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Music Equipment, Recording, MIDI, Digital Audio, Indie How-To


If you're interested in some very fascinating and useful information about Blues Music and its origins, we strongly recommend visiting the PBS network's pages about its 7-part TV series, The Blues.

The Artist Series Books are comprehensive business opportunity and start-up publications for DJs, musicians, bands and videographers. Full details.

American Roots Music, the 4-part PBS TV series, reveals fascinating facts about the historical origins of today's pop music. Visit the site to read about the artists, the music, and the music instruments innovations. This new instructional site for folk guitar, banjo (bluegrass and clawhammer), assorted acoustic music, and other information of interest to folk musicians contains over 280 pages of tablature, tutorials, and more.

The Music Teachers List is an international, searchable database of over 16,000 music teachers. Find a teacher for any instrument, location, age, style or skill level. Also, if you're a music teacher, you can be listed for free.

Musician's Tech Central has a companion site: Black Steel Music. Like MTC, the new site is an information resource for musicians, and for now it mirrors sections of MTC. But its primary focus will be the ever-expanding and complex field of music hardware and related information.

We get many requests at MTC for help in finding user manuals and other documentation for music equipment. Visit our Schematics page for suggestions on where you might be able to find documentation. is the first and largest internet directory of private music teachers and music schools in the U.S. Currently, they represent over 11,000 music teachers. A basic listing for a teacher or school is free. Through an interactive zip code locator, students can find a teacher in their area in seconds. Try it!

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