a lot of musicians asked me for such information.. so here it is :

PRACTICAL LINKS FOR
INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS,
AND FOR PROGRESSIVE MUSIC LOVERS

(provided by "Psyche van het Folk",
  radio program on Radio Centraal based in Antwerpen, Belgium).




visitors since february 26th 2001 :



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* General information :
- Educational links
- General help links
* Music genres interests :
- General search
- World Music search
- Folk search
- Singer Songwirters search
- Pagan music search
- Middle Ages search
- Gothic and dark search
- electronic and electro-accoustic search
- New Music search
- Jazz search
* Festival links
* Music Instruments :
- Musicians and their instruments
- guitar links
- piano links
- ethnic instruments links
- old instruments
- percussion instruments
* Collector's interests :
- General information
- Encyclopedia of progressive music -general
                      -for each country
- Revieuws pages & newsletters links.
- Collector's Mail orders
- (no internet but real) Shops links :
- Second hand shops
* Magazines :
- 60's
- progressive and psychedelic
- new music
- electronic
- folk
- Gothic
- more links
* Progressive radio stations :
- with bonus : folk radio links
* some extra helpful adresses for within Belgium
* some distributors for progressive music




GENERAL INFORMATION :
Educational links :

A good general page with therms,.. and a good educational start for music you can find at : http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/ with for instance "General music library" : http://www.music.indiana.edu/muslib.html and "internet music resources" : http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/outline.html
Sub-genres of progressive music at http://www.gepr.net/gepr_styles.html
& http://www.dlsi.ua.es/~inesta/Prog/progclass.html

Music Education links you can find at : http://albie.wcupa.edu/schmus.mue/515/menu6.htm

20st Century music introduction educational pages at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/20th_Cen_Mus1.html
History of electronic music : http://www.obsolete.com/120_years/
(History of electronic music in Russia used to be at http://xmedia.aha.ru/archive/index.htm (part of http://xmedia.aha.ru/theremin/index.htm)
"Geschiedenis ethnische muziek" seminarie (dutch) at http://www.logosfoundation.org/etnische_muziek/aborigines.html
Educational pages "Elements of Music" : http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Elements_of_Music1a.html
World music educational introduction : http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/logan_M151_MOW.html
Intro to the Arabo Andalusian instruments at http://srproj.lib.calpoly.edu/projects/engl/Zapata_Liziel_L/list.htm
World Music. Introduction in Indian Music : http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Music_of_India1.html
Introduction to South Indian Music : http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~mohank/Articles/Exisiting/intro.html
Article about South Indian folk : http://research.umbc.edu/efhm/5/greene/
Introduction to North Indian Music : http://chandrakantha.com/articles/indian_music/
Indian music glossery (terms) : http://batish.com/archives/arcgloss.html
& http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Music_of_India5.html
Traditional Maori Music at http://www.logosfoundation.org/etnische_muziek/maori_eng.html
Arabian Music educational introduction (huge) at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Arab_Music1.html
Early European Music educational introduction (huge but compact) at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Early_European_Music1.html
Educational pages for Middle Ages :
http://www.unf.edu/classes/medieval/medievalmusic.htm
Ethnomusicology introduction web site about African Music at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/African_Music1.html
Educational introduction about Barock music at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Baroque_Music1.html
Educational introduction about Indonesian music pages at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Indonesian_Music1.html
Music of Latin Amerika educational introduction at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Music_of_Latin_America1.html
Classical and Romantic Music educational introduction at http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/Romantic_Music1.html

Research and study for music at http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/res.html

For (country and genre listed) encyclopedia for progressive music :
see at collectors' interests           up

General help :

Music links page : http://www.cdmusicstore.com/musiclnks.htm
Music books list :http://www.bestmusicbooks.com/books/index.shtml
Sheet music list : http://www.bestsheetmusic.com/sheet/index.shtml
Free Sheet Music so at http://www.freesheetmusic.net
Untill now I do only have http://www.musicaviva.com/index.html and http://www.freesheetmusicguide.com/ for a start)













A general music help organisation with links to a list with magazines 
with help for musicians at : http://www.bigmeteor.com/books/mag_resource.htm             up

Independent Artist's Services Contact : upend@idiom.com
Unsigned bands listing used to be at http://www.rockband.com/bands/phreeworld.asp
House Of Jordan Entertainment - used to be at http://www.houseofjordan.com
"Helping Independent Artists With Promotion."
Band promotion at http://www.hotbands.com/addwebpage.php
Indipendant musicians support at http://www.taxi.com
Distribution of indipendant progressive releases at www.midheaven.com
Music promotion links at http://www.musreview.com/cgi-bin/match.cgi?category=70&browse=x
Music industry search engine at http://www.musreview.com/
Music publisher list at http://www.musreview.com/cgi-bin/match.cgi?category=05&browse=x
Websites for artists at http://www.iuma.com/ArtistsOnly/
List of musicians at Bootlegs.com 
Female music at http://www.bestfemalemusicians.com/index.html  
(Female violinists at http://www.fiddlechicks.com/ with list at http://www.fiddlechicks.com/players.htm)                                                               
Audio Editor to Create, record, edit, draw, add effects & play MP3/audio files :
http://www.fleximusic.com/waveditor/overview.htm up

MUSIC GENRES :

Useful links for World music :

World music links : http://www.lib.washington.edu/music/world.html
and http://www.unik.no/~robert/mizik/mizik.html and
http://www.medieval.org/music/world.html
Ethnomusical links : http://www.research.umbc.edu/eol/
Ethnomusical sources at http://www.worldmusicportal.com/Ethnomusicology/Ethnomusicology.htm
Institute for trad. Studies at http://www.institutefortraditionalstudies.org/
Arabic music source : http://www.worldmusic.about.com/musicperform/worldmusic/cs/arabicmusic/index.htm
About Farabi music (Turkish,Greek,..) at http://www.doumbek.com/farabi.html
Middle Eastern music lyrics at http://www.shira.net/lyrics.htm
Flamenco resources : http://www.flamenco.org/
Exotic music links : http://www.wildsscene.com/music/index.html
(See also educational links for the Indian music)
Exotic Hawai music : http://www.wildsscene.com/music/hawaii.html &
next page : 1 & 2 & 3 & 4
Chinese exotic : http://www.wildsscene.com/music/chinese.html
Oriental belly dance music : http://www.wildsscene.com/music/orient.html
Belly Dancing site : http://www.shira.net/
Exotic, World : Music of Bali,Java,Sunda,Madura (Indonesia) (in France web site : http://www.chez.com/gamelan/) with discs at   : next page with links to the labels : here &
books about it : here Links to Gamelan related sites : http://www.gamelan.org/AGI/links.html & http://raven.dartmouth.edu/~gamelan/directory.html (from http://www.gamelan.org/)
Centre for world music in Bali : http://www.centerforworldmusic.org/
Trad.Maori Music at http://www.logosfoundation.org/etnische_muziek/maori_eng.html   up

Usefull links to Folk music :

Folk music resources links : http://www.jg.org/folk/folkhome.html and http://folkindex.mse.jhu.edu/
Folk library links index : http://www.folklib.net/
Trad.folksong database : http://www.dirtynelson.com/linen/dirty.html
Celtic Music resources : http://www.lutins.org/celtic.html
Folk links for North America at http://www.folk.org/Links/links.htm
(with Folk society and organisation links here)
European Starting point for folk : http://www.folkworld.de/
Folkroots online guide : http://www.folkworld.de/frog/index.html
English Folk and Dance Society : http://www.efdss.org/
Links to Balkan trad.music : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/3651/#cont
Portland folkmusic promotion : http://www.portlandfolklore.org/
Canadian folk at http://www.borealisrecords.com/ and traditional Canadian folk at http://www.clic.net/~thirtybe/
Breton folk music source : http://pobox.upenn.edu/~teachnet/Bretonjaf/bretonjaftoc.html
Scandinavian folk music source at http://www.digelius.com/scanmail.htm
Irish folk sites links at http://www.irish-music.net/LinkIrishMusic.htm
Folk music tunes (including Child ballads) page at http://www.contemplator.com/
Irish folk songs at http://www.authenticireland.com/irish+folk+music
Celtic Music source at http://www.ceolas.org/ceolas.html
Mail order link list for celtic music at http://www.ceolas.org/mail-order/
Celtic music for fingerstyle guitar at http://www.win.net/~mainstring/celtic.html
Irish music groups at http://www.irish-music.net/LinkGroups.htm
Belgian folk bands at http://club.euronet.be/claude.calteux/html/ppbelg.htm
Belgian folk sites : http://www.volksmuziek.be/links.html en http://club.euronet.be/claude.calteux/html/ppbelg.htm
Belgian folkfestival http://www.folkdranouter.be/vzw%20start.htm
Belgian folk label and groups at http://welcome.to/appel
concertkalender folk in Belgium : http://www.radio1.be/cgi-bin/getcalender.pl?genre1=Folk
and (at link "concertkalender") here
Article with sound files about Croatian folk music : http://research.umbc.edu/efhm/3/pettan/index.html
Article about some music from Sardinia with sound files : http://research.umbc.edu/efhm/3/ignazio/index.html
Meditirranean music at http://research.umbc.edu/efhm/3/index.html with : Article
(Medittirranean) "Ethnical music in usa" at http://research.umbc.edu/efhm/3/signell/index.html with old recordings from the beginning
of century (Jewish | Greek | South Slav | Turkish | Italian) here and Meditirranean Jewish
and Moslim music (with soundfiles) here and Folk Music from Crete (with sound files) here
Big article about Kavals and Dzamares, end-blown Flutes of Greece and Macedonia here
Greek music site at http://gewi.kfunigraz.ac.at/~datafox/greek/greek.html
Balkan music resources on the web links at http://www.sfo.com/~savina/links.htm
Article with soundfiles about Hungarian and Rumanian gypsy songs at http://www.research.umbc.edu/efhm/4/camino/index.html
Article Ballad singing in Italy : http://research.umbc.edu/efhm/magrini/magrini.html
Folklore in Argentinia page (in Spanish) : http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/Stage/4363/
Russian (trad) music source at http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends/music/music.html
About Australian & Pacific music (with sound files ) at http://www.research.umbc.edu/efhm/4/kennedy/
Folk in New Zealand at http://www.kiwifolk.org.nz/
Psychedelic Folk, Progressive Folk at http://psychedelicfolk.homestead.com/index.html

Live folk music organisation : http://www.folkmusic.org/about.html        
Folk festivals links : http://www.dirtynelson.com/linen/special/events1.html
Irish festivals at http://www.irish-music.net/LinkFestivals.htm
Folk festivals in North America links : http://www.folk.org/Links/festivals.htm
Folk managers and promoters list at http://www.folk.org/Links/agents,_managers_&_promoters.htm
Folk labels list at http://www.elbala.free-online.co.uk/spirefolk/links.htm#labels
and at http://www.dirtynelson.com/linen/special/label.html
Folk radio : look at the page with radio stations      up

Usefull links for Singer Song Writers  :

Singer songwriter directory : http://singer-songwriter.com/
Songwriting services : http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/songs.html
Singer Songwriting tips and contest at http://www.songwriting.net/ (in 5 languages)
Singer songwriter newsletter at http://members.tripod.com/~rubyb/index.html
Find your lyrics at http://lyrics.lipetsk.ru/bands.php3?l
Unsigned artists : http://www.stompinground.com/unsigned/acoustic.htmlup

Useful links for Pagan Musicians

I provided already at my pages about Wicca and Pagan (folk) music, under the sublink on
the same page "general pages for music artists"
A few more useful links : http://pil.pagancentric.org/ and
http://hollyking.home.mindspring.com/
Another organisation supporting Pagan musicians :






up
Usefull links for Medieval music :

Middle Ages links : http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.html
www.unf.edu/classes/medieval/medievalmusic.htm
Some medieval music links : http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/subjects/music/music.html
Woman's early music : http://music.acu.edu/www/iawm/pages/index.html
Medieval folk : http://club.euronet.be/claude.calteux/html/ppmed.htm
An early music groups list at http://www.music.indiana.edu/music_resources/earlymus.html        up

Only a few links for Gothic, Dark music :

The Gothic research link "Dark sides on the net" : http://www.darklinks.com/index.html
Belgische Gothic kalender : http://www.kagankalender.com/(in dutch)
(PS. Russian Gothic at http://www.gothic.ru/)        up

Useful links to the musicians dedicated in electronic, electro-accoustic and
experimental music :

Useful links to the dedicated musicians in electronic and electro-acoustic music used to be at http://xmedia.aha.ru/theremin/index.htm (very impressive what they found together). new link ? Experimental music software at http://www.robotsoftware.co.uk/
Electro-accoustic music college in Darthmouth College : http://music.dartmouth.edu/
Centre for new music and audio technologies "Promoting the Creative Interaction between Music and Technology" : http://www.cnmat.berkeley.edu:/ .
Article about the evolution of electronic music at http://www.amazings.com/articles/article0048.html
Spanish pages about the evolution of electronic music (with lots of pictures) at http://www.rmsinstrumentacion.com/sideb/Historia/indice.htm
Reviews at http://www.amazings.com/reviews.html
Interesting articles about electronic music : http://www.amazings.com/featuresnews.html
(Electronic music magazine at http://www.amazings.com/)
Encyclopedia of electronic music at http://www.amazings.com/encyclo.html
A thesis about computer generated music composition : http://www.oz.net/~cyu/Thesis.html
Electronic music on the net links : http://www.stephan-schelle.de/emu/index.htm
Synthesiser and electronic music related entry at http://www.synthmuseum.com/
Experimental Music links (magazines,radio's,artist): http://www.aufabwegen.de/index.htm
Synth page at http://hem.passagen.se/sequence/

Usefull links for New Music :

New music promotion Logos (Belgium): http://www.logosfoundation.org/
New Music Musicians Coalition (with magazine) : http://www.aimcmc.com/           up

Some Usefull links for people into jazz :

See at bottom for useful Jazz links for Belgium and around.   .              up

FESTIVALS LINKS :

Folk festival links are listed at my "music genres interests / folk (search)" (see top list.
Some festival-links : http://www.progressive-newsletter.de/web_kon.htm (add your entries !)
and http://www.festivalfinder.com/                   
Groupies web site at http://www.groupiecentral.com/

MUSIC INSTRUMENTS :
Musicians and their music Instruments :

Musical instruments links : http://www.lutins.org/instrum.html
Music instruments list at http://www.musreview.com/cgi-bin/match.cgi?category=09&browse=x
"Folk Stuff" is "A web site dedicated to providing how to and where to information for folk musicians and those designing and building folk and experimental musical instruments;
including dulcimers, autoharps, kalimbas, theremins, didjeridus, pennywhistles and flutes."
: http://www.rogo.com/folkstuff/
International directory of Music instruments  collections : http://www.music.ed.ac.uk/euchmi/cimcim/id/index.htmlup

GUITAR :





  A search engine to many guitar sites

Guitarworld : http://www.guitarworld.com/0100/index.html
Guitarist list site : http://www.guitarsite.com/database/Bands-Artists/
Guitar links (sheets,..) in German  http://www.gitarrenlinks.de/
Guitar instruction at http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~clives/page4.html
Educative introduction to guitar techniques : http://www.myguitarsolo.com
Guitar magazine : http://www.tcguitar.com/
Links for the American primitive guitar : http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/5322/
Guitar foundation of US : http://www.guitarfoundation.org/
Guitar festival (with information about guitarists) at http://www.bestguitarfest.com/
German guitar links : http://www.gitarrenlinks.de/
Self tuning guitars at http://www.selftuning.com
For musicians how to make bass pedals with effects : http://www.lynx.bc.ca/~jc/pedals.html
PIANO :
Pianomusic lovers site : http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Strasse/8840/index.html
ETHNIC AND OLD INSTRUMENTS :
World music instruments http://www.larkinam.com/
Arab-andalousian instruments : http://srproj.lib.calpoly.edu/projects/engl/Zapata_Liziel_L/list.htm
Ancient Egypt music instruments at http://showcase.netins.net/web/ankh/music.html
PERCUSSION :     
Intro page for tabla : http://www.chandrakantha.com/tablasite/
Web site for drummers : http://www.drummingweb.com/  up

FOR LISTS AND ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PROGRESSIVE MUSIC
(LISTED IN GENERAL LISTS AND FOR EACH COUNTRY) ,
FOR COLLECTORS LINKS
AND FOR LISTS FOR PROGRESSIVE MUSIC, GO TO PAGE 2.
FOR MAGAZINES GO TO PAGE 3.
FOR RADIO STATIONS GO TO PAGE 4.     up

Some artists asked me where they could get a gig in Belgium, or who they had to contact. They can have a look at next pages for organisations in Belgium :
(organizers & locations) http://www.agenda-to.com/agenda/List_Org_01.asp?target=2
http://www.belgianmusic.net/
(with agenda : http://www.belgianmusic.net/agenda.htm)
(other agenda : http://www.netevents.be/Events.cfm?Categ=MUSIC&SiteCateg=MUSIC&lang=nl)
http://www.denartist.be/
http://houbi.com/belpop/links.htm
http://www.muziekcentrum.be/
http://www.artema.be/
For Jazz in Belgium and around Belgium (thank you Stefaan Van Gysegem): http://www.kantamedia.com/~oz/home.htm
http://www.damberd.be/
http://www.jazzvalley.com/
http://jazz.pagina.nl/
http://www.ejn.it/
http://users.skynet.be/opatuur/
http://www.rtbf.be/radio/musique3/jazz/concerts/
http://www.kantamedia.com/~oz/clubs/whatsup.htm
For folk :
at http://users.pandora.be/jan.verhavert/appel.htm
A folkpodium organiser at Ivo.VanHoovels@systeamcomputers.com
Folkclub in Brussels at http://www.latentation.org/ and at www.toogenblik.be
Folkstage at http://users.pandora.be/nickname/FolkStage/index.html
Belgium folkfestival at http://www.folkdranouter.be/vzw%20start.htm
Belgium folk sites at http://www.folk.yucom.be/folk/België/België.htm
and http://www.volksmuziek.be/links.html en
http://club.euronet.be/claude.calteux/html/ppbelg.htm  and
http://users.pandora.be/jan.verhavert/folklinks.htm
Belgium folkfestival http://www.folkdranouter.be/vzw%20start.htm
Belgium folk label and groups at http://welcome.to/appel
concertkalender folk in Belgium : http://www.radio1.be/cgi-bin/getcalender.pl?genre1=Folk
and http://users.pandora.be/bourdonske/index.htm
callender/gigs : http://www.folkroddels.be/categorie/CONCERT_index.html

Belgian folk groups should list themselves here :
http://www.student.kuleuven.ac.be/~m9921959/links.htm#groepen
http://www.folk.yucom.be/folk/België/Belgie.htm#Groepen
http://www.volksmuziek.be/links.html
http://www.muziekcentrum.be/linksfolk.htm#artiesten
http://folk.start.be/
http://club.euronet.be/claude.calteux/html/ppbelg.htm
Belgian scene info http://www.folkworld.de/6/belgium.html
http://folk.tk/

More prog distributors : http://www.sargasso.com/pages/distributors.html

LAST UPDATE OF ALL LINKS AT 2002-6-24.

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