Widely considered the best step-by-step instruction book available. Recommended for every guitarist, not just classical. Tom uses the original 82-page version.
An interactive chords, scales, and tuner site.
Good way to read the history of banjo. It has resources. If you want to play banjo, you should read this.
A weekly radio show featuring performances and interviews devoted to promoting "the love of classical music with the guitar to the widest possible audience." In Iowa City the show casts on KSUI 91.7 FM Wednesdays at 9:00 PM.
Historical presentation of the evolution of guitar including images.
They're an active group. There's a lot more to mandolin than people think. Mandolin is in a state of becoming after years of lying virtually dormant.
A coffee table journal for fretted instrumentalists, collectors and builders.
A not-for-profit collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy and intellectual property law communities.
Sooner or later we've all got to fly. This useful info is on a good 10-string guitar site, too.
These folks promote guitar playing and musicianship for young people.
An organization for classical guitarists in the Des Moines area with special events.
More cool stuff about banjos. Banjo is not only for bluegrass. There's a huge world out there.
Open source music notation software.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing free musical instruments and music instruction to public school children.
Lots of resources, especially Mandozine Radio which plays "mandolin-centric music covering Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz, Brazilian, Gypsy, Blues, and Classical" 24/7.
A free metronome tools with instructions.
A nonprofit organization that seeks out promising music students from schools, churches, and community youth programs and links them with teachers who volunteer to teach students on partial or full scholarship.
You've got to know about this place! They have all kinds of instruments. Make it your next pilgrimage.
Parlor Songs is dedicated to the aquisition and rescue of the historic musical manuscripts that are a part of the popular music scene in America.
Free music education software.
There are people who are promoting 10-string guitar, which is a beautiful instrument.
What a wonderful resource for fretted instruments! Banjo, balalaikas, and bouzoukis...and other cousins of the guitar.
A stringed instrument portal featuring all types of information on guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, dulcimers, etc.
Free classical sheet music.
Really cool site for buying musical instruments. They've got more folksy, hand-made, third world type instruments.
One of Tom's students introduced us to this site. Looks good.
Wonderful place to buy high-end classical and flamenco guitars, accessories, recordings and books.
A good place to order strings for any kind of guitar and other instruments too.
A good folk music resource including parts for different instruments.
A large online store. They've got everything you need, and they'll ship it right away.
Musician's Pro Shop
702 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
They say: "Along with classic vintage instruments, we handle many guitars that fall into the category of extremely rare and bizarre. No re-issues. No custom shops. No so-called 'relics'. Just genuine old smelly instruments." Check out their companion site: Musurgia.com
Strings and accessories for classical guitar, flamenco guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele, lute as well as Sheet Music, Books, CDs and DVDs.
The Guitar Center
4651 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 524021
(877) 904 7703
1212 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
An advocate for public access representing 1,000 media centers across the nation.
A national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates.
The telecommunications campaign site for The Consumer's Union.
The station that hosts Tom's Guitar Show. It has strong community support in the Iowa City/Coralville, Iowa viewing area.
PegMedia.org is a media transfer site for PEG community television stations and producers of media for these stations.
A private foundation dedicated to analysis of current public-interest and media issues.
A free, interactive course in studio and field production written by Ron Whittaker, Ph.D. It's also available at www.cybercollege.com.
A global listing of Pubic/Educational/Government (PEG) TV stations.