Educational Resources

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DK: Help Your Kids with Music
Great starter book for novices on everything from notation, pitch, rhythm, intervals, melody, harmony to form, styles, voicing, more. Easy to use solo or with a teacher.

Music for Sight Singing
Robert Ottman's well known introduction to sight singing and conducting. Older editions are just as good and far less expensive. 9th edition
here on pdf.

Rhythmic Training
Starer's book offers practice with more complex meters, divisions, polyrhythms for students with basic knowledge of rhythm and notation. Pdf

Modus Novus
Lars Edlund's famous (infamous?) work for students of atonal sight singing and ear training. Quite challenging, to say the least. Download pdf copy

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
A good introduction to music theory and ear training. For beginners, only. Book and two CD's. On pdf

Bach Riemenschneider
371 Bach Chorales and 69 Chorale melodies with figured bass; enough material to keep hard working music students productively engaged for years. Pdf



Midiplus AKM322 MIDI Keyboard Controller
Midi controller that fits in a suitcase. 32 velocity-sensitive keys, piano-like feel, DAW, arpegiator, pitch/mod, octave/transpose. Every music student needs one.

KLIQ MetroPitch
Three-in-one device: visual and audio metronome (multiple beats and rhythm patterns), tone generator, instrument tuner.

Little Martin Guitar
3/4 size, big Martin sound, great playability, easily portable. Composite materials stand up well to the elements. Excellent for small hands, travelers, beginners, pros.



Reddit Music Theory Forum
Wide-ranging reddit forum. Discussion threads cover just about all aspects of music theory and composition. Useful list of best theory apps and books

Best Ear Training Apps
Music teaching site provides recommendations for aural training apps. More recs
here. Reddit lists of best ear training resources here and here.

Free, open source music notation software makes composing/publishing beautiful music almost easy. See:
Mastering MuseScore and Mastering MuseScore Online.

Musical notation for fretted instruments indicating fingering rather than pitch info. Common hundreds of years ago, now making a comeback with guitar/bass tabs.

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