Please submit artist sites to the appropriate category for the primary instrument played.Stringed instrument musicians/artists.
If there is not a sub category for artists of the primary instrument played, please submit to the general category for that instrument.
This category is for general information about autoharps. Sites for autoharp makers (even if they sell the instruments online) may be submitted to the subcategory Makers.Information about autoharps and autoharp makers.
Otherwise, online stores that sell autoharps should be submitted to Shopping: Music: Instruments: Ethnic and Regional: Autoharp.
Sites focusing on online sales of actual banjos should be submitted to Shopping/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Banjo.Please submit sites dealing with banjo-music-related products, such as accessories, instructional materials, book, ebooks, tablature, DVDs and audio downloads.
Please submit only sites which have the primary intention of supplying information about the Bass.String bass instruments including electric and acoustic bass guitars. For bowed bass sites, see Arts/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Bowed_Strings/Bass.
For sites about the bowed string instrument, the double or upright bass, see Arts/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Bowed_Strings/Bass.
Manufacturers of bass guitars should submit to Arts/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Bass/Manufacturers.
Sites with the primary focus of selling the instrument to the user at home should submit to Shopping/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Bass.
Retail sites without the option to purchase online, should be submitted to the appropriate locality for the store in Regional.
With the half-pear body of the lute and long neck, it is closely related to several similar 'long-necks' in Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia. The traditional three-course instrument suits an improvization style derived from the traditional musics of Asia Minor, using Turkish modes (makam).
Since the 1940s, the bouzouki with four courses has widened the possibility of introducing Western-style chords. Western major and minor scales have displaced the oriental makam as the framework.
The bouzouki has become the Greek urban instrument par excellence and is played throughout the Greek-speaking world. Greek composers trained in Western music, such as Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hadjidakis, have used the bouzouki in their works, drawing on the old repertory of the instrument for melodic and rhythmic inspiration.
Please submit sites about artists to the most appropriate sub category for the primary instrument played.There is currently no description created for this category.
Sites focused on this instrument.The charango is a small ten string lute that originated in South America. The back of the instrument is traditionally fashioned from an armadillo.
Two members of the cittern family have retained their importance - the Spanish Bandurria and the Portuguese Guitar (the latter particularly associated with Fado).
In the latter years of the 20th century, the word "cittern" came to be applied to a bewildering range of instruments of the mandolin family, and, in Celtic music, to the Irish bouzouki.
Please submit informational sites about dulcimers. If the site is mostly about one type of dulcimer, please submit to the appropriate sub category for that instrument. If no category exists, or the site is about more than one type of dulcimer please submit here.A trapezoidal instrument of the zither family. Strings, which are stretched over a soundboard, may be hit by hammers (Hammered dulcimer) or plucked (Mountain or Appalachian dulcimer). The name dulcimer is derived from latin and translated means "sweet sounds".
Sites with the main intention of selling the instruments online should be submitted to Shopping.
Sites with walk in stores should be submitted to the appropriate locality in Regional.
Submit to this category sites containing free, online/downloadable stringed instrument education. If your site is only about one type of stringed instrument, please submit to the appropriate sub category for that instrument.Sites providing free stringed instrument education, or about stringed instrument education. Teachers can be found in the Regional part of the directory listed according to where they teach. Commercial sites can be found in the Shopping branch.
If you are a tutor with a site about the lessons that you offer, please submit your site to the appropriate locality in Regional.
If your site primarily advertises commercial stringed instrument education which can be accessed from home, then please submit to Stringed Instrument Education category within Shopping.
Please submit only informational sites, in English, about the guitar. Sites selling products which can be purchased from home should be submitted to Shopping. Sites for walk-in stores should be submitted to the appropriate locality in Regional.At its simplest, a guitar is "a stringed instrument of the lute family, plucked or strummed, as the instrument sits upright in one's lap." However, the guitar family has proved particularly adaptable to different cultures, musical genres, and to technological developments.
Online stores featuring harps for sale should be submitted to Shopping: Harp.The harp is an ancient string-percussion instrument, with many varieties today. This category contains informational sites about harps, including harpists, builders, historical information, photo galleries, and events.
Please submit sites about the kantele.The kantele is the national instrument of Finland. It may have from 5 to 30 strings and is classified as a cordophone.
Sites about the koto in Japan may also be submitted to the Japanese Traditional Instruments category in Regional.The koto is a stringed instrument with a long hollow body and movable bridges. The instrument originated in China and was brought to Japan in the 7th or 8th century.
Online stores offering kotos for sale should be submitted to the appropriate category in Shopping: Music: Instruments.
This category is for informational sites about the craft of stringed instrument building.The French word lutherie, now used also in English, refers to the art of constructing string instruments. The name luthier harkens back to early lute-makers.
Please submit sites about luthiers to the respective instrument category.
The earliest known lyres, dating from the 3rd millennium BCE, were found in Mesopotamia (Iraq). Lyres appeared in several ancient Mediterranean cultures and spread throughout medieval Europe.
Lyres were also played in the East African kingdoms of Kush (c650 BCE–325 CE) and Aksum (c100–350 CE), a tradition which has survived unbroken in modern Ethiopia.
Mandolin websites for Organizations and Education may be submitted here if no other subcategory exists elsewhere on the Open Directory Project.For sites dedicated primarily to instruments of the mandolin family. Subjects include musical range and tone, technical specifications, history, and instrument making, manufacture and repair.
For bands and artists, please check other possible categories before submitting to the Mandolin/Bands_and_Artists subcategory here. For example, sites about Bill Monroe should NOT be submitted here, but instead should go to: Arts/Music/Styles/Bluegrass/Bands_and_Artists/Monroe,_Bill. If in doubt, please go ahead and submit the site here. These guidelines will help make submittal and review as efficient as possible.
As a final check before submitting here, please review whether your site falls under one of the following categories. Sites for walk-in stores belong in the Regional category relevant to the store location(s). Online retail shopping sites belong in the Shopping category Shopping/Music/Instruments/Stringed/Mandolin/. Sites that are not in English belong under the World category. Thank you.
Organizations focusing on one specific instrument should be submitted to that instrument''s category.Organizations, associations, societies, and clubs focusing on stringed instruments.
Sites that focus on online sales of ukuleles should be submitted to Shopping: Music: Instruments: Stringed: Ukulele.Informational sites about the ukulele, including comprehensive sites, online communities, chats and forums, photo galleries, and organizations.