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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.

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Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

Tens of thousands of songs and instrumental pieces registered for
copyright in the post-Civil War era.

 

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885 consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.

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Scorser: Download free sheet music and scores

315.913 free sheet music and scores for download. Sheet music for any instruments of all composers and performers.

 

The search engine for musicians, helping them to search throught hundreds of sites for scores, sheet music, tabs, backing tracks, lyrics, mp3 and other necessery information.

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musictheory.net

free tools to learn music theory

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Cindy Perkins's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:55 PM

Free site (donations accepted) with numerous interactive lessons, exercises and tools for anyone who wants to learn more about music.  Mobile apps also available.

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‘I’m So Excited’ and air travel choreography

‘I’m So Excited’ and air travel choreography | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
“I’m So Excited” and the filmic choreography of air travel.
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A Virtual Stage That Bends Reality and Pushes Theater's Boundaries

A Virtual Stage That Bends Reality and Pushes Theater's Boundaries | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Is this virtual reality system the future of theater sets?
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Free on his feet (Willy Tsao)

Free on his feet (Willy Tsao) | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The first time Willy Tsao watched a modern dance show in Hong Kong in the early 1970s, which was performed by an American dance troupe at Hong Kong Arts Festival, he was instantly hooked.
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Charming iPad App Lets You Choreograph a Famed Dance Genius

Charming iPad App Lets You Choreograph a Famed Dance Genius | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A new app, conceived by the famed J. Abbott Miller, plucks a renowned contemporary dancer from the stage and then gives you control of the action.
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Tony-Nominated Actress Shalita Grant

Tony-Nominated Actress Shalita Grant | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

In this week's edition of PLAY BY PLAY, our show about Broadway shows, Blouin ARTINFO's Patrick Pacheco and contributor Frank DiLella sat down to talk with Shalita Grant about her Tony-nominated performance in Chris Durang's best-play winner "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike".

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More plays written by women in the suffragette era than today

More plays written by women in the suffragette era than today | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
There were more plays by female writers 100 years ago than there are today, an academic has claimed, as British actresses call for modern audiences to support them.
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Is Pandora Unfairly Undervaluding Songwriters?

Is Pandora Unfairly Undervaluding Songwriters? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Faced with lawsuits and criticism from musicians, Pandora has to deal with the accusation that it's skimping on paying the people creating its core product.
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My Bill Evans Problem--Jaded Visions of Jazz and Race

My Bill Evans Problem--Jaded Visions of Jazz and Race | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Throughout my life, it had been drilled into me that jazz was created by blacks and represented the apex of African-American musical civilization. 

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Musopen

Musopen | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Musopen (www.musopen.org) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.

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IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project. The logo is a capital letter A, taken from the very first press-printed book of polyphonic music, the Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, published in 1501. Its printer, Ottaviano Petrucci, is this library's namesake.

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Digital Mozart Edition

The DME will provide world wide access to the complete works of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart (1756–1791) in digital form via the internet for study and performance purposes. In addition to the presentation of all works of music online, the DME will include a critical edition of letters, documents and libretti as well. 

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teoría - Music Theory Web

Web site dedicated to the study of Music Theory. Articles, reference, interactive exercises.
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Good Ear - Online Ear Training Site

This free ear training site helps you to develop good ears.


For a musician one of the most important things are good ears. But its not always easy to find someone to practice. So I started to write a little VB-program just for me. And now I'm transfering it to the Web with servlets.

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The Sound Recordings Catalog at Cultural Equity

The Sound Recordings Catalog at Cultural Equity | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

The Sound Recordings catalog comprises over 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with Lomax’s first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s. This earlier collection — which includes the famous Jelly Roll Morton, Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, and Muddy Waters sessions, as well as Lomax’s prodigious collections made in Haiti and Eastern Kentucky (1937) — is the provenance of theAmerican Folklife Center at the Library. 

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How Long-Running Plays Make It on Broadway

How Long-Running Plays Make It on Broadway | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
A look at the 10 longest-running plays on Broadway reveals a lot about what it takes to survive on the Great White Way.
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The Making of a Steinway Grand Piano, From Start to Finish

The Making of a Steinway Grand Piano, From Start to Finish | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Henry Engelhard Steinway, a German immigrant, founded Steinway & Sons in 1853, in a loft located at 85 Varick Street in New York City. Within a decade, Steinway pianos were winning major awards and finding themselves in high demand.
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Freedom of movement: dancing Egypt's revolution

Freedom of movement: dancing Egypt's revolution | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it

Judith Mackrell: Morsi denounced dance and dancers alike. Conservative Islamic parties launched crackdowns. Will culture fare any better in the new Egypt?

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Wallace Shawn and André Gregory on Their Long Collaboration

Wallace Shawn and André Gregory on Their Long Collaboration | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
The playwright-director duo of Wallace Shawn and André Gregory on their 40-year collaboration and the pleasures and benefits of rehearsing a play for a really long time.
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U.S. Ballerinas Redefine an Art, but What About History?

U.S. Ballerinas Redefine an Art, but What About History? | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
Over the last two centuries — mainly since the establishment of female point work — the ballerina has become the quintessence of ballet.
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Dialing Up a Hit? Influence Over Musical Is in the Crowd’s Hands

Dialing Up a Hit? Influence Over Musical Is in the Crowd’s Hands | Music, Theatre, and Dance | Scoop.it
To fine-tune his musical before it hits Broadway, a producer is giving audiences hand-held dials at a world premiere in Portland, Ore., to gauge their opinions.
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