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Musical Words Quiz: Weekly Challenge. Hathi Trust Digital Library. Hathi Trust Digital Library. HathiTrust Digital Library. Hathi Trust Digital Library. Hathi Trust Digital Library. Music Theory – Collections – Google+ Music Theory - Grades 1-5. David E. Farrell. Major scales at DuckDuckGo. Minor scales Topics at DuckDuckGo.

Ear Training

Online theory. Music Theory - Raccolte. The Ultimate List of Online Music Education Games. Having a background as a music teacher, I often get the asked what resources are available for homeschoolers to grow in their music studies.

The Ultimate List of Online Music Education Games

Understanding Basic Music Theory - Free online course. Understanding Basic Music Theory is a comprehensive insight into the fundamental notions of music theory: music notation, rules of harmony, ear training, etc.

Understanding Basic Music Theory - Free online course

It covers most of the topics needed to understand and develop your musical skills - with your favorite training tool EarMaster of course! This fantastic mine of information was written by Catherine Schmidt-Jones et al. and originally published on OpenStax CNX. Course Introduction. Glossary of musical terminology. This is a list of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, and program notes.

Glossary of musical terminology

Most of the terms are Italian (see also Italian musical terms used in English), in accordance with the Italian origins of many European musical conventions. Sometimes, the special musical meanings of these phrases differ from the original or current Italian meanings. Most of the other terms are taken from French and German, indicated by "Fr. " and "Ger. ", respectively. Unless specified, the terms are Italian or English. A[edit]

Score Reading

LilyPond Tutorial 1 - Introduction & First Score. MuseScore. Music Theory - Understanding Intervals: Part 2. Music Theory: Note Names, Rests & Dotted Notes. Music Theory: Note Names, Rests & Dotted Notes. Rhythm. Harmony practice 3. Simple entry positioning:set the current voice - bass, tenor, alto, soprano, then select a note, or rest, and click a position in the score.

Harmony practice 3

Should the entry result incorrect, keep the mouse button down, or click the entry again, and drag it to the desired location. Alternatively, select the repitch tool (an orange coloured arrow in the Accessory tools palette) and perform dragging. Simple entry erasing: set the current voice - bass, tenor, alto, soprano, then right click an entry, select Delete item from the fast menu.

Alternatively, use the eraser tool (from the Accessory tools palette). Selection: partial and whole measure selection is allowed. 'Basic Theory' in Music. Sound Properties (Amplitude, Period, Frequency, Wavelength) Chesnokov Op. 40-5 "Do not cast me off" (Concerto for bass profondo and choir) Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People. By Toby W.

Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People

Rush This page includes links to each of the individual Music Theory pages I've created in PDF form. This is a work in progress; I am writing new ones regularly and fixing errors and omissions on existing ones as I find them. If you find them useful for your theory studies, you are welcome to use them, and if you find errors or have suggestions, I invite you to contact me. Enjoy! These pages are available for free under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. This collection is a work in progress, but if you would prefer, you can download all the current pages as a single PDF. LilyPond – Music notation for everyone: LilyPond... music notation for everyone.

Free and Open Music Notation Editor. Online Music Notation Software. Free music composition and notation software.

Music Theory Terms

6 Open Source Software Projects of (Musical) Notation. As it's been pointed out before, there seems to be a sizable overlap between open source hardware and software enthusiasts and amateur musicians.

6 Open Source Software Projects of (Musical) Notation

And while some of you are making music through the tried-and-true "let's see what that button does" method, there are a few of you who might be interested in composing music the old-fashioned way -- digitally producing paper-based music sheets. Whether you're writing music for the guitar, learning how to improvise jazz solos, or writing entire music scores, chances are that one of the pieces of open source software listed below can make the process a little easier.

Generalized Music Notation Software If you're interested in arranging, composing, or transcribing music, these might be good resources to keep handy. Denemo: Denemo is a music notation program that lets you input music using the number pad on your keyboard and then edit it using your mouse. Glossary of Musical Terms. Sight-reading. Caravaggio's Rest on the Flight into Egypt (1594–96) Terminology[edit] Sight-reading[edit] Authors in music literature commonly use the term "sight-reading" generically for "the ability to read and produce both instrumental and vocal music at first sight ... the conversion of musical information from sight to sound" (Udtaisuk 2005).


Udtaisuk and some other authors prefer the use of the more specific terms "sight-playing" and "sight-singing" where applicable. Score-Reading. 'Score Reading' in Music. SOUND PATTERNS Table of Contents. Chord (music) Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition "Promenade", is a piece showing an explicit chord progression.

Chord (music)

(Nattiez 1990, p. 218) Play In the medieval era, early Christian hymns featured organum (which used the simultaneous perfect intervals of a fourth, a fifth, and an octave[13]), with chord progressions and harmony an incidental result of the emphasis on melodic lines during the medieval and then Renaissance (15-17th centuries).[7][14] The Romantic period, the 19th century, featured increased chromaticism.[7] Composers began to use secondary dominants in the Baroque, and they became common in the Romantic period.[19] Many contemporary popular Western genres continue to rely on simple diatonic harmony, though far from universally:[20] notable exceptions include the music of film scores, which often use chromatic, atonal or post-tonal harmony, and modern jazz (especially circa 1960), in which chords may include up to seven notes (and occasionally more).[21] Macro analysis for triads on C. Polychord. Bitonal polychord: F major on top of C major.[1] Play The use of polychords may suggest bitonality or polytonality.


Harmonic parallelism may suggest bichords. Quartal and quintal harmony. Four note quartal chord Play .

Quartal and quintal harmony

Analysis[edit] Definition[edit] Analytical difficulties[edit] One possible interpretation of a quartal chord: fourth suspension, resolving to dominant seventh and tonic 6/4 chord Play Traditional resolution of suspensions to a major triad and to a minor triad Play History[edit] Precursors[edit] At the beginning of the 20th century, fourth-based chords finally became an important element of harmony. List of musical scales and modes. Scale (music) Pattern of intervals in the C-major scale Play A measure of the width of each scale step provides a method to classify scales. For instance, in a chromatic scale each scale step represents a semitone interval, while a major scale is defined by the interval pattern T–T–S–T–T–T–S, where T stands for whole tone (an interval spanning two semitones), and S stands for semitone.

Based on their interval patterns, scales are divided into categories including diatonic, chromatic, major, minor, and others. Scales are typically listed from low to high. The notes of a scale are numbered by their steps from the root of the scale. A single scale can be manifested at many different pitch levels. ReadingMusic. Download an educational game for music education. Virtual Piano : The original app. Tom Pankhurst's Guide to Schenkerian Analysis - Home Page. Music Theory Introduction. Music 101: Intro to Music Course. Understanding Basic Music Theory: Course Introduction. Introduction to Music Theory. Online Music Theory Flash Cards. Teoría - Music Theory Web. OnMusic Dictionary.

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