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ALTERNATIVE

Amazing Sounds
Altsounds

BASICS OF MUSIC

MusicNovatory
Instrument Transpositions
Music Theory & History Online
Musical Instrument Ranges & Names
Music Dictionary Online
Music Fundamentals
Animated Music Theory Lessons
Online Ear Training Lessons
Music Notation Reference Guide
Basic Music Theory
Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
Free Printable Staff Paper
Introduction to Reading Music
Basic Theory

BLUEGRASS/OLD TIME

International Bluegrass Music Association
Great Plains Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
Old-Time (Oldtimey) Music: What is it?
Banjo Tablatures and Bluegrass Information
Bluegrass Country

BLUES

Blues Music Now!

CENSORSHIP AND MUSIC

Buzzle Music Censorship Links
Freemuse
Senate Hearings on Record Labeling
Music Censorship in Australia

CHARTS

Alaska Jim’s Music Charts
Top Hits Online
Charts All Over the World
World Music Charts Europe

CLASSICAL MUSIC

General Links

Classical Net
Naxos Classical
The Classical Music Navigator
Classical Music Directory
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library

Music History

Baroque Music Page

Composers and Performers

COMPETITIONS

World Federation of International Music Competitions
Music Competitions, contests

COUNTRY WESTERN

Country Stars
Country Western Song Machine
About Country Music
The Soflin Sisters

EARLY MUSIC

Prehistoric and Ancient Music (many cultures) See also: World Music or Instruments

Facing Ancient Music
Ancient Greek Music (http://www.in2greece.com/english/music/ancient.htm not active)
Ancient Egyptian Music
Music in Ancient Times
The Kithara in Ancient Greece
Ancient Musical Instruments of India

Medieval and Renaissance Music (mostly European culture)

The Reconstruction of Azerbaijan’s Medieval Instruments
Acadia Early Music Archive
Early Music FAQ
Arto Wikla’s Early Music
The Cantigas de Santa Maria
Early Instrument Resources
The Serpent Website
SCA Medieval and Renaissance Music Homepage
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments
Early Music Online

ELECTRONIC/COMPUTER (see also: Experimental)

General Information and Links

OHM – The Early Gurus of Electronic Music
120 Years Of Electronic Music
Computer Music Consulting
The Acoustical Society of America
Copyright Primer on Computer Music Files
The History of Electronic Music
Synth Zone
Soundart: Circuit Bending

Sound Synthesis

Sound Synthesis
Sound Synthesis – Handbook for Acoustic Ecology
Sound Synthesis Tutorial

Music Software

JSyn Software
Cubase Links
SynthEdit Links
Virtual Synth Page
MuseScore

Music Hardware

Vintage Synth Explorer
Analogue Synths
Synthmuseum

MIDI/MP3/Music Downloads/Loops

MIDI Database
MIDI Manufacturers Association
SoundClick

Music Notation Programs

Music Notation Links
Sibelius Software Resources
PLUM – Programming Languages Used for Music

Sound Files/Samples/Loops/Plugins

Drum Track Zone
Looper’s Delight
Free WAV Samples
Free Sounds and Music
Free Sound Effects
Partners in Rhyme

Online Electronic Music Magazines

Computer Music
Future Music
Music Tech Magazine
Electronic Musician Online
Keyboard Magazine
Mix Magazine

ETHNOMUSICOLOGY

Sibelius Academy: Ethnomusicology, Folk Music and World Music
International Council for Traditional Music
Ethnomusicology in SIL

EXPERIMENTAL (see also: Electronic/Computer)

Miniorgans
Odd Sounds
Intuitive Music
Experimental Music
Disquiet – Ambient/ Electronica
Epsilon – Collection of Ambient Music Resources
Sleepbot.com
Ambience for the Masses
European Free Improvisation Pages
The Livingroom.org – forum for experimental music
Oddmusic
Theremin Vox
The Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia
JEMS: The Journal of Experimental Music Studies
Buzz Kimball: Nonoctave.com

FILM, TV, and RADIO
(See also: Musicals)

The Film Music Society
Hindi Film Music
Name the Tune in That Show
Film Music Society Resources and Links
Film Music Magazine
Film Score Monthly
Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Television Tunes

FOLK MUSIC
(See also: World Music)

Folkmusic.org
Northern California
Folk Music from the Thirties

Folk Music of Britain, Ireland & America
FolkLib Index
Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
The 111 Greatest (Anglo-American) Folk Music Artists
Traditional Music Library

GRANTS FOR MUSICIANS

National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts

HOLIDAY MUSIC

Thanksgiving Midi Files

INSTRUMENTS

Individual Instrument Links

You can use this alphabetized list to access information about individual musical instruments. There may be additional information about the instrument in other sections of this links page. You might also try under Early Music, Electronic/Computer, Multi-topic, Sheet Music, and, in particular, World Music if you know in what part of the world the instrument is played. You might find information in this Instruments section in the General Links, Physics of Musical Instruments, Instrument Building and Experimental Instruments, and Miscellaneous Links.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Accordion/Concertina
Accumulated Accordion Annotations
Accordion Links Homepage
Accordions Worldwide
Alphorn
The Alphorn in Folklore
Archlute
Chitarrone, theorbo and Archlute
Autoharp
The Autoharp Page
The Internet Autoharp Page
Amplifying your Autoharp

B

Bagpipe (see also: Gaida, Uillean Pipes)
Bagpipes of the World
Seth Gallagher Workshop: Irish Uilleann Bagpipes
Swedish Bagpipes
Care and Maintenance of Bagpipes
Balaphone
What is a balaphone?
Mande Jeli Balafon tuning
Banjo
5-String Banjo
Banjo Hangout
ezFolk Clawhammer Banjo
Beginners Banjo Lessons
Jim Bottorff’s Banjo Page
The Classic Banjo Resource
Baritone/Euphonium
Baritone or Euphonium?
Bass (see: Double Bass or Electric Bass)
Bassoon
Fingering Charts
Bassoon Family Fingering Companion
Bassoon Fingering Chart
Bassoon.org
Berimbau (see: Musical Bow)
Bodhran
The Bodhran Page
Bouzouki
A Crash Course on Lutes – Bouzouki

C

Carillon
About Carillons
Cello
The Joy Of Cello Playing
Internet Cello Society
Charango
Charango Organization
The Charango
Clarinet
Fingering Charts
The International Clarinet Association
The Clarinet Pages
History of the Clarinet
Concertina (see: Accordion/Concertina)
Cornet (see: Trumpet/Cornet)

D
Djembe
Djembefola
Doumbek
A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Doumbek
Middle Eastern Rhythms
Drums and Percussion (see also: names of individual percussion instruments)
Drum – Background, History, Raw Materials, Manufacturing
Listen to and learn about drums of the world
A Drum Lessons Database
African Polyrhythms
Middle Eastern Percussion Resources
The Percussion Book
David Kuckhermann – World Percussion
Drum Score Archive
Rudimental Drumming
Bongo Mania
The Hip Rhythm Digest
Drum Dojo (site http://www.drumdojo.com appears to be temporarily offline)
Algorhythm
World Beats
Dulcimer
Appalachian Dulcimer

E

Electric Bass
Online Bass Lessons
The Bass Player Garage
CyberfretBass – free online electric bass lessons
Bassmasta Tabs
English Horn (see: Oboe/English Horn)
Euphonium (see: Baritone/Euphonium)

F

Fiddle
Fiddling Around the World (various folk fiddle styles and instruments)
Flute/Piccolo
Fingering Charts
A Guide to the Irish Flute
History of the Flute
Flute History
Flute History.com
Mark Shepard’s Flute Page
The Virtual Flute
Frame Drum
Frame Drums and Tambourines
Framedrums: bendir, deff and tar (site: http://www.belly-dance.org/bendir.html appears to be inactive)
French Horn
The French Horn
History of the French Horn

G

Glass Armonica (Glass Harmonica)
The Music and Magic of the Glass Armonica
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” on the Glass Armonica

Guitar (Electric and Acoustic)
The Classical Guitar Home Page
The Flamenco Guitar Home Page
Online Guitar Instruction
Classical Guitar Illustrated History
Basic Guitar Chords

H

Hammer Dulcimer
The Hammered Dulcimer
Harmonica
National Harmonica League
Harmonica, Blues Harp Links
Harp On! Chromatic Harmonica Reference
Harp (Folk and Pedal)
Harp Spectrum
Harp Guitars
Harp Guitars
7-String, 8-String, 9-String, & 10-String Guitars
Harpsichord
British Harpsichord Society
Hurdy Gurdy
Olympic Musical Instruments
The Hurdy Gurdy Explained

I

Irish Banjo (see: Banjo)
Irish Bouzouki (see: Bouzouki)
Irish Harp (see: Harp Folk and Pedal)

J

Jew’s harp
The Jew’s Harp Column

K

Kalimba (see: Thumb Piano)/strong>
Kantele
About the Kantele
Kavals
The Kaval
Kazoo
The Kazoo – Its “physics”, history and importance for modern music
Kemenche (Kemence)
Kemence
Khene (Khaen)
The Laotian Khaen

L

Lute
The Lute Society

M

Mandolin
Mandolin Cafe
Building a Mandolin
How to Tell Mandolins, Citterns, Mandolas, Bouzoukis etc. Apart
Mbira (see: Thumb piano)
Mechanical Instruments
About Automatic Music Instruments Generally
Musical Bow
Berimbau Page
Berimbau
Musical Saw
Musical Saw

N

Ney (Nay or Nai)
Ney, Nai (site: http://www.belly-dance.org/ney.html appears to be inactive)
Middle East Musical Instruments – Nay (Ney)
Nyckelharpa
American Nyckelharpa Association

O

Oboe/English Horn
Fingering Charts
Ocarina
The History of Ocarina di Budrio (in Italian)
Free sheet music for Ocarina
Organ
American Theatre Organ Society
Oud
Oud – Nikos Dimitriadis
Al ‘Ud – The Oud

P

Panpipes
History of the Panflute
Panpipes – Building and Playing
Penny Whistle (see: Tin Whistle)
Percussion (see: Drums and Percussion)
Piano
Chord House, Piano Room: Chords and Scales
History of the Piano
The Player Piano Page
Piccolo (see: Flute/Piccolo)
Pipe and Tabor
Pipe and Tabor

Q

Quena
Quena at Pan-Flute
I Love Quena

R

Rebec
The Rebec Project
Recorder
Fingering the Recorder
Recorder Trills, Turned Trills, and Turns
Recorder Home Page

S

Sackbut (see: Trombone)
Santur
Santur
Sanza (see: Thumb piano)
Sarrusophone
Sarrusophone Fingering Charts
Sarrusophone
Saxophone
Fingering Charts
Saxophone Fingering Charts
Saxophone Resources on the Internet
The International Saxophone Home Page
History of the Saxophone
Sax on the Web
Shakuhachi
Shakuhachi Fingering Chart
Shakuhachi Flute Fingering Chart
Sho (see also: Sheng, Khene, Khaen)
The Japanese Sho
Sousaphone (see: Tuba/Sousaphone)
Steel Drums
Toucans Audio Clips
About the Steel Drum

T

Tanbur
Analysis and Physical Modeling of Tanbur
Theremin
Theremin Vox
Thumb Piano
N. Scott Robinson: Mbira article
Tin Whistle
Tin Whistle and Fife Fingering Charts
Mick’s Virtual Whistle
Tonbak
Peyman and his tonbak
Trombone
Trombone Page of the World
Online Trombone Journal
Trumpet/Cornet
Trumpet Guild

U

Uilleann Pipes
The Uilleann Pipes (page at http://www.taramusic.com/features/uilleann.htm no longer active)
Irish Uilleann Pipes Fingering Chart
Uilleann Penny-Chanters
Na Poibairi Uilleann
Uilleann Obsession
Ukelin
The Ukelin and Related Instruments
Ukulele
Ukulele Lesson

V

Viola da Gamba (Viol)
Viola da Gamba Society
Viola da Gamba
The Gamba
Violin
The Violin Society of America
General Information on Obtaining Authentication and Appraisal of Violins

W

Whistling
Whistling Lessons 101 by Whistling Tom

X

Xalam
Xalam

Y

Yangchin (Yangqin)

Z

Zils (see: Cymbal)
Zither
What is a zither?
Fretless Zithers

General Musical Instrument Links

World Music Instrument Gallery
Contrabass Mania
Classical Free Reed Instruments
Musical Instruments Gallery – Oddmusic
A Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

Physics of Musical Instruments

Physics of Musical Instruments
Physics of Musical Instruments – A Brief History
Music Acoustics UNSW

Instrument Building and Experimental Instruments

Building a Guitar
My Homemade (and other) Odd Instruments
Build a Banjo
Building a Hurdy-Gurdy
Making a Clay Didjeridu
Experimental Musical Instruments (windworld.com – site no longer active)
Building a Mandolin
World and Experimental Musical Instrument Links
How to make your own water drum
Basic Xylophone Building
The Rebec Project – Making the Rebec
My homebrew pipe organ
Lutherie Info for Builders of Stringed Musical Instruments
Music Instrument Builders Resources (http://www.tinwhistles.us/experiem.htm – site no longer active)
Getting Started in Instrument Building
Recreating the Jorvik Viking Panpipes
Making Pan flutes
Here’s How to Make a Musical Bamboo Flute
The Musical Instrument Makers Forum
Building Mandolin No. 001
How to Make a Bodhran
Early Instrument Resources
Iner Souster and the Experimental Instruments He Lives With

Miscellaneous Links

The American Musical Instrument Society
Instrument Jokes

JAZZ
Chord Progression Lessons
Outside Shore Music – A Jazz Improvisation Primer

JOBS FOR MUSICIANS

Music Industry Jobs & Careers in Music

LYRICS

Lyrics Planet
Lyrics Freak
A – Z Lyrics Universe
Country Western Song Machine
Black Cat Rockin’ Lyrix Index (site http://www.rockabilly.nl/lyrics/lyrics.htm appears to be inactive as of May 2020)
Disney Song Lyrics

MULTI-TOPIC

General Links
This Day in Music History
Metropolis’ Online Pitch Pipe
The Music of Sound
Music and Sound Waves
Gaylord Music Library Necrology
All Music Guide
Festival Finder (site: http://www.festivalfinder.com no longer active)
Music Selection Resources on the WWW
The Music Beat – The Internet Music Guide
The Free Dictionary – Music
Music Theory for Songwriters
A Short History of Metronomes
Musical Instruments for Traditional Storytelling
Music and politics
The names of instruments and voices in foreign languages

University and Academy Library Links
Library of Congress – Performing Arts Reading Room

Genres/Artists/Groups
All Music Guide
MTV Online

Reviews
La Folia Online Music Reviews

MUSIC AND HEALTH

Health Issues of Performers
The Affliction of the Musician
Pianist Pain-Prevention Tips
Musician’s Health
H.E.A.R.
Warmer Hands Naturally
Proper Sitting Position when Playing the Cello
Vocal Health Links
Singers Health

Music Therapy
American Music Therapy Association
My BIG Book of Music Therapy Songs
Music as Therapy: How Music Can Make You Healthier

Meditation Music
Online New Age Radio Station: Meditation Music

MUSIC EDUCATION

Music Teacher Resources: Online Music Lesson Plans
Karin’s ESL Partyland: Teaching With Music
Music Teachers National Association
National Association for Music Education (MENC)
Music Education at Datadragon

MUSICALS

Musicals 101
Musicals.Net
Reel Classics – Musicals
Original Rock Musicals
Musical Cast Album Database

NEW AGE

Music For A New Age

ONLINE RADIO

Oddio Overplay
Radio Tower
Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast
Xfm – London’s New Music Radio Station
WCPE Classical Music, 24 Hours a Day
SHOUTcast
NPR
BBC Radio
Radio-Locator
Broadcast-Live
KJIC Gospel Radio

OPERA

Opera Stuff
List of Opera Companies on the Web
Opera Glass

PATRIOTIC MUSIC

Directory of Patriotic Web Sites: Patriotic Music
The Fifties Web – Patriotic Songs
National Anthem Information
Music and Politics

POP/EASY LISTENING

Center for Popular Music
J D Hay’s Crooners Collection

PUBLISHING/COPYRIGHT

Composition/Publishing
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
National Association of Composers, USA

Copyright Information
A Plain Guide to Copyright
Public Domain Music
Music Copyright Law Directory
Music and Copyright Law
United States Copyright Office
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained
Copyright Primer on Computer Music Files

PUNK

Punk Music – A Brief History and Beyond
The Punk Page

RAP/HIP HOP
African HipHop
About Rap/Hip-Hop
Old School Hip Hop
History of Rap

RECORDED MUSIC

Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (now inactive at http://www.charm.rhul.ac.uk)
Canadian Antique Phonograph Society
Antique Phonograph Music Program
Early Recorded Sounds and Wax Cylinders
Dismuke’s Acoustical Recordings 1900 – 1925
Sound Recording
Tinfoil – Dedicated to the preservation of early recorded sounds
Internet Museum of Flexi/Cardboard/Oddity Record Links
Hollywood and Vine: Capitol Records

ROCK

Rock-and-Roll Page
Heavy Metal Music
The History of Heavy Metal
Rock N Roll Reference Discography
Reason to Rock: Rock Music as Art Form
The History of Rock Music
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The History of Rock and Roll
Nebraska Music Hall of Fame
1960s British Rock
Mining Company – Classic Rock
Prog Archives

R&B/SOUL

Rhythm and Blues Foundation (http://www.rhythmnblues.org/ – not currently active)
About R & B Music
Rhythm and Blues Wikipedia
Doo Wop on the Soul-Patrol
Soul Music in Wikipedia

SACRED MUSIC
Sacred Music History (Christian)
Chant Links
Gospel
Gospel Music Archive – Tabs and Chords for Guitar
Negro Spirituals and Antique Gospel Music
Other Traditions
Fasola Home Page
Sacred Harp Singing

SALSA

Salsa Music Guide
Salsa & Merengue Society – Salsa: The Music
Just Salsa Magazine
Salsa Music
History of Salsa

SHEET MUSIC

Free printable sheet music for “Beautiful Nebraska”
Music of Old Nebraska free sheet music archive
Pipe and Tabor Sheet Music
American Sheet Music, 1870 – 1885
African-American Sheet Music, 1850 – 1920
The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music
Historic American Sheet Music
Mutopia
Breizh Partitions: Free Celtic Music Scores
Drum Score Archive
Choral Public Domain Library
IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
American Choral Music
Just Sheet Music

SOUND EFFECTS
FindSounds – Search the Web for Sounds
Absolute Sound Effects Archive
TheFreeSite
The Recordist
Flashkit SoundFX

SPORTS/DANCE MUSIC

Multiple topic
Sport music: Music as ergogenic aid

Cheerleading Music
Cheerleading and Dance Music Mixes

Ballet and Modern Dance
The Ballet
CyberDance

Ballroom Dance
Ballroom Dance Steps
An American Ballroom Companion

Belly Dancing
Oriental Belly Dance
The Art of Middle Eastern Dance

Breakdancing
History of Breakdance

Court and Historic Dances
Court Dances
Basse Dance
Orchesography (digitized translation)
Blakeney Manor Dance and Music
Renaissance Dance

Disco
Seventies Dance Music
The Disco History Page
DanceNetRadio

Folk Dancing
Folk Dance History
Online Folk Festival
Webfeet: Dancing on the Web

Hula
Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives
Hula From A Native Perspective
Hula Preservation Society

Line Dancing
Country and Western Dancing

Merengue
Merengue History of Dance
A History of Merengue

Multiple Dance Types
Dance Steps
D.J. Rhythms Dance Music Database
Dance Instruction Manuals
A comprehensive guide to dance websites from around the world

Polka
Polka Steps
Polka History
Polka: Wisconsin’s State Dance

Swing Dances
Jitterbug/Swing Dancing

Tango
Guides to Tango Music for Social Dancing

Tap
Tap Dance Homepage
Tap Dance – Basic Steps and Moves
Tap Dance History

SWING/BIG BAND

SwingMusic.net
Swingin’ Down the Lane
Craig’s Big Bands and Big Names

TECHNO

Techno Music and Raves FAQ
Shoutcast

VIDEO GAME MUSIC

Videogame Music Archive
A History of Video Game Music
Video Game Music Albums
Overclocked Remix
A Game Music Index
Kohina
Ifurita’s Anime Jukebox
Megadriver Official Homepage
How video game music is created
Loops and Bloops: Music of the Commodore 64 Games
Video Game Jam – Guitar and Bass Tablature for Video Game Music
Video Game MIDI Music

WEDDING MUSIC

Wedding Music Central

WOMEN’S MUSIC

Diana Ambache on Women Composers
Women Composers Database
IAWM
Women’s Music
What Women’s Music Does, or Doesn’t Mean
Suffrage Singalong!

WORLD MUSIC

General Links
Inside World Music
Global Jukebox
World Music Central
World Music Instrument Gallery
Global Rhythm
National Public Radio Music: World
World Music Network

Regional Links

Africa: An Overview (For North Africa see: Middle East)
The African Music Encyclopedia
Afropop Worldwide
African Music and Drumming Resources on the Web
African Music Hub
African Music South of the Sahara
The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa
Southern African Music Bibliographies

Asia: An Overview (For Central Asia see: Middle East)
Asian and Asian-American Music
Southeast Asian Traditional Music

Europe: An Overview
Regions:
Northern Europe

Kantele

Eastern Europe
The Balkans

Balkanarama

Latin America: An Overview
Zona Latina
Andean Music Links
Music from the Andes
Cultures of the Andes – Quechua Songs
Caribbean Art and Music
Reggae Music

Middle East

Maqam Music
Maqam World
Turath Traditional Arab Music
Al Mashriq – Middle East Music
The Sahara: Music
Arab Music Websites
Music in Uzbekistan & Tajikistan

North America: see United States and Canada under Individual Country Links

Transnational Ethnic Groups

Assyrians
Songs of Assyria

MUSIC LINKS FOR KIDS

A Note to Parents: These links have been checked very carefully to be sure they are suitable for children. Polley Music Library cannot, however, guarantee that they will stay that way or that you will find them useful or appropriate for your own children. The safest solution always regarding the Internet is to personally supervise your children when they are online. We hope you can find enjoyable sites here! Please contact us with comments, ideas, and suggestions for other links you like.

Music Education at Datadragon
Children’s Music Games by Morton Subotnick: Creating Music
Arts Alive: Music
Children’s Music Web
Classics for Kids
Learn About Instruments
Mama Lisa’s World: Children’s Songs and Nursery Rhymes
Music Genre Sampler