbrunnen Böhmeke OHG Hannover - Sale and repair
Zitherlook Ludwig Krenn Ertel - Sale - Restoration - Overhaul

Zither - Learn
Elisabeth Stennes-Falter - State certified teacher for music education

Zither - News and Magazine
Zither - Magazine of the German Zither Music Association
IMSLP - Scores featuring the zither - Knowledge about the Zither
Zither in Bayern e. V. - Who - when - what - where and much more

Tone | woods
Espen MassivholzProdukte - Wood for (almost) all applications
Schröter Edelholzhandel - Fine woods from all over the world
Tonholz - Selected tonewood for stringed and plucked instruments

Zither - know how
Franz Schwarzer - National Music Museum of the University of South Dakota
Anton Sartorius - Zither and dulcimer old instrument newly discovered
Wilfried Scharf Zithert - The tonal history of the zither
-   Ein Film von Siegfried Reisenberger
WIKI - Zither - history - construction forms - composition - literature
WIKISOURCE - The zither and its production - pictures of M. Ledeli

Musik|er|innen - YouTube Channels
Zitheristi - Magdalena Pedarnig

Magdalena Pedarnig composes, plays zither and clarinet with virtuosity

Andy Goessling - Railroad Earth's Time Machine - Waiting for Zitherman
Gertrud Huber - Zither and harp - teaching - research - music and more
Harald Oberlechner - Lecturer for Zither at the University Mozarteum
Magdalena Pedarnig - Zitherristi with remarkable YouTube channel
Wilfried Scharf - Teaches zither style at the Anton Bruckner Private Uni
Christoph (Descendant of Franz) Schwarzer - Zither with passion


String music instruments

MANDOLIN - Instrument of the Month

My modest construction report of a concert guitar
The neck is finished and determines the further construction...
Guitar construction report the SECOND - 06 (PDF)

Insights into instrument making ( 4 - 20 ) ) Mandoline

Audey Ratliff shows us in 29 videos the construction of his mandolins

Ratliff Mandolins - HomePage

Magic Guitar - Portal by and for guitarists - Big T plays with
OhGuitar - A worldwide marketplace for guitar lovers

Mandolin - Master Builder
Frank-Peter & Marcus Dietrich build historical mandolins
Murray Kuun - Stringed instruments and mandolins of the other kind
Audey Ratliff - Build the dream mandolins seen above
Alfred Woll - Master workshop for mandolins and mandolas

Software - APPs
Steinberg - Cubasis 3 DAW - APP for iPhone and iPad

Know how - Mandolins
MANDOISLAND - Michael Reichenbachs Mandolin-Portal
offers detailed information about mandolins
MuBu 1

Musicians - YouTube Channels
The Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra HET CONSORT

An absolutely outstanding Madolin orchestra worldwide

Mandolin virtuosos

WIKIPEDIA - Extensive list of mandolinists
Very extensive and sorted by genre, Bravo

Natalia Alencova - conductor - musician - teacher
Very versatile - mandolin, guitar, piano, sings and conducts!

Avi Avital - Israeli mandolinist with classical repertoire
Musical genres klezmer, baroque and contemporary classical music

Sierra Dawn Hull - wunderkind - mandolin - guitar - singing
American bluegrass musician - plays in the trio 'Highway 111'

Yasuo Kuwahara+ - Japanese mandolinist of the extra class
His compositions socially committed, his technique pioneering


String music instruments

DOUBLEBASS & ELECTRICBASS - Instrument of the Month

My modest construction report of a concert guitar
The neck is finished and determines the further construction...
Guitar construction report the SECOND - 05 (PDF)

Insights into instrument making ( 3 - 20 ) DoubleBass and ElectricBass
Building a DoubleBass

Family Pöllmann shows us the traditional building of double basses

HomePage - E. M. Pöllmann

Jonas' Double Bass Blog - Workshops in Germany & the world
Laut - The string theory - The best bassists (only their opinion)
DICTUM - More than tools - craftsmanship in perfection
Dieter Schmid - High quality tools for woodworking - MuBu 1

Bass Baumeister
Lando Music - Double bass studio at Frankfurt am Main
Björn Stoll - Master Workshop for Cello & Basses - Markneukirchen
Emanuel Wilfer - Master workshop for violins/bass making since 1905

Bass - Wissen
Bondeo - Tips for buying a double bass - what to look out for

Thomann - Detailed 12-page report about double basses

There are different sized basses, both in form and tuning

Lars Jacob und Manuell Schattel from the Stuttgart State Opera
Explain the differences between different bass types

WIKIPEDIA - Double bass - Worth knowing about basses

Musicians - YouTube Channels
Stanley Clarke

Bass virtuosos - Kontrabass in the English doublebass

At this point I would like to thank all orchestra bassists and
Highlighting bassists without whom an orchestra would not sound.

WIKIPEDIA - Extensive list of double bass players
Very extensive and sorted by genre, Bravo

Giovanni Bottesini - Leading bassist of the 19th century
Is still often and gladly played today

Christian McBride
I love his way of playing bass and of course his music

Ron Carter Trio - Live at Jazz a Vienne Fest - Old school Bass
MukerBude favourite bassist of the 20th century

Zsolt Fejévári
He's got the hang of it for me - especially when he quotes Bach

Johannes Niesig plays Bottesini
Young bassist will grow with the demands placed on him

Alexandra Scott
Portrait of an extremely likeable exception bass player

Daniel Henry Edward „Danny“ Thompson
Only few know his name but the world knows his bass play

Eberhard Weber
With 'Colours of Cloé' he has played himself into history

Bass virtuosos on Bass guitar

Stanley Clarke Band - Live @Bimhuis Amsterdam
MukerBude favourite bassist of the 21st century

Joanna Dudkowska
Classic is also possible electrically ... Absolutely great video

Nathan East
His way of playing Smooth-Jazz fascinates not only the women

Kinga Glyk
The young Polish woman is a refreshing blessing in the world of men

Frank Itt
Who has already accompanied everyone with his bass - sensational

Marcus Miller
Open for traditional instruments on other countries - I like worldmusic

Jaco Pastorius
Modern interpreted electric bass of the 1970s - At its best


String music instruments
VIOLIN - Instrument of the Year
Elected by the Landes-Musik-Rat Schleswig-Holstein

My modest construction report of a concert guitar
I have realy started with the woodwork...
Guitar construction report THE SECOND - 04 (PDF)

Insights into instrument making ( 2 - 20 ) Violin
Making a Violin

Brian Lisus shows us in detail how he handmade a violin

Brian Lisus - Violin makers - violins - violas and cellos

More violin building reports
Konrad Stoll violin maker - Sound shapes creating atmosphere
How to make a viola part 1
How to make a viola part 2
How to make a viola part 3

Glambfmbasdler - Colleague from GBB builds fascinating guitars
The first violin from the 3D printer of Laurent Bernadac
Hearing evaluations of new and old Italian violins
Do old violins really sound better - myth or truth
Welt - Modern violins are superior to old Stradivari !?
WIKI - The most important violinists since the 17th century

Master violin maker
Stefan-Peter Greiner - A worldwide first address for violin making

Violin - Know how
Stadivari - Sound thanks to fungal infection? - Prof Dr Francis Schwarze
WIKI - Explains rudimentary basics of violins/violins

Musikcian - YouTube Channels

Laurent Bernadac - 3Dvarius - First 3D Violin

More Violin-Virtuosos
Jascha Heifetz +
Probably the greatest violinist of the 20th century and more...
Stephane Grappelli +
His violin minor remains incomparable - We love your playing
Niccolo Paganini +
Without contemporary witnesses his virtuoso playing unfortunately remains only myth
Anne-Sophie Mutter
A remarkably outstanding violinist of our time
David Garrett
An unknown Irish Fiddler has commented on the bumblebee flight allegedly played so quickly by Garrett:
This tempo, we Fiddler can make all
Don Sugar Cane Harris +
A jazz-blues violinist of the highest calibre who has received far too little attention
Jean Luc Ponti
For Jazzman one who has shaped and developed the Jazz violin
Lindsey Stirling
Her violins live performance is pure fascination
Traditional fiddle
Your playing is more than music - it is a feeling of life
Irish fiddle
Irish & Scottish fiddle

January 2020


Breaking News
Wolfgang Dauner passed away today Friday 10.01.2020 - R.I.P
Wolfgang - You remain in all our ears and our hearts

Electric guitars with nylon strings
Godin - Multiac Nylon - A series of these special guitars
Marcus Lavendell - So horny an E-Strat with nylons can sound
Rockerzee - Copies Gibson E-guitars as Hollowbody with nylon strings
Traq Guitars - Demonstrates the construction his NylonStrings E-guitar
Rick Turner - Makes wonderful Renaissance Nylon String Guitars
Joe Veillette - Also builds electric nylon string guitars
Rosevelt Walker Jr. - Baut und spielt eine Eigenbau E-Nylon-Gitarre
Ben Woods - Plays a Stratocaster converted to nylon strings
Anleitung - Stratocaster replica converted to a nylon guitar

I am slowly starting to process the first woods...
Guitar construction report THE SECOND - 03 (PDF)

Insights into guitar making ( 1 ) Concert guitar
ConVivo - Classica Spanish Guitar Construction

Such a small heap of wood will one day become a guitar!

ConVivo - If you know more about him, please contact me

BeatBox - The cardboard mixing desk to build yourself
John Williams at the BBC 2016:
...Excerpts from his life and work

Guitars - Knowledge
Andrew Atkinson - Lute making with original methods

Audio engineering
BeatBox - Mixing console and MIDI controller in cardboard box

Music|ians - YouTube Channels
Siccas Guitars - The world's finest Guitars from Germany

Siccas - Guitar Shop with its head office in Karlsruhe

The city with the baroque castle 'Carols Ruhe' in the middle

Dezember 19

What impressed the MukerBude in 2019:
Building report - by and about Francisco Bros
Building report - by and about Teodoro Pérez
Guitars - Sound - Design - Innovation - 1a - The Kraushaar Europe
Guitars - The incomparable sound of the guitars of the Pérez family
Learning Video - The P(r)ima Guitar School by Katja Hoder
Music - Café del Mundo and its works created so far
Music - All selected musicians but especially ANA VIDOVIC
Music station - Radio Swiss Jazz - Our beloved station
SoftWare - Google in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach
Video - Part 1 - Best Fingerstyle Guitarists in the World
Video - Part 2 - Great compilation by Guitar_Got_Talent
YouTube-Channel - Guitar Salon International

On my own behalf:
The missing tools are under construction and the most important construction drawings are on paper.

Guitar Construction Report THE SECOND - 02 (PDF)

Insights into guitar making ( 12 ) Concert guitar
Gerold Karl Hannabach Master instrument maker from 1928 to 2015

Gerold Karl Hannabach was an outstanding guitar and instrument maker all his life. In his many years of creative work, the craftsmanship of the celebrated in perfection!
MukerBude says with respect to Mr. Hannabach - Thank you

Mr. Hannabach in interview with Gitarre Hamburg

Gerold Karl Hannabach

Broadcasting - Tascam US-32 MIniStudio for OneMan Transmitters
Broadcasting - Tascam US-42 MIniStudio suitable for small transmitters

Master guitar builder
Guitar builders - WIKI sorted by countries - Good literature references

Guitars - Knowledge
Barmstdter Lessons - Dedicated Gerold Karl Hannabach
Construction of a renaissance lute with medieval tools
Irving Sloan - Classical Guitar Construction - Construction Reportt
Benno Streu talks about the sound behaviour of guitar tops!
Vibrations of acoustic guitars - Helmut Fleischer & Hugo Fastl

Musicians - YouTube Channels
Andreas Koch - 1. YT - Channel Solo
Musicians - YouTube Channels
Andreas Koch - 2. YT - Channel Duo - Accords Galants
together with Mrs. Katja Fernholz-Bernecker

In addition to his versatile musical work, Mr. Koch plays two fascinating 11 and 13 string alto guitars - by the Swedish master builder Georg Bolin [a more precise Presentation of the instruments is being prepared] - with which he transcribed us himself Renaissance and Baroque music!
... more from Mr. Andreas Koch on WIKI

News & Tests
Andreas Koch & Barbara Buchmaier - Von Hundert - An art magazine musik an sich... Demanding monthly music magazine with lots of guitar

November 19

On my own account:
01.11.2019 Beginning with the construction of my second guitar. Originally I wanted the Antonio Torres No. 4 from 1856 La Leona rebuild. After careful consideration and three elaborated I have opted for a modern interpretation of body shapes of the La Leona.

Guitar building report the II. - 01 (PDF)

Insights into guitar building ( 11 ) Archtop guitar
Cranmer a young luthier from Scotland

Schön that there are still young people who not only have a desire to instruments to build, it is even better if they are based on real and most of the guitar work is still done by hand manufacture. Bravo!

Worldwide first Hard Rock Hotel heöffnet - But why a Paula?
Rick Beato - Introduces 20 of the most popular acoustic guitar intros

Music|ians - YouTube Channels
Jesse Cook - with his classical guitar he travels
Spain - Ireland - Latin America - and the Orient

Songbooks - Songtexte
Songtexte - Translations and much more
Lyri(X)_at - Very extensive song text collection
musixmatch - Supposedly the world's largest collection of lyrics

Workshop - lern how to play Guitar
Sandra Sherman - Guitarist - guitar teacher - guitar guide

Listen to her, she is a great guitarist, especially her jazz is fascinating. Wow!

October 19

In my own behalf:
New category under SoftWare
Recording is divided into 'Recording' and 'Mastering & Mixing

Insights into guitar building ( 10 ) classic-guitar

Papa Teodoro Perez and his family show their craftsmanship

The sensitive precision of the craftsmanship in guitar building of the PEREZ family, brings us some of the few really great guitars of the modern world! Together with a few other Luthiers, the Perez guitars the sonic world standard!

Perez - HomePage

Narrative in pictures - The thing from another universe (PDF)
Gitarre Hamburg Konkret - Guitar calendar for the 4th quarter 2019

Musik|er|innen - Konzerte
GitarreHamburg - Various activities around the concert guitar
Melbourne Guitar Foundation - Cultivated concert guitar in Australia

Music|ians - YouTube Channels
Johannes Möller - Klassik Gitarrist mit eigenen Kompositionen
Johannes Möller

Phillipe Mariotti and Andrés Blanc offer purchase advice
that is unparalleled in quality in the world. Bravo! Finest concert & flamenco guitars and transparent trade. This is how the MuBu presents itself selling and consulting guitars!
The comparison videos recorded by Philippe are unique! The first award for a dealer from MukerBude1+

Guitare Classique de Concert - In a beautiful place near Paris
Philippe Mariotti und Andrés; Blanc

Galerie des Luthiers - Concert guitar shop in Lyon FR
Kent Guitar Classics - Offers the finest concert guitars near London
The Classik-Guitar-Center Ltd. in Birmingham England - well sorted
The London Guitar Studio - Claims to be the world No. 1 (?)
Magic-Guitar-Parts - 1A Guitar tuners by DER JUNG from China

September 19

On our own behalf:
Invention - The country needs functioning tuning cranks (PDF)

Insights into guitar making ( 09 ) Classic Ukulele
Rowan Dicks
Shows us in detail how he builds concert ukuleles in the video

WIKI - A remarkable attempt to list all music instruments

Internet - Music - Stations
ARD RadioNet - 127 public channels at a click

Instruments - Ukulele
Rob Jaktiani - Learn Ukulele - A comprehensive compilation
Nicolas Jehn - Uku Fun - Ukulelen teachers provide fun and information
Lanikai - A Uku manufacturer brings a lot of information across
Alexander Wandrowsky - Alles Uke oder was - Conveys information

List of the world's most important ukulelelist (One approach)

Musicians - YouTube Channels
HPCracy - Guitars - Piano - Composer - Painter - Hans Peter Krüsi

News & Tests
MUSIKLUX - Florian Schiffer - Ukulele Test 2019 - Comparison Test

Gute Ukulele - Andreas Davis - Ukuleles are his passion
UKULÄDLE - Specialized dealer for ukuleles in Welzheim
KALA - A self-proclaimed ukulele elite manufacturer from the USA
Magic-Guitar-Parts - 1A Tuning mechanisms from DER JUNG from China

August 19

On our own behalf:
New category under musicians
YouTube Channels
Gitarrengold - Andreas Hövekmann - Own music class arranged
Guitar Salon International - ConcertGuitar dealers with 1a guitarists
Ulli Bögershausen - Professional guitarist gives us a lot of his music

Insights into guitar making ( 8 ) Fredless electric bass guitar
Filip Safr - Titio Bass
Construction report of an electric bass guitar without frets

Gibson destroyed Firebird X Guitars - Don't buy from fucking Gibson...

SoftWare - Apps
mDecks Music - MusicTheory - Interactive fifths circle - App for Mac

SoftWare - Converter
3DYD Soft - Simple and Powerful Audio - Video Converter

July 19

Papa Funk - Art Neville - died 22.07.19 at the age of 81 years
Joao Gilberto Bossa-Nova Legend - died 06.07.19 at the age of 88

YouTube Downloader "convert2mp3" was closed
MukerBude assumes that the ban of "convert2mp3" against violates existing law. Radio broadcasts can be recorded, if you don't want to publish it!
You can find alternative downloaders in the top right corner

Insights into guitar making ( 7 ) Handmade full Acoustic Travel Guitar
Peter Breit
Instructions - Construction report of a acoustic travel guitar (PDF)

Guitars - Acoustic guitars hand made
Brunner Guitars - Builds remarkable travel and harp guitars

Guitars - Building instructions - Repair tips - Tonewood
Barmstedter Lektionen - Guitar building instructions from Hannabach
Nebelheim Tonewood - Instrument making - Sound and tone woods

Guitars - Knowledge about classical guitars
Tom Haubner - Guitar Guide - Detailed Guitar Basic Knowledge

Marius Peters - Cologne guitar virtuoso worth knowing
YouTube Sammlung - Best Fingerstyle Guitarists in the World - Part 1
YouTube Sammlung - Best Fingerstyle Guitarists in the World - Part 2

Songs collection - 1a compiled by Carsten & Micha

June 19

A truh story
So happened in June 2019 in Cologne photo from a bicycle (PDF)
Pummelchen have been ready
Instructions - Construction report of a acoustic travel guitar (PDF)

Insights into guitar making ( 6 ) Part II - Steelstring-Guitars
Maton Australia
Maton shows us in 15 lessons how to build her Western Guitars

StewMac - FREE SHIPPING with Membership is now available in Europe
Blueas Art Radio - News - New very detailed column of the BAR
musicfox - GEMAfree music & sounds - fast & cheap licensing
WIKI - WebLinkList for guitarists - Little addition to the MukerBude

Guitars - Building instructions - Repair tips - Tonewood
Instrument making - Ton - Precious and resonant woods

Music channels
Just Swing - Interesting genre station from Konstanz Germany

Guitar - Workshops
Bluesguitartube from Christoph Fässler - Free lessons in the blog

May 19

On my own behalf:
Instructions - Construction report of an acoustic travel guitar (PDF)
Invention - Fold cutter - Holding device for Dremel (PDF)
Calculation - Frets Distance from saddle and fret width (ODS)

Insights into guitar making ( 5 ) Part I - Steelstring-Guitars
Maton Australia
Maton shows us in 15 lessons how to build her Western Guitars

Joe Bonamassa - Gives away an album summary "for free"

Guitars from Guitarbuilder
Brunner Guitars - Builds very smart guitars and harp guitars
Juan Sebastian Keller - Argentinian Music-Prof. -Teacher and Luthier

Guitar - Know how
GitarrenSaitenKaufen - Tom Schäfer - Advice on Guitar Strings
GitarrenSaiten - Tom Schäfer - Even more competent advice
Detailed elaboration for western e- concert guitars & basses

April 19

Instruction - Report of an acoustic travel guitar - in progress (PDF)

Insights into guitar making ( 4 ) Electric Guitar
Burls Art
Shows us the construction of his electric guitar Resin River Guitar

Marti Fischer - How does music work - Part No. 1 - YouTube Video
Pawel Popolski - Explains the invention of POP music - Hips Hops
Händel and the Champions - The Great Finale of the Handel Experiment

Guitars from Guitarbuilder
Stefan Rössler GuitarBuilder - The joy of playing the guitar

Building instructions - Repair tips - Tonewood
GITABOU - Guitar Templates & Plans - Design drawings
Reinhard Vonau - Guitars - Collections - Handicrafts - Tonewoods

Musik Baum - An instrumentarium dealer in Bonn with a large selection

Composition SoftWare from google in honor of Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwig - Composing melodies & letting them accompany you autom.

March 19

21.03.1685 Johann Sebastian Bach sees the light of day !!!
google - In honor of Johann Sebastian Bach click on the doodle
google - The Life and Legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach

NEW - Personal announcement:
Instruction - Report of an acoustic travel guitar - in progress (PDF)
Calculation - Distance of frets from saddle and fret width (ODS)

Insights into guitar making ( 3 ) Classical Guitar
Franzisco Bros
Francisco Bros presents us his experience as a woodworker

Guitars from Guitarbuilder
Francisco Bros - First class guitars at very moderate prices

Guitar - Repair tips and building instructions
Calculation - Fret distance from nut and fret width (ODS - Table)

Guitar - Repair tips and building - Tonewood
Rall Guitars - EU No. 1 - Construction manuals - ToneWoods & Tools
Cropp Timber - Particular woods from all over the world for 100 years
Frank Horschig - 50 different woods and blanks for model making
Kollitz - Carefully selected tonewoods since over 125 years
Kollitz - The Tonewood Catalogue - Quality and Tradition since 1890
Maderas Barber - Tonewoods and everything else for guitar building
Lutz M. Splettstoesser - Building Instructions and Sheet Music
StewMac - Offers high quality kits and corresponding tools
Zuschnitte24 - Tonewood | Musicwood mainly but for electric guitars

Kraken Guitar - Report from the tree to the electric guitar
Burls Art - Builds an electric guitar from 1,200 coloured pencils

February 19

Insights into guitar making ( 2 ) WesternGuitars
Lakewood allows us with 8 videos insights into their workshop
Lakewood Inside - A summary film about the production of guitars

Latest news
WeLT - Why especially women breathe new life into the guitar
Fenders new study - 50% of new guitar players are young women
Guitar circus at its best...
OLE Flamenco Comedy - When playing guitar alone is not enough
The pure material destruction, nevertheless worth seeing
OK Go - Last leave - Hopefully the toast breads were also eaten
OK Go - The one Moment - Which you shouldn't miss
OK Go - The writing on the Wall - Colors in the Third Dimensional
OK Go - Needing/Getting - Car rallydriver meets musiccomposition

News and Tests
KEYBOARDS - Electronics - Music - Instruments - A Music-Magazine

Guitar - Know How
Robert Winkler - Mistakes you can make on the guitar tuning
Finally I have understood why I have had problems with the tuning of guitars for years, in interaction with other instruments - THANKS for publicate this study.

January 19

New category - GUITARS - Workshop insights

Insights into guitar making ( 1 ) Flamenco Guitar

Maria Conde
Maria Conde shows us her craft in a summary
Books and workshops to learn the guitar on your own

Guitars - Workshops
Mjchael - LagerfeuerDiplom - Part of the guitar diploms on WIKIBOOKS
Katja Hoder - Die p(r)ima Gitarrenschule - 64 premium free videos
Johannes Knechtges - A blog where you learn to play the guitar
Johannes Knechtges - Lots of videos to get started with the guitar
Books that are worth their money
Bernd Bümmer - Learning to play the guitar guaranteed - Very seriously
Hubert Käppel - Gitarrenschule Konzertgitarre Sheet Music - Detailed
Katja Hoder - Die p(r)ima Gitarrenschule - Complements the videos

30.01.1969 - Rock-Antenne leads us to the last Beatles concert
Dieter Borsch - Builds 2 years with success on his first guitar - Bravo
Jens Ritter - Guitarbuilder - Lady Gaga, Prince & Co buy in DE-Pfalz
Jens Ritter - GuitarsBauerren aus der Pfalz builds guitars for celebrities
A little boy with absolute hearing - presented on TV total

MusikTreff - Brass Music - Portal - Forum - Calendar of Events
LiederForum - Discusses national and international songwriters

Guitars - Building instructions
Zuschnitte24 - Tonewood | Musicwood mainly but for electric guitars
Maderas Barber - Tonewoods and everything else for guitar building
Lutz M. Splettstoesser - Guitarfingerstyle - Building instructions & notes

Guitar - Know how
Ulrich Meyer - Size of the guitar - Which size & measurements fit to you

alle-noten.de - MusicianMagazine Sheet Music and More by Kurt Maas

Music channels
01.01.19 launches Blues Art Radio - New station with proven mods

December 18

Music meeting - Brass music - Portal - Forum - Calendar of events
Song Forum - Discusses about national and international songwriters

GSI - Catalog - World's Best Concert Guitars of the Very Best
StewMac - Catalog - Tools and Ideas for Guitar Building
tonart - Music magazine for German doctors - But simply the Best
alle-noten.de - MusicianMagazine Sheet Music and more by Kurt Maas

A very special instrument for Christmas!

The world's most demanding concert guitar dealers
Guitar Salon International - Los Angeles, USA
Dream Guitars - Weaver (nahe Orlando) North Carolina, USA
Siccas Guitar - Karlsruhe, Germany
Guitarras de Luthier - Madrid, Spain
The FellowShip - Dedemsvaart (near Zwolle) Netherlands
Arias Guitars - Asuncion - The capital city of Paraguay
...and where can we buy guitars in Africa, Asia & Australia?

31.12.2018 - 13:59 - VIVA TV music channel switches off permanently

November 18

Keyboard - How to learn
Piano-Keyboard-Guide - Provides comprehensive keyboard knowledge

So you can put your compositions on paper:

SoftWare - Music notation
Crescendo - NCH - Remarkable note editor from SoftWare family
LilyPond - GNU Project - Excellent music notation for everyone
Mozart - David Webber - Translation into German in progress
MuseScore - Open Source SoftWare - A first-class music notation
Notation Player - Notation SoftWare - Plays MIDI as notes
NotePad - finale - Ability to get started with music notation
PriMus - Columbus - Fast entry unfortunately limited to 40 bars
Sibelius First - AVID - Little brother of the world market leader

SoftWare - Music notation and TABs
Aria Maestosa - GNU Sorce Force - Unfortunately still only in English
Guitar Pro 6 - Arobas - Version 6 the last freely available version
Power Tab - BSD Open Source - Not new but still one of the best
TablEdit & TEFview - TablEdit - Matthieu Leschemelle - Very appealing
TuxGuitar - GNU Lesser License - For all common operating systems

SoftWare - Note recognition
google note recognition - App for Anroid - 2.99€ - Music to Note
sygyt software - Overtone Analyser Demo - Sound Visualization SoftWare
ScoreCloud - DoReMIR - Play your music ScoreCloud notes the sheet music
Songs2See - Fraunhofer Institut - Converts sound into sheet music & TABs
Sonic Visualiser - GNU Public License - Visualizes audio data

SoftWare - WAVE and MP3 to MIDI
Capella Wave Kit - Music from CD (mp3) directly on music paper
Sounds2See - Fraunhofer - songquito - Converts sounds into notes & TABs
WAVEMID - WAVESUM - Music analysis and understanding tool
WIDI Audio zu MIDI VST plugin - Widisoft - Real-time audio to MIDI
WIDI Recognition System - Widisoft - Converts MP3 and WAVE to MIDI

October 18

Current News
Charles Aznavour died on 01.10.'18 at the age of 94 years
20.10. German Guitar Prize 2018 is awarded to:
  1. Jesse Flowers
  2. Stephanie Jones
  3. Jessica Kaiser
Cello Instrument of the Year 2018 - in Germany
Campula - inventor Helmut Bleffert - make sure you listen

All categories can also be reached via the home page of BluesRoad - dedicated private Blues portal
BluesRoad - Biographies
BluesRoad - Calendar of Events<
BluesRoad - Forum and Community
BluesRoad - Locations Database - very extensive
BluesRoad - Startpage - with own radio and a nonsens chat

Internet Stations
So that you don't get bored at Christmas, you can already listen to the stations of your choice
Blues in Germany - Is an internatinal sorted blues Station
FolkAlley         - Best sorted folk station from USA
GitarreFM      - A must for all who love GuitarSound
Swiss Groove - A "Non-profit Internet radio station"

Radio Swiss - SRG SSR - A professional music station in a class of its own with the following sections - JAZZ - CLASSIC - POP
Radio Swiss - JAZZ
Radio Swiss - CLASSICAL
Radio Swiss - POP

September 18

Herman Li from Dragenforce played under water a Guitar Solo
06.09. - Award of the German Radio Prize 2018
RobotGuitar with Lego Technique - Mind-Storm EV3
Peter Horton - from the book "Plums in the Apple Heaven"
Brian Eno talks about Music for Installations

August 18

29.08 - 02.09. c/o Pop Festival - Cologne complete crazy
25.10.2018 Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 years old today
GSI - The GuitarCatalogue for 2018 is online - Fascinating
Ed King from the Band Lynyrd Skynyrd died on 22.08.2018
16.08. Aretha Franklin is dead - you stay in our heads!
II. International 'Antonio Marin Montero' Guitar Building Competition in Granada - under the patronage of GSI
12.08. - 400 guitarists play 'Highway to hell' in Australia
Wulfin Lieske and the concert guitar forum Liske in Cologne
FOCUS Gitarre - The extensive portal for classical guitar
Cologne Jazz Supporters e.V. - Dates in Cologne and around
Köln Magazine Seconds Online - Jazz - Blues - Songwriter
nrwjazz.net - The JazzPortal for North Rhine-Westphalia
Jazz Kalender.de - Bands - Musicians - Jazz concerts in Germany
JAZZ ECHO - A World sounding magazine - Concert Calendar
Schär - Easy Plus construction course Your own guitar in 10 days
Brunner Guitars - Shows you how to build your own guitar
Stegmiller-online - Kit for classical guitar by Kollwit
Lutz M. Splettstoesser - Home-made projects of a special kind
Hartmut Hegewald Luthier - Looking for the soul of the guitar
Acoustic Guitar - Guitar Jokes by and for Guitarists

July 18

Web radio list - Lists German IP radio stations
FLATCAST - Offers free streaming portal for webcasting
The Loop Loft - 8 ways to find inspirattion in the studio
Steinberg - DORICO - Notation Application Contra Sibelius
Guitar Salon International - Overview of the YouTube channel
GSI - The HomePage with current music and instruments
Tatjana Ryzhkova - Lectures on string tension while playing
Fritz Stavenhagen - Project German Poetry - recites poems

June 18

Play Jazz Guitar - Lessons from Chris Standring
Free Jazz Guitar - Lessons with Chris Standring
The Flamenco Guitar - A Compendium by Graf-Martinez
Guitar Gallery - Specialist shop for acoustic guitars
1001 musical terminology presents music teaching online
Fiedler Audio - Recording studio technology for insiders
Terz! Magazine for people who want to know more

May 18

Marcus Fiedler - Imparts comprehensive media competence
DAW Cakewalk - Currently being given away by Bandlab
Gibson - Legendary US luthier announces bankruptcy
WIKIBOOKS - The 12 guitar diplomas in the overview
WIKIBOOKS - Here is the content overview of the music theory
WIKIPEDIA - Extensive list of musical symbols
Campfire Diploma - Big thanks to the main author Mjchael

April 18

Musidation - Sing healthy - give away joie de vivreMusic
The Mixer - Knowledge - Structure & Functions - Effect Routing

March 18

MusicExhibition - April 11th-14th in Frankfurt again
9. Mülheimer Night 21.04.2018 - Colorful program in town
Beginner Guitar HQ from New Zealand with first-class reports
Stomp - Furious original and funny rhythm spectacle

February 18

Gitec - Gives concentrated knowledge of electric guitars & amps
Guitar Electronics - Additional information about manufacturers
A little bit about guitar amplifiers - with good sound examples
Allpart UK - Great Britain's first choice for guitar technicians
Brenner USA - Piezo-Bridges for Fender Strat- and Tele-Caster
guitar4geek - Viel interessantes rund um E-Gitarren und Amps
GUITARWORLD - Deutschsprachiges Forum für Gitarre und Bass

January 18

MukerBude in own thing - New category - Recording technology
USA Musicpublisher Wixen sues Spotify for $ 1.6 billion
Steffen Müller - Working methods of sound processing (PDF)
Patrick Schnabel - Electronics Compendium - DigitalTechnology
Guild of American Luthiers - plenty of numerous guitar plans
Henrick Jansson explains the classic Antonio Torres guitar
WikiBooks - Reported about construction of the classical guitar
Angela Waltner - Refereed about the aspects of guitar sound

December 17

Guitar Gallery - Large selection of 1. class acoustic Guitars
Michael Greenfield - Finest steelstring guitars from Canada
Greenfield - About the craftsmanship of his Guitars
GrafTech - The new unique pickup system for Guitars
Alumi Sonic - Aluminium Guitars with GrafTech PickUp
hangblog - Hang what is that? A documentation of the PAN-Art
Some of the numerous variants that can sound like HANDPANs
Handpans & Percussion the well sounding, handy steel drum
groove - Drumms in Berlin - Centre for Percussion in Berlin

November 17

Rall Guitars & Tools - Guitar making - Tools - Accessories
Blues Road - Information about the Blues with own BluesRadio
Bluesroots - Two Blues enthusiasts inform about Blues
CGA Classical Guitar Asia - Online Guitar Competition 2017
String Comparison - Nylon vs. Carbon - for Concert Guitars
Guitar Guide - tests picks in word and sound

October 17

Rockingers new WebShop - Informative and a feast for the eyes
Fats Domino died on 24.10.2017 at the age of 89 years
OpenMusicSchool - free instrument course "For Elise"
Tom Petty died on 02.10.2017 at the age of only 66 years
Oli from session Musik tests E-Guitars and gives studio tips

September 17

Guitar Tuner by Jorg W. Graf - one of the best in the Web
Holger Czukay died on 05.09.17 at the age of 79
Rolling Stone Magazine - The 500 best songs of all time!

August 17

anything2MP3 - the title can be taken literally
bandcamp - Music platform very well sorted by genres
The Late Late Show with James Corden - Music Talk Show
SHAZAM App - Finds (almost) every song in seconds
The legendary WDR studio for electronic music moves

July 17

Shop Resort Music - Instruments from many online shops
MuckerBox - buy & sell used Instruments
Thomann Classifieds - a free bulletin board
Songsterr - explains all guitar tabs in detail
Der Jung - Manufacturer of affordable tuning machines

June 17

DICTUM - Professional tools for musical instrument making
Jellynote - Redifining how to learn music - a high standard
Gitarrengold - the world of Guitar from Andreas Hövelmann

May 17

Artago - things to know about home recording and Guitars
Klassika - Georg Friedrich Händel List of works - HWV
Klassika - Johann Sebastian Bach List of works - BWV

April 17

MP3 - 17.04.25 all patent rights have expired worldwide
Sofar - Concerts in private locations - in over 340 cities
Strings are bought in Europe from L.o.t.S. - Carl cares!
ECHO 2017 - Jan Böhmermann: "soulless commercial shit"
Music Toughts - a quiet place to think about music
Guitar Switzerland - the world of acoustic Guitars
Austria's No. 1 Acoustics Shop - MusicHouse Johannes Hofer
CLASSICAL GUITAR - US American Guitar Magazine

March 17

MAGIX - Musik Maker v25 - The Original now for Free
MukerBude has today Friday 24.03.17 renewed the logo
Chuck Berry - Mister Rock 'n Roll dies at 18.03.2017
InternetRadio - 1000 channels divided into 80 genres
LAGA - Los Angeles Guitar Academy - Pick Play & Inspire
LAGA with many detailed instructional videos on YouTube

Fabruary 17

Al Jarreau - one of the greatest voices has left us
On our own account - Drill out concert Guitar tie block
Konrad Schwingenstein - solves guitar intonation problems
Michael Ruhe - handmade guitars with patent scale

January 17

Jaki Liebezeit Avantgarde drummer died 22.01.17
ELBPHILHORMONIE - Elphi greets the world since 11.01.2017
MuBu welcomes the year 2017 - with Kora Musik from Jobarteh

December 16

domradio - discusses topics extensively with good music
ProjectGuitar - impart knowledge for electrical Guitar builder
tonart - The Music Magazine in the German Medical Journal !!!

November 16

10.11.16 Leonard Cohen died a poet with a great voice
GEMA and YouTube agree - 70,000 music titles free
Musicated Incorporated - Classical Guitar Composer List

October 16

Guitar Playing Know-How - new book by Bernd Brümmer
Guitar Playing Know-How - all Audio & Videos for the book
FlatIcon Music and Instrument Icons for free download
Bop Dylon Nobel Prize for Literature - right and yet absurd
BBC - Later - Jools Holland - Music Show in a class of its own
MusicHouse Tonger -Cologne's 1st Instrument trade since 1822
ProxFlow - avoids annoying country barriers on YouTube
Classic Guitars International - Where the professionals buy

September 16

session - Musicians blogging for musicians - growing & growing
The good address for guitar and bass around steel strings
Thomas Rubner - Metal Components - 1A Tuning Machine Heads
Classical - Independent - Critical - Current - eMusici GmbH
Comparison tests of acoustic combos with 1A sound examples
Impact patterns made easy with numerous sound samples

August 16

Wednesday 24.08.16 five days C/O POP FESTIVAL in Cologne
All Guitar Chords and much more useful stuff
Listen to President Obama's Summer Playlist - Day & Night
FestivalCalendar for Germany and Europe very comprehensive
In own thing - Fascinating musicians and music
On our own account - Recommendation Concert Guitars under 1000€

July 16

spicy guitar - Acoustic Guitar Synthesizer as Soft and VST
musescore - notate your music - V. 2.0.3 better than ever
Inovative Guitar Building Master => look Building Master
Classical guitar dealers with level => look Shops
MANGORE Guitar Academy - Building - Teaching - Technique - Theory
Guitar Salon International - with there own Guitar Radio
Marc Teicholz plays selected Concert Guitars for GSI
orfeo - Music-Magazine für gehobene GitarrenAnsprüche
Steinberg - smart click now in time - Metronome App
String Market Hefele Rock Store large selection of Strings

June 16

Classic Arietta - outstanding collection of classical works
Fun String melodys for beginners - Michael Schmolke
Georg Norberg - THANKS to you for THREE YEARS Guitar Teaching

May 16

The Kirstein Guide informs about many Instruments
Guitar World - The 25 best guitars and music APPs

April 16

Guitar terminology in four languages B. C. Hoffmann
New category - SoftWare - Apps für Mobils and Tablets

March 16

Flamenco festival in Düsseldorf from 18.03. to 28.03.2016
Gerhard Raabe - engaged Music Teaching for Guitar
the violin project - explains Chinese Instrument making
Dr. Antf intones the difference concert & flamenco Guitars
La Sonata - Shop for Flamenco Guitar & Dance - 35 Videos
The Zupfgeige - unique collection of historical guitars
Muso Talk TV - H. J. Bordin tests electrical system & SoftWare

February 16

Flamenco with Ruben Diaz - conveys sound royal knowledge
musikszene dresden - with a remarkable band directory
Instrument Scout - comprehensive musical Instruments Lexicon

January 16

Gema - YouTube - Claims action dismissed 28.01.! Good for us
ClassClef - find Classical Guitar Sheet Music
Guitar Guide What You Should Know About Guitars & Playing
Musikzeit - explains in detail the basics of music theory
Steward MacDonald - guitar tools - parts - supplies - new catalog
Optimum air humidity ideal room climate for your instrument

All recommendations before 2016

Marcelo Berestovoy shows the Rumba Flamenco attack technique
XMedia Recode - changes formats and the volume of videos
Muke - recognizes and translates songs of your choice
recordsale - Pearls of the past and the music of tomorrow
German craft juniors born to master the future
Music Instruments builder Catalogues for Germany & Surroundings
Georg Norberg electric Guitar course - 10 free chord compendia
Guitar Institut Norberg - impossible not to learn guitar here
Note Calculator for key and intervals by Jumk Jürgen Kummer
German Hifi-Museum Wiesbaden - from Dipl. Ing. Gerd Redlich
Time Online about Pop (recipe for success!) and Jazz (too weird?)
First class sound editing and analysis tools from µsikus
BuschFunk Publisher celebrates 25th German Film & Music Folklore
Repairing a torn fingernail - four professional methods
WebTabPlayer one sheet music & tab player - no program necessary
TUX Guitar a sheet music editor from the OpenSource forge
Pro-Music-News very extensive up-to-date information
Steward MacDonald Fret calculator not only for Guitar scales
Massimo Varini tests different bridge pin materials
JAZZ thing & blue rhythm - understands jazz as a boundless spirit
laut.de - News - Bands - Albums - Songs - Concerts - Genres
Paul Guy Tuning methods evaluated - have you knew that?
MikesGuitar a first-class guitar learning program
Musicians Place - exemplary notes school where I learned it
Jörg Hochweber's circle of fife simply ingenious
A WIKI about the current European music festivals
A supplement of the German medical journal the TonArt Magazine
MIDI-Lexikon - Music Instrument Digital Interface
Olli of Session Music a must have before buying Your new Guitar
Pläne Sammlung vieler bekannter Gitarren bei GitarreBassBau
Steward MacDonald reveals his building and repair secrets

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