The Home and Blog for Chuck Gunsaullus and his Violin

Links and Resources

Here are some valuable links to some great sites.  Everything from reliable vendors to silly music facts.

Fun Pages

PDQ Bach homepage – Enjoy all that Professor Peter Schickele has to offer on the absolute worst composer who ever lived.

Music from Looney Toons – Lots of great classical music was used in these great cartoons from ’40s and ’50s.

Bizarre Classical Music Facts – These range from bizarre to just plain weird.


Where to Get Instruments, Music, and Accessories

Shar Music – I’ve been buying from them since I was 5 years old – ok, my mom bought from them for a while…

Southwest Strings – A good place to get strings and accessories at a reasonable price.

Johnson Strings – Another great vendor.  They have good instruments as well.

Woodwind and Brasswind – Yet another good place to buy stuff.  They specialize more in band instruments, but they have some good string sales from time to time.

JW Pepper – The place for sheet music of all types.  They specialize in ensembles (band, orchestra, choral) and educational music.


Links and Resources for Musicians and Teachers

Classical Music Archives – Extensive lists and samples of famous classical music.  Includes the “Must Know/Must Have” list also.

Music Theory . net – Fairly self-explanatory.  Learn about what makes music music.

IMSLP – Free sheet music for download and printing.  All music is in public domain, which means it was written or published before 1923. – Great resource for violinists, string players, and teachers.  Articles, forums, and lots of links to important pages.

Soundcloud – A terrific place to host your media files (songs) or your podcast.  Integrates well with social media.

Gigmasters – One of many great sites to help you get gigs.  Costs a few dollars, but usually pays for itself quickly.

Thumbtack – Not specifically a music site, but a good place to get gigs and students.  Free to join, but you have to buy credits to do quotes.

More added everyday!