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Please note: this website is in the process of updating (October-December 2006). Please return frequently for new information.

Jim Dalton plays and endorses the Phoenix Neoclassical Mandolin

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    Other Links of Interest

    Member, Salem (MA) Chamber of Commerce *** Singing String Music (Jim and Maggi Dalton)

    Founding Members, Creative Economy of the North Shore (CEANS)

    Institute for Music, History, & Cultural Traditions (IMHCT)

    Back issues of The Singing String News

    Cultural Resources/Other Sites of Interest

    Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton--Our performing duo

    Maggi Smith-Dalton
    My wife and musical partner

    The Boston Conservatory

    Phoenix Mandolins
    Rolfe Gerhardt, luthier --fine handcrafted mandolins

    other folks I perform with frequently:

    The Orchestra at Indian Hill
    I perform with this orchestra whenever they need guitar, mandolin or tenor banjo

    New England Mandolin Ensemble
    (including Cape Cod Festival of Mandolins and Mandolin Camp)

    Seth Austen and Beverly Woods
    great friends and fine musicians

    Keith Hampton
    Boston area singer-songwriter

    Brave Records
    independent label -- I contributed mandolin, mandocello and guitar to some of the performances on their release entitled "Coming Home: Boston Song Collective"

    My Publishers:

    Singing String Music

    Wolfhead Music

    Fenwick Parva

    Friends of the Albany Carillon

    Some other friends and colleagues:

    Andy Vores
    composer and chair of the Theory, Composition and History Dept. at The Boston Conservatory

    Dalit Warshaw
    composer, thereminist and conservatory prof.

    Thomas A. Gregg
    tenor, member of Double Action, and Columbia's Musick

    Poor Richard's Penny
    18th century American music; fiddler Larry Young is a good friend and versatile musician

    World music Links:

    Ancient Music of Ireland

    Irish Music Center - Boston College

    American Gamelan Institute

    A great set of World Music and Ethnomusicology links

    American Music Links:

    The Society for American Music

    Music Composition Links:

  • Society of Composers

  • American Music Center

  • Meet the Composer

  • Music Theory Links:

  • Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization (MACRO)

  • New England Conference of Music Theorists

  • Society for Music Theory

  • Kunst der Fuge

  • Instrument Links:

  • Mandolin Cafe
  • Lute Society of America
  • Guitar Foundation of America

  • Miscellaneous:

    Salem, Massachusetts our hometown -- you want witches? we got witches!

    and so much else :
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, ships,
    House of Seven Gables, other historical sites and the world-class Peabody-Essex Museum

    About the Artists--Downloadable PDF form

    Programs--Downloadable PDF form


    Jim's book,

    Mandolin for Beginners, has been published by Alfred Publishing (and National Guitar Workshop)

    It's available online and in retail stores both nationally and internationally.

    You can learn everything from how to hold/ tune a mandolin, how read tablature and strum -- to reading music, tremolo techniques, improvising.

    It's full of interesting tunes and practical advice. There's a CD in it, so you can hear as well as read all the good stuff in the book.

    48 pages Book & CD

    Order it online: NGW Store

    WWW http://singingstring.org

    copyright 1997-2006 Jim & Maggi Dalton