Please note: this website is in the process of updating (October-December 2006). Please return frequently for new information.
Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton--Our performing duo
other folks I perform with frequently:
The Orchestra at Indian Hill
New England Mandolin Ensemble
Seth Austen and Beverly Woods
My Publishers:Friends of the Albany Carillon
Some other friends and colleagues:
Thomas A. Gregg
Poor Richard's Penny
World music Links:
American Music Links:
The Society for American Music
Music Composition Links:
Music Theory Links:
our hometown -- you want witches? we got witches!
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
copyright 1997-2006 Jim & Maggi Dalton