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- Find Free Sheet Music Really nice free sheet music arrangement. Great search facility, plus links are
categorized by musical style and instrument. Violin, piano, guitar, classical,
celtic, brass, woodwinds -- the list goes on and on!
- FlexiMusic Audio Editor FlexiMusic turns your home PC into a complete music studio. You will find FlexiMusic products to be fun, easy to use and economical. No matter what your experience level is, Ours is one of the best music software to start editing and creating music on your PC.
- Irish Hammered Dulcimer This site provides instructional material on techniques for playing the hammered dulcimer in the Irish traditional style as well as relevant information on festivals, workshops, and arrangements of Irish traditional music for the dulcimer.
- Lennart Sohlman's Swedish Fiddle Site This is an invitation to ramble about the vicinity of the rivers of Ljungan and Ljusnan in the "midnorth" part of Sweden (see map)*, among a variety of traditional fiddle tunes. To many of the tunes, you will find an accompanying second part suggested, and to some tunes are also added a midi version. You will also find tunes from some other parts of Scandinavia, though the emphasis is on the regions of Jämtland, Härjedalen and Medelpad, with their rich and varying - but perhaps not so well-known - folk music traditions.
- Jaye n'haNaomi Home of The Harp Ring. No music yet, but there is an article on building a case for your harp.
- LOCKSLEY'S E-Z HARP METHOD or: Eire and Back Again "A Means of Familiarization with the Medieval Celtic Harp Designed For the Musically Illiterate." A complete online "book" on harp playing. Chapters include things like 'Minor scales', 'Period licks and footstompers', and 'Shakes, rattles, and rolls'. A lot of fun, and very informative for a non-harpist (like me).
- Seth Evan's Chamber Music Has links for sheet music -- they don't work right now, but looks like a temporary mistake.
- Small Ensemble Music With a Flair for the Unusual Not all free, but many free sample gif pages. Many instruments -- brass, woodwinds, strings, ensembles, quartets, vocals, etc. "The ensembles in our catalog are all composed or arranged by Wisconsin musicians or those with Wisconsin connections. We sincerely hope you and your students enjoy the preparation and performance of this quality literature. Great care has been taken to assure that they are playable as well as being delightful music for both festival and concert."
- Clarinet Sheet Music A large handful of pieces in gif, tiff, pdf, mww formats.
- Free Trumpet Sheet Music Whoa! Like, Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Monk, Duke Ellington, and more!?!?!? Some really nice work -- pay this fellow a visit!
- Brass Resources A master "link" list -- jillions of things for brass players.
- Where's the Beat? Interesting site presenting art of polyrhythms. GIF's and MIDI's (and fee books). "Bali, where the rhythms of gamelan music fill the night air. India, birthplace of tala, a cyclical approach to rhythm. In the world fusion rhythms created by combining ideas from many traditions. In the music of the Ancient Future. In a world rhythm training manual by Matthew Montfort called Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities. "
- Classical Saxophone On-Line What -- Sax on the Internet! Many nice PDF's, academic discussions, and musical notation samples of : "Music Study - Classical Saxophone Works, Music Study - Jazz, and Music Study - General"
- Recorder Teacher and Easy Songwriter A shareware package to help you learn Recorder. Looks pretty nice -- has many tunes, shows notation and fingering, can play the tune, etc. Many tunes available to download, plus you can download a free trial version.
- The Outside Shore Most cool -- MANY original jazz tunes, along with the sheet music gif's and accompanying midi files. Also offers an EXTENSIVE primer on jazz improvising!
- Musical Scales Matt Beito's site. Offers many scales (lots I didn't know existed). Neat for practicing, guaranteed to help your playing and improvising if you do. Not quite in musical notation, instead displays scales as parts of a 12 tone scale (once you see it, you'll know what I mean).
- Original Jazz charts Many GIF's of original jazz compositions from a number of composers.
- Clarinet Players Midi Source ... and to a minor extent a flute, oboe, bassoon, and French horn players midi source. Nice MIDI accompaniments, plus many PDF sheet music pieces.
- Cornet Sheet Music PDF's! "Thema and Variation for E-flat Cornet & Piano." "Psalm" from two portraits for Flugelhorn and Piano Lowell Whitman '98
- Sheila's Violin Conservatory An extremely nice, violin-related site. Also occasionally offers free sheet music.
- Roland White Bluegrass Mandolin Page I normally don't point to tab sites ... but this IS bluegrass mandolin! Offers to email you 5 bluegrass mandolin tabs you can read with TabWrite (which you can download here).
- Banjo Tabs and Bluegrass Information From here, you can join a banjo tab list and/or a discussion list. Click the buttons to the Main menu, and you'll find several selections of banjo tabs -- including licks, runs, and other goodies.
- Eric Dolphy Page Jazz Transcriptions! A couple of transcriptions from Eric Dolphy solo's (bass clarinet and alto)
- The Electronic Score Publisher Many (but not all) free classical pieces for several different instruments (piano, basoon, violin, cello, flute, etc)
- Musicians and Injuries Interesting! And I was maily worried about tripping over my guitar! "Instrumental musicians are a special risk group for repetitive motion injuries. Sizable percentages of them develop physical problems related to playing their instruments; and if they are also computer users, their risks are compounded and complicated. My own computer-induced tendinitis was very much aggravated by my guitar and violin playing and did not begin to improve until I stopped all playing for several months."
- Arcadia University Early Music Archive FTP downloads of pdfs from Arcadia University
- Early Italian Baroque Library Gif's for keyboards and voice. Many links to cool Japanese sites, which are in ... Japanese!
- The Renaissance Music Page Many MIDI's, many GIF's. Many dances, anello's pavans, almans, etc.
- Music Hall -- From Gregorian Chant to Opera's Origins GIF Image's of REAL manuscripts! "The manuscripts shown here present only a few samples of the extraordinary musical life sponsored by the Renaissance papacy and the remarkable musical libraries of the papal singers. Together with the image of the papal choir in the Sistine Chapel on display in this section [Ris. Strag. 7], they give a vivid idea of the ways public performance and high art could enhance the majesty of the papacy."
- EARLY MUSIC EDITIONS Gif's of Thomas Tallis Motets from Cantiones Sacrae (1575), Charles Wesley Organ Concertos (Sets 2 and 3), and Samuel Wesley Motets, Canons
- Spindrift Music Company Music by Pamela J. Marshall ... in pdf format!
- University of North Texas Lully Web Project PDF's. "This Web presentation was conceived both as a multimedia thematic catalog of the UNT Music Library's collection of first and second editions of theatrical works by the French Baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully, and as a nucleus for collecting information useful to anyone studying those works."
- California Sheet Music - 19th Century Duggan PDF's of early Californian music, organzied by Prof. Duggan
- VIOLINLAND MAILING LIST Something a little different. This is a "mailing list" you can join. Once joined, you'll begin to receive emails from other members on various violin related subjects. Sometimes a good source of information -- plus it's a good place to ask questions!
- Music Study For Adults Are you an Adult Student of Music Study? Contemplating learning how to play an instrument? This site offers three different "mailing lists" (see above entry) you can join -- one for beginning violinists, one for beginning pianists, and one for beginning anythingists! I've been a member for awhile -- I can attest that these lists are a tremendous source for answers to your questions!
- Central Park North: Canadian Jazz Modern transcriptions from Canadian Jazz artists. Mostly songs and excerts from albums offered in .GIF format. The idea is that you try the music, like it, then buy the album.
- PDS: Arrangements "PDS Music features the oustanding 6 and 9-piece band arrangements written by jazz trombonist Roland "Roy" Stefani (1925-1991), one of the "best-kept" secrets on the national music scene for years." Several GIF samples for trumpet, trombone, keyboards, and tenor sax.
- Brent Hugh's Site Many pieces in different viewable/printable formats. Range from classical to original.
- UNC-Chapel Hill Music Project "The 19th-Century American Sheet Music Digitization Project was funded through an Instructional Technology Grant from Chancellor Michael Hooker. 57 volumes (approximately 2250 titles) of sheet music have been indexed. The contents of 32 of these volumes (approximately 1200 pieces) have been fully scanned and are available on this site. "
- Skies of China Download a copy of the sheet music for "Red Story", the first movement of Giorgio Gaslini's piece, "Skies of China".
- JazzKids Music Program - Jazz music for all ages! "JazzKids creates original jazz material for young students. These songs are fun, catchy, and easy to play. They help increase jazz awareness, improve aural recognition skills, and through our mission this method creates a well-rounded musician." Check it out -- a program for students and teachers, with some free downloads.
- Katie's Mandolin Chords Not quite sheet music, but several GIF tables of mandolin chords. I've been self-teaching some mandolin and find these pretty handy.
- Mandolin and Bouzouki A site for folk music, especially played on Mandolin and Irish Bouzouki. A dozen or so GIF's in standard notation, plus a load of ABC's.
- Mandolin Cafe Tremendous mandolin site. Lots of lessons, theory, techniques, and tabs. Also offers a "tune of the month" in standard notation. Loaded with mandolin information.
- for Cape Breton Tunes Cape Breton Tunes
- Music Station A music school in West London (Uxbridge); specializes in keyboard music (Organ and Piano). A number of selections done with a shareware music editor called 'Noteworthy Composer' (which you can download from here).
- Australian Folk Songs Words and music to more than 100 Australian folk songs!
- Fiddles Of The World GIF's and RealAudio of the "Fiddles of the World" theme music!
- Australian Bush Music: Music Wongawilli Style I bet you don't know what "WongaWilli" style sounds like! Some neat Bush Tunes. "The aim of the Wongawilli Band & Wongawilli Colonial Dance Club Inc. is to preserve, promote and perform Australia's tradition and heritage of music, song, dance, poetry and yarnspinning."
- The Folk Rag "An Independent monthly Folk newsletter which covers the Brisbane Metropolitan Area" Nice oneline magazine that includes a GIF of the "Tune of the Month"!
- Roger Clarke's Waltzing Matilda Waltzing Matilda. That's it ... but it is EVERYTHING there is to know about Waltzing Matilda. A lot of fun!
- Jerry Holland Tunes Offers Cape Breton tunes, including a free "tune of the month" in GIF format.
- Brenda Stubbert - Original Tunes More Cape Breton tunes in GIF format
- Cranford Publications Lots of Cape Breton / Celtic tunes. Many free GIF's.
- Scottish Music Pages ABC's of a few dozen Scottish tunes
- The Bodhran Page Everything Bodhran -- calendar, pictures, recordings, making, history, buying, caring, playing, techniques, etc, etc.
- The Donegal Fiddle Pages Lots of information about the fiddle music of Co. Donegal, Ireland. Among the goodies is an On-Line Fiddle Tutor with ABC's of increasing difficulty/complexity.
- Stacy Phillips Dobro & Fiddle Page "I play Dobro and violin and have written many books on various aspects of these instruments. If you surf through my page you'll find out something about them, my instructional videos, upcoming performances and even lesson samples on each instrument." Note the "lesson samples" -- there are LOADS of sample tune extracts from Stacy's books. Tunes include "Orange Blossom Special" and lots of Dobro tunes!
- Tin Pan Alley "The only site of it's kind on the Internet" -- I'll buy that. It's the only one I've seen, for sure. Specializes in Tin-Pan Alley tunes -- along with explanation of what "Tin Pan Alley" means. Has taken tunes from collections like the Lester S. Levy Collection and added chords (for banjo or ukelele, for instance) and lyric sheets, plus midi sound tracks and links back to the original sheet music. Really well done.
- Contemporary Compositions (in abc notation) Links to original composers who've put their compositions in "abc" format. Currently has two fiddle players who've posted their work (although I got 404's on the first one!)
- Fred Jordan Download free piano scores from an amateur composer! (PDF)
- Fiddle Lessons Michele's fiddle site. Really nice for beginners, intermediates, students, etc. A number of gif's of different styles of tunes, plus scales and exercises. Well done!
- Amhrán Gaelach "Welcome to Amhrán Gaelach, the first ever collection of Irish Language song texts on the Internet." Lyrics, plus ABC's of some of the tunes. The webmaster cautions that the ABC should be used as a "guide", since it's difficult to notate the "soul" in an Irish tune!
- Rod's Concert Hall Rod Anderson's original compositions, MIDI's, WAV's, and scores.
- Virtual Fiddle Camp Hey, I've been to fiddle camp -- virtual fiddle camp! It's easy to sign up, receive your "student pack", and jump right into the camp experience! Many short lessons describing fiddle terms and styles, even sheet music to practice with!
- Christian Choral Music Shareware A number of PDF's of assorted christian musical pieces ... not quite free, it's "shareware"!
- Celtic Air Nice site for tinwhistle and Uilleann Pipes; also has GIF and MP3's. Dares to ask the question "If a tinwhistle is made out of tin, then what's a Foghorn made of?"
- John Sherman's Celtic Guitar Page Celtic Guitar? "Celtic guitar, simply put, is that body of music arranged for guitar that includes the traditional musical repertoire of the Celtic regions of Europe (primarily Ireland and Scotland, but also including Wales, Brittany, the Isle of Man and Galicia) or that can claim to be influenced by it." Describes modal tuning, offers jpg's of sample tunes (hey, it's treble clef -- try it with your fiddle!)
- Free Sheet Music Offers graphics of standard notation of tunes (hymns when I checked) by their original composers.
- Codetta in C - Hosaphone You can "Download your very own copy of the sheet music which includes a Hosaphone(tm) part and piano accompaniment".
- The Giorgio Pacchioni's Home Page "This web page is dedicated to the early counterpoint and particularly to the FUGUE, my effort is orientated to rediscover the early techniques that have caused centuries of musical masterpieces". MANY pieces you can download!
- Michael Cooke's Classical page "Classical music is the high art style of music. It is my favorite to listen to and compose. " Cooke's site is a well built resource for classical music. He also offers a free copy of his own composition for piano, "A Love Letter: To a Lady From Chopin & Mozart". Plus he's a fellow Texan, so that's a big plus in my book!
- Northumbrian Traditional Music Fiddle, Guitar, and Song! Sheet music, tabs, and ABC's of "the unique traditional music of Northumbria, an area encompassing the modern counties of Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland."
- The Bongo Page Bongo drumming -- it's more complex than you might think. "Real bongos are capable of a great variety of sounds, based on where you strike the head, with which fingers, whether you muffle the head with the other hand, etc." The primary rhythm pattern, the Martillo, has five different sounds! You'll find tips, techniques, resources, and even some bongo "notation" and a WAV to help you learn the Martillo.
- Quick and Dirty Doumbek Doumbeck "notation"! Includes a reading guide, plus notation for 13 basic doumbeck rhythms (Beladi, Ayoub, Masmoodi, Chiftatelli, Kashlimah, Guwazi, Falahi, Soufi, Serto, and Zar)
- Kalani Music Much drumming! Learn new rhythms (with notation), reprints of articles discussing polyrhythms, djembe drumming (including notation), and much more!
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