The Music Roots program in Stone County provides traditional folk music instruction in the local schools. Skilled musicians provide youth with classes in traditional folk instruments: guitar, banjo, autoharp, dulcimer, mandolin and fiddle. Classes are held during the school day to ensure participation. Instruments are provided for the students to use as long as they are in the Music Roots program. The free tabs include many of the tunes that are taught in the Music Roots program.
Various slow jams with an emphasis on old time mountain music have gathered weekly in Mountain View for several years. The free tabs were first published for the slow jam players who are wanting to learn more of the old time fiddle tunes that are popular in our area.
Several local stringbands play old time music at the Ozark Folk Center . The OFC is open from late April until the end of October each year. Bands play throughout the day in the Craft Village, as well as playing for the evening shows in the main auditorium.