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music : (1) the science or art of ordering tones or sounds in succession, in combination, and in temporal relationships to produce a composition having unity and continuity (2) vocal, instrumental, or mechanical sounds having rhythm, melody, or harmony (music, 2015) [1] blank.gif Webster | OneLook | Visuwords

song : (1) the act or art of singing (2) poetical composition (3) a short musical composition of words and music (4) a melody for a lyric poem or ballad (5) a poem easily set to music (song, 2015) [2] blank.gif Webster | OneLook | Visuwords

See also Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary blank.gif more...

Music is an art form whose medium is sound. Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike), "(art) of the Muses." The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to individual interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within "the arts," music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. There is also a strong connection between music and mathematics. ("Music," 2015) [3] Wikipedia

See also Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music

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Spotlight


Don McLean's American Pie notes fetch more than a million at auction


Original lyrics for 'American Pie' could reveal the song's true meaning (Tim Chester, Mashable)
Don McLean's 'American Pie' lyrics sell for $1.2 million at auction (Kate Stanton, UPI)

The day the music died... 50 years ago


Don McLean's American Pie: An attempted explanation and analysis (Rose and Joe Schlatter)

Don McLean "American Pie"


Don McLean Opens Up About the Meaning of 'American Pie' (Tim Nudd, People Magazine)

Don McLean (Official Site)
Don McLean (Wikipedia)
America Pie (Wikipedia)

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Use these links to jump straight to some of the most popular types of resources based upon what you want to do.

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Start


These are a few of the best general resources about "music", and so they are a great place to get started.

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Directory


Click on the names of the directories to see lists of the best "music" resources on the web.

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Search


Click on the names of the search engines to see a search for "music" in each.

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Sound & Music Search Engines Review (Phil Bradley)

MP3 Search Engines
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Resources


These are links to resources organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. more...

Resource Type

Subject Specific Links
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reference

Martindale's Music Center LibrarySpot, Music InfoPlease
language

Music and language (Dobrian) Music, language and the brain (Wang)
dictionary

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary Blood's Music Dictionary Online OneLook Merriam-Webster Free Wiktionary Visuwords
thesaurus

Spindrift Music Thesaurus Merriam-Webster, Thesaurus.com
glossary

Essentials of Music Glossary
style

Music Notation Style Guide (IU School of Music's Composition Department)

How To Read Sheet Music - The Basics


Use a Working Virtual Keyboard
encyclopedia

Baker's student encyclopedia of music Oxford Music Online InfoPlease Wikipedia
classification

Library of Congress, Class M Music Alpha-Numeric System for Classification of Recordings (ANSCR)
theory

Music theory & history online (Blood)
Music theory & history outline (Blood) Music theory online
BUBL Music theory directory Music theory (Wikipedia)
introduction

Learning to read music
outline

Wikipedia outline of music Music outline (Malloy)
guide

All Music Guide eHow How Stuff Works How Cast CliffNotes SparkNotes
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The Beatles : 47 years of music innovation [slideshow] (Fast Company)

Neil Young - Innovation & Music - JavaOne 2008 - Part 1

creativity

Music, creativity and scientific thinking (Root-Bernstein)
equipment

See instruments
mathematics

Math and music : a primer The mathematics of music : a look into instrumentation
science

The science of music (Appleyard, Times Online)
discovery

Pythagoras, discovery of relationship between music and number The Contribution of music to mathematical discovery (Sawyer)
research

What is musicology? (Cook, The Royal Musical Association) Musicology (Wikipedia
application

What about applied music? (Douglass, JSTOR)
invention

Theremin (instrument) How to play a theremin (How Stuff Works)

Leon Theremin playing a Theremin

ip

Musicians' intellectual law & resources links HFA Songfile database
commerce

How the music industry works (How Stuff Works) Hoovers Thomas Reg. CorporateInfo
entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship and the future of the music industry [video] (Lopez, Artists House Music) Music entrepreneurship career guide (Eastman School of Music) Music industry entrepreneurship course (Howard, Berklee College of Music)
shop

shop Musical Instruments.com Target Amazon eBay gift Zazzle
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Preserving Intangible Culture, Smithsonian Folkways Project Government sounds alarm on preserving music (Morris, Variety)
history

Music History Websites Music History (ThinkQuest) Music History 102 (IPL) Music History Guides (U. of WA)
timeline

Music timeline (InfoPlease Timeline of musical events (Wikipedia)
museum

National Music Museum Museum of Making Music Music Museums (Wikipedia)
archive

Music for the nation : American sheet music collection (Library of Congress, American Memory) Audio Archive (Internet Archive)
library

Library of Congress SONIC, Search Library of Congress
lcsh

WorldCat (OAIster) Library of Congress UPenn Online Books Open Library Hathi Trust
lc

M Music OnlineBooks
book

ISBNdb Google Books eBooks.com Barnes and Noble Amazon eBay Books
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education

Performing arts, dance, music and drama (Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators)
primary

K-12 Resources for Music Educators Classics for Kids How to make musical instruments for kids (eHow Video Series)
curricula

National standards for music education
literacy

Developing music literacy : an qural approach for an aural art (Feierabend)
course

MIT Open Courseware, Music & Theater Arts Open Education Consortium
community

The Ground Zero Project MusoCity IndieLand
resource

Worldwide Internet music resources (IU Schoo of Music Library) MIDI (CompInfo)
fact

SongFacts.com Fact Monster
list

Digital Dream Door, Music Lists
trivia

21 odd and fun facts about music Fun Trivia Quiz
yearbook

MTV Yearbook
almanac

Music Almanac (InfoPlease)
person

Who's Who in Music (Open Library)
biography

Musicians, Biography.com
quotation

Rock Wisdom Top 50 Music Quotations Quotations Page ThinkExist Quote Garden Bartlett’s
group

Yahoo Groups, Music
occupation

Is music your hobby or your career? Knowing the difference is crucial (Hatschek) Careers as Musicians, singers, and related workers (Occupational outlook handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
blog

WordPress
forum

Music Banter.com
organization

American Musicological Society Music Organizations on the Internet
event

Wolfgang's Vault, Live Concert Search
news

NPR Music Google News blank.gif
publication

Music journals and magazines, newspapers and periodicals (IU School Of Music Library)
article

How to find articles in music RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
dissertation

Doctoral dissertations in musicology - online
periodical

Journal of the American Musicological Society
government

USA.gov
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Expressionism in music (ThinkQuest) Musical expression and musical meaning in context (London)
fun

Top 10 happy songs (About.com)

Fun With Music (Sing Along Songs) Trailer


Toccata and Fugue in D Minor - Fantasia (1940)


Music For Everybody with Ludwig Von Drake (Jazz)

humor

Spikes Music Humor Music simply music humor
toy

Amazon Toys
toy bear

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (Song)


hobby

Discovery a hobby, music Is music your hobby or your career? Knowing the difference is crucial (Hatschek)
game

Music video games (Wikipedia) Music Games (Music Learning Community) Music games (dso Kids) Classics for kids games AGAME.com free music games
competition

Music competitions (IU School of Music)
art

Music in art : International Journal for Music Iconography Art.com music posters & prints
poem

Poems about music (PoemHunter)
music

Songs About music (SongFacts) Songs about Songs (Ask MetaFilter) SongLyrics Search, Music

Do-Re-Mi (Sound of Music)

belief

Your choice of music can shape your beliefs (Duchesne)
bizarre

21 odd and fun facts about music
forecast

The Future of music : manifesto for the digital music revolution (Kusek, Amazon Book, Look Inside!)
rumor

Snopes.com
folklore

"Folk music is a term for musical folklore." Wikipedia, Folk Music
Integrating folk Mmusic, folklore and traditional culture instruction into K-12 education

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Beatles

Beatles audition tape to be auctioned off


Rejected Beatles audition tape discovered (Telegraph)
The Beatles' audition tape famously rejected by a record executive in 1962 has finally been uncovered after 50 years.

Found: The Beatles tape one man wishes he'd never heard. Original audition reel Rejected by Decca records 50 years ago (DailyMail)

Backstory


Music about Music "Making of..." "Backstory"

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Fun


Song from π!


I Write The Songs - Manilow to a Fun Disney Montage
Be sure to stick around for the second half of this one!


Virtual Keyboard, playable!

Les Paul's 96th Birthday Google Doodle, Playable Guitar

Virtual Keyboard

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Weird


Weird Al Yankovic's "The Saga Begins"


3D


These resources are related to SecondLife (SL) and may use SLurls. Learn more...
Knowledge Paradise Music Area
This is a good place to start exploring music in SecondLife.
It is a beautiful tropical resort that features many fun objects
that are free to copy (freebies), "magic doors" to some of
of the best things to see, do and buy in SecondLife, and
"magic windows" open content specific pages on this site.

Knowledge Paradise, Music Area
Cosma, The Knowledge Kingdom (v. 1.1)
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Other SecondLife Music Resources
Linden Lab's Official SecondLife Destination Guide, Music
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SecondLife Live Performance Wiki
Overview of Music in SecondLife (SecondLife Wiki)

Playable Musical Instrument Stores
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New


‘Million Song Project’ at Columbia U. Seeks to Build Better Internet Radio, Ben Wieder Chronicle of Higher Education

'National Jukebox' Opens With Free Music

National Jukebox Website Launched By Library of Congress (Arlette Saenz, ABC News)

The Library of Congress Adds a Jukebox (Ben Wieder, Chronicle of Higher Education)

Music - Online Tools and Applications

Cleartune - Chromatic Tuner (Bitcount ltd.)

Pandora: Free Internet Radio
Last.fm: Free Internet Radio
Songza: Listen to Music Curated by Music Experts
Archive of Guitar, Bass and Drum Tabs

Tunefind: Search music by humming
midomi: Search music by singing, humming, or whistling

Songkick: Be the first to know about concerts
Tracy Chapman's Official Site
Bjork's Biophilia
Incredibox

Drinkify: Find drink that goes with the music

musescore - free score writing software

An Instrument That Turns Musical Notation Into a Simple Visual System (Joseph Flaherty, Wired)

$10 Virtual Paul McCartney App is Mind-blowingly Cool


Paul McCartney's Candlestick Park Footage Gets Virtual Reality Release (Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone)
Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution (Dan Raile, Billboard)
Google-Backed Virtual Reality Startup Jaunt Rolls Out Its First Piece Of Content (Aaron Tilley, Forbes)
Sir Paul McCartney launches new free virtual reality concert app (Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian)
Watch Paul McCartney perform in virtual reality with a new Android app (Adi Robertson, The Verge)

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Rolling Stone Latest TV and Sports and Music and Movies and Politics and Culture and RS Country News
Billboard.com Music News
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  1. ^ music. 2015. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/music
  2. ^ song. 2015. In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/song
  3. ^ Music. (2015). In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved July 11, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/music