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General Resources

 

Free music staff paper

Available in lots of different layouts

 

Sizable staff paper with keyboard or frets

 

Staff paper with keyboard

 

blanksheetmusic.net

Another one

 

 

Project Gutenberg online library

 

Merriam-Webster dictionary/thesaurus w/pronunciation

 

Music dictionary vt.edu

 

Musiclopedia

Research portal

 

Opentopia

Free online encyclopedia

 

Music encyclopedia

 

Portal to all Search Engines

 

How to Study

This is the title, but it encompasses how to learn!

 

Music Scores

 

IMSLP

International Music Score Library Projet

 

Recordare.com

Score package includes pdf, Finale file, midi and Music XML

reasonable cost

 

Sheetmusicfox.com

 

Icking-music-archive

 

Free-scores

 

Cipoo

 

Sheet Music Archive

 

Musicaviva

 

Music-scores

 

All of Mozart's Music - free

 

Mutopia Project

 

Classical music in Finale file form

 

Free piano music

 

Free classical guitar music

 

CPDL Choral Public Domain Library

 

Sheet Music USA

 

Historic American Sheet Music

 

American Sheet Music

 

Sheet-music.htm

Sheet music section of this site

 

15th & 16th century composers scores

 

Bach WTC fugues in open score

 

Historic Sheet Music Collection

 

Bach Chorales with audio

 

 

Midi/MP3s

 

 

Classicalarchives.com

 

Classiccat.net

 

ClassicalMidi

Classical music midi page

 

Amclassical.com

20th Century Classical music mp3s

 

Kunstderfuge classical music

 

Austrian Music

but that includes classical music from Vienna!

 

Classical music in Finale file form

 

Mp3s listed by composer

 

WashingtonMusicaViva

 

Music files

Mp3 section of this site - also has midis and scores

 

Public domain midi and lyrics

 

Red ferret

1 million free, legal music tracks

 

Drum grooves

All styles

 

Tuning

 

Java table for different kinds of tuning

 

Temperament tuning links

 

Guitar Tuning Fork

Tune your guitar to your computer

 

AP Tuner for Windows

 

 

 

Instruments

 

Dolmetsch

Instrument names (in several languages) and their abbreviations

 

Transpose

Instrument transposition table

 

A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

 

Historic Music Instruments

includes video

 

Online Recorder Method

 

Musical Instruments from Around the World

 

Transposing Instruments

 

 

Finale

 

Finale Reader and Finale Notepad

Reader is free/ $9.95 for Notepad

 

Finale demo

Full version, but you can't save or print

 

Finale Knowledgebase

Search your Finale question

 

Finale Page

My Finale help page and class links

 

 

 

Technology and interactive tools

http://coach4technology.net/webmusic.html

David Brian Williams links

 

Music Theory

General Theory

 

Learn About Theory Online

Many short videos!

 

Favorite Theory Websites

AP Readers' Favorite Theory Sites

 

Dolmetsch.com/theoryindex

Index to music theory and history topics

 

http://davesmey.com/theory/

Freshman theory resources, SMTP

 

Capistrano Elementary

Great website from an elementary school which explains all the basics

 

Musicianship Quickfacts

An incredibly concise collection of info for reference

 

Basic Music Test

A practice test similar to our Freshman Theory Placement Test

 

Free Music Theory Workbook

 

 

 

20th Century

 

Set finder

 

Matrix generator

 

 

Counterpoint

 

Basic Rules for Species Counterpoint

 

Harmony and Counterpoint I

MIT

 

Harmony and Counterpoint II

MIT

 

Intro to Counterpoint

 

Rules for Species Counterpoint

 

Melody

 

Melodic organization and devices

Illustrated with real music

 

Melodic Contour with listening excerpts

 

Mozart cells for composition ideas

 

Nonharmonic Tones

Real music examples

 

http://www.colleges.org/~music/theory/15N.html

Neighboring tones, escape tones, appoggiaturas in .swf

 

Principles of melody

 

http://www.tonalityguide.com/tkembellishing.php

Decorative pitches (melodic embellishments)

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Nonharmonic tones

 

How to develop a melody

 

Nonharmonic tones

 

Augmentation, diminution, inversion, retrograde

 

Phrases and cadences

 

Phrases and cadences

 

Picardy thirds in flash

 

Sequences excerpts in flash or pdf

 

Sequence

 

 

Keys

 

Key signatures and other related fears

 

Scales/modes

 

Scales and modes

Aural recognition in real music

 

Scale degrees

Illustrated in real music

 

Scale degree games

 

Scales and modes

 

Build a major scale

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Major scales

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Minor scales

 

Major & minor scales in classical excerpts

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Scale degrees

 

Church modes

 

Octatonic scale

 

Jazz Keys

Scales and chords on a virtual piano

 

 

Notation

 

Teoria

Drills in clef reading, intervals, scales, key signatures, chords

 

Keyboard

Flash shows staff & octave designation

 

Piano Mouse

Online drill to identify notes in bass and treble clef

 

Basic notation explained

 

Treble clef flashcards

 

Bass clef flashcards

 

Alto clef flashcards

 

Diagram of genesis of grand staff

 

Octave registers

 

Notecard

Free software to download which teaches proficiency in reading notes in both clefs

 

Mensural Notation

 

 

Modulation

 

Modulation Types

A handy table for step-by-step analysis

 

http://courses.wcupa.edu/abauer/modtypes.htm

 

Modulation by diminished 7ths

 

Modulation by augmented 6ths

 

Modulation by Neapolitan 6

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Texture

Great page with midi examples for each type

 

Texture, aural recognition

Illustrated with real music

 

Harmony

 

The Amazing Chord Keyboard

 

Chord Keyboard in minor

 

Chord spelling

 

Chords

Table of chord functions for musical analysis

 

Chord Calculator

 

Suspensions

 

Figured Bass in a nutshell

 

Circle progressions

 

Common chord progressionsl

 

Harmonic function and progression

 

Modulation

 

Chord identification and labeling

 

Secondary dominants

 

Secondary dominants, aural recognition

Illustrated in real music

 

Basic rules of harmonic progression

 

Harmonic progressions

 

Cadences

Sound files real music illustrate cadence types

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id60_en.html

When to use triads in first inversion

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id61_en.html

When to use triads in second inversion

 

6/4 chords

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Triad inversions

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Diatonic triads

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Intro to Roman Numeral Analysis

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Roman numeral analysis of "Oh Canada"

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Roman numeral analysis of "Auld Lang Syne"

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id40_en.html

Building chords by intervals - M, m, d, A

 

Mode mixture

 

Borrowed chords

Hilarious song

 

http://www.colleges.org/~music/theory/mixture.html

Modal mixture and borrowed chords excerpts in .swf

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id50_en.html

Interchanging diatonic chords from the minor scales

 

Augmented 6ths/Neapolitans

 

Neapolitan 6th explanation and examples

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id120_en.html

Building Neapolitan chords

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id121_en.html

Using Neapolitan chords

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id122_en.html

Neapolitan analysis - excerpt from Moonlight Sonata

 

http://www.colleges.org/~music/theory/neapolitan.html

Neapolitan examples in .swf, .pdf. & .mov

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id45_en.html

Intro to 7th chords

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id46_en.html

Diatonic 7th chords - analyze each type in a scale

 

http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/html/id47_en.html

7th Chord Inversions

 

Dominant 7th chords, speed quizzes

 

Seventh Chords

7th chord identification drill

 

Harmonic dictation

Real music

 

 

Intervals

 

Intervals aural recognition

Illustrated in real music

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Intervals calculated by half-steps

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Intervals, enharmonic mistakes

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  Interval inversions

 

MusicTheory.net lessons:  M, m, d, A intervals

 

Interval Worksheet generates new ones each time

 

Part-writing

 

Principles of part-writing

 

Partwriting

Part-writing Quick Reference Guidelines

 

Voicing chords writing chords in each inversion

 

Voice-leading

 

How to Harmonize a melody in 4 parts

 

Rhythm/Meter

 

Aural recognition of meters

Real music

 

Art Levine rhythms

2 measure rhythm patterns, Brazilian origin, for rhythm practice or ostinato

 

http://www.omnidisc.com/MUSIC/TY/TY1.html

Hear and identify meters from excerpts

 

Odd meter

 

Simple/compound meter irregular meter

 

Simple and compound meter

 

Syncopation

 

Form

 

Binary Form

 

 

Acoustics

http://www.scribd.com/doc/146862442/Physics-behind-Musical-Instruments

 

Sight-Singing/Ear-Training

Eyes and Ears

Free sight-singing book!

 

Nuottila

 

Big Ears

Use to drill musical intervals

 

Musictheory.net

Excellent practice in drills and ear-training. 

 

Musictheory.net

chord section includes aural drill in recognizing all types of 7th chords (2484!)

 

http://www.wmich.edu/mus-theo/etg/et_guide.html

melodic dictation exercises

 

http://www.wmich.edu/mus-theo/courses/aural/m265/

more melodic dictation

Good Ear

On-line ear-training exercises

 

Dictation

Dictation drill in rhythm, bass line and melody

 

Teoria

Ear-training exercises

 

Music/Ear

Midi-based ear-training guide

 

MusicMemoryDevices

List of songs to remember intervals

 

Analytical Listening

Form - Analysis - Composition

Form

 

Video review of Form  Stephen Lias

 

Quick Guide to Musical Forms  Tim Foxon

 

Sonata form

 

Theme and variations

 

Rondo

 

Fugue

 

Form

 

Form basics in order of size of section

 

Variation and rondo form

 

Analysis

 

http://www.hindson.com.au

download a free figured-bass font

 

http://solomonsmusic.net/theory.htm

 

Composition

 

 

Textures and accompaniment types

 

Working with young composers

 

Jazz improvisation Primer

 

10 Technical Blunders Songwriters Make

 

http://cathedral.monroestreet.com/index.php

Interactive composition of contemporary sounds

 

Poems

Poems in public domain for lyrics

 

Finale Page

Finale tips and instructions related to specific courses

 

Composition and Improvisation in Cross-Cultural Perspective

 

Film-Scoring Introduction

Music Education

http://www.infed.org/thinkers/

The best thoughts on education

 

Elephant in the Room

FreeTechnology

Musicology

Music History

 

Classical Music Timeline

 

Music Timeline

 

Music History online

 

Drag cities onto the European map

 

Gregorian chant

 

Gregorian Notation in detail

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General Classical Music Links

 

Medieval Music Links

 

Renaissance Music Links

 

Baroque Music Links

 

Classical Period Music Links

 

Romantic Period Music Links

 

History of Russian Music

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Renaissance Music

 

 

Musikkolleg-online

 

Baroque Learning Center

 

Mecklerd powerpoint

 

Timelines

 

NPR 100

The most important American musical works of the 20th century

 

NPR Music Topics

 

The most popular Classical Music

 

Jazz

 

The Blues PBS site

 

Ken Burns Jazz

 

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Free Ellington scores for your band

 

Delto blues

 

Jazz photos

 

Jazz chronology of most important events

 

Jazz styles briefly described

 

Jazz History

 

Jazz History Timeline

 

http://www.peanutsjazz.com/

 

Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz

 

 

Popular Music

 

Sociology of Rock Music

 

Popular Music Interest Group

 

CMT 100 Greatest Country Songs

 

Emo music

 

History of Rock

 

Reason to Rock

Rock music as an art form

 

Popular music research materials

 

Popular songs in American history

 

Spirituals

 

Musical Theater

 

Minstrelsy

 

Vaudeville

 

Rock Jazz Blues Folk Country Swing Links

 

The Dead Rock Stars Club

 

Guide to Electronic Music

 

metal-archives.com

 

HonkeyTonk, Hymns and the Blues

a 2 hr NPR on WC Handy

Musicology

 

The study of music and its effect on society throughout the ages. This is a broad study, and covers ancient through modern societies including ethnic topics. This study includes the music itself, as well as the instruments used, the people who influenced the music, and the societies that produced it.

 

The Origin of Music Site

 

AMS Links

American Musicological Society sites of interest

 

Early recorded sounds and wax cylinders

 

Performance practice in common practice periods Ron Anderson

 

Folk music site

 

Life and Times of Woody Guthrie

 

Historical music, copyright free

 

Folk Music info, midi and lyrics

 

American Sheet Music Digitization Project

 

Sacred Harp Singing links

 

Sacred Harp Hymnal 1860

 

400 Years of American Song and Poetry

 

Africa and the Blues

entire book available through Project Muse

 

 

Composers

 

Composers List by Period

 

Classical composers database

 

Composers

 

Composers online

 

How to pronounce composers' names

 

List of women composers

 

lvbeethoven.com

Excellent Beethoven site

 

OurChopin.com

great site w/ name the tune contests

 

Romantic composers

 

Piano Puzzler

 

 

Opera

 

Wagner's Ring Cycle for Dummies

 

Opera videos (32)

 

 

 

World Music

 

African Music Encyclopedia

 

Worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com

 

Ethnomusicology, folk music, world music links

 

Appreciation of world music, 12 videos

 

National anthems of the world

 

Folk Music Instruments and Styles from Around the World

 

Traditional music around the world

Online Magazine from UK

 

 

20th Century

 

Microtonal Music

 

Electronic Music Guide

"Down Tempo" includes Musique Concrete and Minimalism

 

The History of Electronic Instruments

 

20th Century Music Links

 

 

Folk

 

Folk tunes

Some scores available

 

http://33revolutionsperminute.wordpress.com/

 

Just for Fun

This Day in Music History

 

Fun Trivia Music Quizzes

 

Funny Exam Answers

Here are some very funny answers to some (supposedly) actual music exams.

 

11 Things You Didn't Learn in School

 

75 Signs You Might Be a Theory Geek

I should give this list as a test!

 

Instrument Jokes

 

Insults with Class

Sir Robert's Elizabethan insult creator (OK, it's not musical, but it's hilarious!)

 

Visual puns (musical)

 

Do You Have Perfect Pitch?

Test yourself for "perfect pitch" potential

 

Drum Keyboard

Make up your own

 

Dog Singing

 

11 Things You Didn't Learn in School

 

The Story of Music

Play "Name That Tune"

 

Rhythm Counter

Very cool shockwave program

 

Singing Horses

 

Singing Guinea Pigs

 

Guinea Pig Theater and other flash cartoon movies

 

Play Handbells

Use "ZXCVBNMASDFGHJK" computer keyboard keys to play this 2-octave set

 

Guitar Canon

Canon in D via electric guitar - Awesome!

 

Pachelbel Rant

 

Desktop blues

Try this!

 

Animusic

Professor Brown would be proud

 

Amazing juggler

 

Drum/Piano Amateur timeline editing

Merry Christmas Reindeer

Dog tricks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

juggler on keyboard

Radio

 

BBC Radio Discovering Music programs

 

Windows media radio stations

 

KCUB local

Find the Music

 

The Lied and Art Song Texts Page

Find a song by composer, poet, title, lyrics, or language

 

Catchy Tune Central Title Finder

uses java keyboard to input tones

 

http://hsearch.nayio.com/

Hum the tune, find the title

Misc.

 

List of college and University homepages

 

Classics from the silver screen

Index of classical and opera music used in feature films

 

naxosusa

More classical music in the movies

 

Merlot learning materials

 

Multiple Intelligences article index

 

http://www.fullbooks.com/

Entire books with free access

 

James Brown and Pavarotti

 

Beethoven 5th Argument

Does music communicate

Textbooks

 

TheCollegeStoreTextbookOrder

This is the bookstore behind Dairy Queen

918/5253

 

CampusBookstoreTextbookOrder

This is the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Student Center

9007

 

http://www.campusi.com/

Find the cheapest online source

 

 

Graphics

 

Artchive classical art database

 

 

Art history links and images

 

Powerpoint Presentation Link

 

Music graphics and all things Theater

 

Music Fonts

 

CoolMusicFonts

 

Free animations

 

Artie's Animated gifs

includes animated backgrounds and dancing letters

 

Educator's Graphic Links

 

Research and Writing

Qualitative and Quantitative differences

 

HyperStat Online Statistics Textbook

Most Common Errors:  Checklist

 

The Impotence of Proofreading

 

ResearchGuide.com

 

Citationmachine.net

Automatically formats citations