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Frets and Strings

The following links point to world music for guitar and other string instrument resources:

  • Charango. History and tuning of this small lute from South America.
  • MatthewMontfort.Com. Website of scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort. Guitar lessons, music production, and more.
  • Oud.gr. A web site about the Middle-Eastern musical instrument oud, or ud, a lute, with Nikos Dimitriadis, from Greece, who gives descriptions and plays various improvisations (taqasims)
  • Scalloped Fretboard Guitar. A homepage for the scalloped fretboard guitar, an instrument combining aspects of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar to allow for greater note-bending capability.
  • South Indian Vina Music for Guitar. South Indian vina music arranged in guitar tablature.
  • Steel Guitar in Indian Music. Covers artists playing North Indian classical music on slide guitar.
  • TablEdit Tablature Editor. TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments.
  • Wechter Guitars. Abe Wechter built John McLaughlin's scalloped fretboard guitar.


  • Rhythm. Links about percussion and rhythm warrant their own page.


  • Panfloeten.ch. Site for panpipe and panflute.
  • Didjshop.com. Large collection of authentic Aboriginal didjeridus. Providing individual pictures and MP3-sound. Also bullroarers and clapsticks.
  • Pan Flutes. Click on a rare flute to hear its sound. Read about the myths and histories of the instruments.

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