- Art Song Central : Art Song Central is principally an archive and directory of free, printable sheet music for singers and voice teachers. An emphasis is placed on standard classical and traditional repertoire.
Thousands of songs are referenced in the Sources directory, all of which are either instantly downloadable as part of a collection or in process of being added to the site. One can either browse the sources, or search the site for a specific song.
More than 250 songs have individual posts which provide additional information about each song, including the range and text of each song and resources like MP3 and MIDI files, when known. You can browse these in the Song Index. (These songs will also show up in site searches.) See Songs and Sources for other ways to browse these posts, including by language or general range.
IPA transcriptions are now available for every German, French, Italian and Latin song in the index. While most of the song posts have not yet been updated to reflect this, the transcriptions can be downloaded from the post announcing the availability of IPA files for the entire collection.
New material is continually being added, and new song posts created. You can show your support for these endeavors by making a donation or purchasing music through one of the affiliate links. You can also become a registered user, which allows you to leave comments at the end of posts, helping to make this an even more valuable site with your input on individual songs and sources.
Finally, please note that many of the free resources offered by Art Song Central are produced from material that is in the Public Domain in the United States, but which may still be in copyright in other countries. Copyright laws vary throughout the world, so please abide by local laws when using this material.
- Brittany Carpenter Photography : I have been in business for over six years. I am an “on location” photographer in beautiful Central Virginia. I specialize in individual and family portraits, including maternity and high school senior portraits. I also photograph weddings and special events, such as reunions and parties.
- Charlottesville Music Teachers Association : The Charlottesville Music Teachers Association, now in its twenty-ninth year, is committed to the support and development of professional music teachers through monthly programs and workshops. In order to stimulate the regular and serious study of music among young people, the CMTA sponsors performance events for students of its members. Contact CMTA at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association also has a referral service to help place students in the local community with suitable teachers - email@example.com
The Charlottesville Music Teachers Association is affliated with the Music Teachers National Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association, among whose aims are the elevation of the standards of music teaching and the protection of its members in professional matters.
- David Weiss Piano Services : Very helpful and educational website for those who are interested in the purchase and care of an acoustic piano.
- Dolmetsch Online Chart of Musical Symbols : A detailed chart of musical symbols that would be found on a musical score.
- Gary's Pianos : I purchased my Kawai from here. I highly recommend them!
- Good Ear : The Online, Free Ear Training on the Net
- Goodwin's High End - Glossary of Tempo Markings : Abridged glossary of tempo markings.
- International Music Score Library Project : Sharing the world’s public domain music.
- Interval Song Examples Chart : We have made this page to help you find songs that you can use to identify intervals.
A common way to recognize intervals is to associate it with reference songs that you know well. For example, the song Amazing grace begins with a perfect fourth. So when you hear an interval that sounds like the beginning of Amazing grace, you can easily identify it as a perfect fourth.
How to use the EarMaster Interval Song Examples Chart
Select one song for each interval, and press the "Create interval examples chart" button at the bottom of the page to generate a printer-friendly page with your own interval song reference chart.
Each song includes a link to a video example hosted on YouTube, with the sole purpose of providing a musical exerpt to illustrate each interval.
- Italian, French and German Musical Terms : The majority of musical terms are in Italian, but there are also many in both German and French.
The pages in this part of the Music Theory Resources website list many of the common musical terms, together with their abbreviations, english meaning and a few suggestions on usage. Pronunciation is always a difficulty, and we have included some audio files to assist in this area. Some musical terms have a small speaker icon next to them. Just click on this and you will hear the word. At the moment, this only works with Internet Explorer.
- J. W. Pepper : A super resource for ordering music and methods.
- Jubilee Chiropractic : Through specific, neurologically based Chiropractic Care
so you can not only feel better, but function better as well!
- Making Music Fun : Creative Resources for Elementary Music Education--Making Music Fun!
- MTNA Websites for Kids : Today's music teachers are faced with new challenges: Students live in a fast-paced "wow-me" world; they are not necessarily motivated by intrinsic values, but rather seek to be entertained by something or someone. Oftentimes, computers fulfill this role, playing a large part in the lives of students. Computers can entertain, can provide a vehicle for learning and are filled with all the bells and whistles technology has to offer. In no way will computers ever replace music teachers, but teachers can supplement lessons to include websites designed to help students gain skills while using the computer and the wonders of technology. It would virtually be impossible to offer a comprehensive list of music websites; however, MTNA offers this overview of selected websites that teachers might find helpful for augmenting lesson materials-particularly to enhance those six practice days between lessons!
While the myriad links and searches produce hundreds and hundreds of results, the following sites represent a researched sampling of the musical, youth-oriented websites on the Internet today. Many sites offer areas for teachers and parents. In addition, we have listed some good search sites. We encourage all teachers to search and seek out websites. Please share your results with us so we may continue to update this list.
- Music and Arts : Local supplier of music supplies and music publications for the Charlottesville community.
- Music Dictionary Online : This is a collection of 6955 musical words, terms and definitions used for music theory, composition, instruments and more; a dictionary compiled by Artopium.com as a resource for all musicians everywhere. Artopium is a website dedicated to helping musicians from around the world.
- Music Tech Teacher, Music Quizzes, Games : 130+ Elementary and Middle School level quizzes, puzzles and games about music notes, rhythms, instruments, composers, and more.
- Music Training Games : Games inject an element of variety and fun into your practice routine and help boost your motivation. Basic musicianship skills are often best developed by working away from your instrument initially, in short bursts of concentrated practice. The games on this site are perfect for developing these skills, and are designed to provide a total workout of your musical ear and mind with as little as 10-15 minutes per day of regular playing.
Each game in the Theta Music Trainer is meant to train you in a specific area of musicianship. None of the games require that you read music or have prior training in music theory, but you will need to understand musical notation and also be ready to learn the fundamentals of music theory. All of the games start at the beginner level and progress gradually to more difficult levels.
- Musical Key Characteristics : The association of musical keys with specific emotional or qualitative characteristic was fairly common prior to the 20th century. It was part of the shared cultural experience of those who made, performed and listened to music. When Mozart or Beethoven or Schubert wrote a piece in a Ab major, for example, they were well aware of this was the 'key of the grave' and knew that many in their audiences were as well. We lose a part of the meaning of their music if we are ignorant of their affective choices. Although these characteristics were, of course, subjective, it was possible to conceive of each key as unique because each key actually sounded distinct within unequal temperaments. When equal temperament became the dominant tuning after 1917, the aural quality of every key became the same, and therefore these affective characteristics are mostly lost to us. One of the most influential descriptions of characteristics shared in German-speaking cultures in the late 18th and early 19th century was from from Christian Schubart's Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst (1806).
- Musicards-Online Music Theory Flash Cards : Welcome to Musicards, an ever-growing collection of highly-customizable online music theory flash cards. These music flashcards can be used by beginning music students who are becoming acquainted with key music rudiments, all the way up to intermediate and advanced students who wish to fill in gaps here and there or increase fluency with existing knowledge.
- Nancy and Randall Faber's Piano Adventures Series : The Piano Series of Choice for DaySong Studio™
- OnMusic Dictionary : An online in-depth music dictionary. It is the successor of the former Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary.
- Philip Day Communications : This new communications business offers many services--everything from blogging to copywriting to voiceovers!
- Piano Technician's Guild : The Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), the organization of the Registered Piano Technician, is the world's premier source of expertise in piano service and technology.
- Ricci Adams' Music Theory
- Speed Note Reading Tutor-Vic Firth : If you’ve ever wanted to get faster at reading keyboard music (and who doesn’t?), then the “Speed Note Reading Tutor” is for you! Designed to reinforce note-naming and ‘key finding’ skills, this computer game is a fun way for beginning–intermediate students to get repetitive practice, while trying to ‘beat the clock’ and score as many points as possible.
Within each level, there are 100 notes to name – starting with simple “lines and spaces only” in Level One, eventually progressing to exercises which incorporate key signature changes and accidentals in Level Ten. Each level of play has 3 possible skill levels. The “Rookie” level allows a virtually unlimited amount of time to finish, “Pro” and “All-Star” levels require quicker responses – increasing the speed that you’re able recognize notes on the staff and find the keys on the keyboard.
- The Diction Domain : Welcome to the Diction Domain! Whether you teach voice diction, sing in foreign languages, or just love language-related resources, you're in the right place.
The Domain includes books, websites, recordings, software, fonts and other materials and tools that are of use to singers learning to perform in various languages. The emphasis is on materials and resources of benefit to singers and teachers of vocal diction. A few representative (but in no way exhaustive) resources from related fields of spoken diction and linguistics are also included, in the hope they may provide further leads for vocal diction research. None of the lists in the Diction Domain should be considered to be all-inclusive or exhaustive--our goal is to provide a broad-based starting point for further study and investigation.
- The Gordon Institute for Music Learning : Through extensive research, Professor Gordon has made major contributions in the study of music aptitudes, audiation, music learning theory, tonal and rhythm patterns, and music development in infants and very young children.
- The Ivory Times Blog Piano Adventures Playlists : First Edition Piano Adventures Playlists on YouTube
- The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive : Welcome! The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive is an ever-expanding collection of texts used in 125,198 Lieder and other classical art songs (Kunstlieder, mélodies, canzoni, романсы, canciones, liederen, canções, sånger, laulua, písně, piosenki, etc.) as well as in many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces.
The archive currently indexes 76,377 texts with 17,247 translations to English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and others. The website has almost daily updates.
- The Mutopia Project : The Mutopia Project offers sheet music editions of classical music for free download. These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others.
- The Rhythm Trainer : The Rhythm Trainer is a free, Flash-based program for learning and practicing rhythm. There are two types of exercises: A Mode, where you click in the rhythm you hear, or B Mode, where you see a rhythm and choose the sound that matches.
- The Voice Teacher : David L. Jones website--an excellent vocal resource!
- The VoiceCare Network
- Wednesday Music Club : The Wednesday Music Club is made up of over one hundred and fifty men and women from the Charlottesville, Virginia area. We are listeners, performers, and music advocates who share a love of music and a desire to support and encourage young musicians in central Virginia.