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Resources

On this page you will find lots of links and information that's useful for music and musicians. If you're looking for specific information for an instrument we teach (or voice), please go directly to that instrument's page and look at the resource page there for that instrument. At the time this information was entered, all links worked and products listed were available. For information purposes only; we won't post resources when we know there might be any sort of problem with a product, business, or person listed but please check out the reliability, appropriateness, and reputation of any resources you plan to use. If you have any additional questions, please ask your teacher or email us at askus@dallasmusiclessons.com. And please report broken links to info@dallasmusiclessons.com.



Acoustic Guitar - go here for resources specifically for Acoustic Guitar.



CD duplication

http://greenroomprod.com, 972-788-5133, info@greenroomprod.com



Classical Guitar - go here for resources specifically for Classical Guitar.



Copyright Discussions - go here

You can register a copyright here.

http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/copyright-in-general/copyright-quickguide/



Downloading videos and converting to mp3s or mp4s (all free):

Download Real Player. http://www.real.com/realplayer. Download Quicktime. http://www.apple.com/uk/quicktime/download/ Once you've done this, any video on the internet will have a box in the corner when you mouse over it that says "download this video". Click it and download the video. Using the accompanying Converter, you can convert the video to whatever format you like. Downloading Quicktime enables Realplayer to download more formats for free. Also you can convert many different files to different formats as needed.



Ear training:

http://www.musictheory.net

http://www.good-ear.com/index.html, martin@good-ear.com

http://www.teoria.com/



Electric Guitar - go here for resources specifically for Electric Guitar.



Ensembles:

http://www.carolmarksmusic.com, info@carolmarksmusic.com

www.dallasbrass.com, pam@dallasbrass.com



Flute - go here for resources specifically for Flute.



Harp

THE AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, Ellen Ritscher, Denton, TX, 840-565-3739, http://www.harpsociety.org

The Geoffrey Harp School, 507 Church Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 817 / 251-1385, harpcenter@yahoo.com



Humor - go here for our humor posts



Improvising and Play-alongs

http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com - Guitar Backing Tracks.com. Several thousand songs with various parts missing, entire guitar parts, lead solos, and vocals, in different styles and different combinations.



Indian Music:

The Indian Classical Music Circle of Dallas/Ft.Worth. ICMC, P.O. Box 50603, Dallas TX 75250-0603, (214)-336-3459.



Insurance:

MusicPro



Mandolin - go here for resources specifically for Mandolin.



Media Players:

Real Player Converterfree download. Rip and burn CDs. Copy any video on the internet just by clicking the "download this video" box as you view the video. Using the accompanying Converter, you can pull the video off and leave an audio recording (think youtube). Also you can convert many different files to different formats.

Windows Media Playerfree download. Rip and burn CDs. Right click in the top margin, choose enhancements, select "play speed settings" and you can speed up or slow down .mp3 files.

VLC media playerfree download. Purported to play any type of media file.



Metronomes

Korg Ma-30 (a Promethean Best Buy), Korg TM-40, Planet Waves PW-CT-08, or Boss TU-80 or better.

http://www.metronomeonline.com/

http://www.onemotion.com/flash/drum-machine/



Music, Sheet

IMSLP – Petrucci Music Library, Free public domain music – Tons of music, All instruments, but entirely classical works.



Music, tabs, and chord charts

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com, use with caution. These 1000s of charts range from good quality to something an eleven year old kid uploaded. Beware the phrase "this is my first tab". Also has powertab and Guitar pro tabs.



Music History

Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers



Music Education, Higher Education

The College Music Society



Music notation software

MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program



Music retailers, Sheet Music

www.halleonard.com, The world's largest music publisher. Look at music here, talk it over with your teacher, and order it in our next music order. With a 8% discount.

Pender's Music Co. (Dallas Location) – Sheet Music, Music novelties. Metroplex's largest classical, jazz music retailer. 2650 Midway Rd, Suite 230, Carrollton, Texas 75006. (972) 818-1333



Music Styles, blues

http://authenticblues.com



Music Styles, classical

http://www.naxos.com



Music Styles, jazz

http://www.allaboutjazz.com



Music Theory

http://www.teoria.com



Musical knick knacks

Music treasures: http://www.musictreasures.com/



Musicians

MusiciansContact.com - The nationwide source of employment for musicians, established over 40 years. New incoming jobs and available musicians are updated daily. Find a gig or a band. Locate musicians.



Oboe - go here for resources specifically for Oboe.



Online lessons

Right here at Promethean Studios. Contact Glenda at info@dallasmusiclessons.com.



Piano and Keyboard - go here for resources specifically for Piano and Keyboard.



Praise & Worship

http://www.igracemusic.com/hymnbook/hymns.html find hymns - lyrics, lead sheets, piano music, overheads, etc.

http://www.worshiparchive.com, Free worship guitar chords, tabs & lyrics for christian worship leaders



Production

http://www.my3kidsmusic.com/



Recording and editing

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

http://www.audio-tool.net/ Sound recording software for FREE!

http://www.reaper.fm REAPER is a fully featured multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment.



Recording Schools

Mediatech Institute. Dallas Campus, (972) 869-1122, 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75039, abe@mediatech.edu



Reference

http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheorydefs.htm - music theory definitions. I love this site.

http://www.billboard.com info on recorded music, who's tops, etc.

www.allmusic.com - information about every kind of music, composer, group, etc

Songfacts: http://www.songfacts.com/ - purported meanings of songs, not necessarily accurate. Mostly just people talking about what they think the songs mean, or what their second cousin Bill heard it meant.



Saxophone - go here for resources specifically for Saxophone.



Songwriting - go here for resources specifically for Songwriting.



Sound, Live

ACS – A Certain Sound and Stage, http://acslive.vpweb.com/, 817.831.0675



Studios, Recording

Crystal Clear, 4902 DON DRIVE DALLAS, TEXAS 75247, 214.630.2957, 888.237.2679.

Harborhousestudios

Maximedia Studios, (972) 488-8814

Nomad Studios, gary@nomadrecording.com, 214-282-6388

Panhandle House, Denton. 940-349-9229, Mark & Eric Herbst.



Tuners
Online chromatic tuner.



UIL music and requirements

http://www.uiltexas.org/music



Venues (Places to perform)

Dallas Public Library - tina.murdock@dallaslibrary.org

The Johnnie High's Country Music Revue, 800-540-5127, 817-226-4400, Arlington Music Hall, 224 North Center, Arlington, TX 76011. www.johnniehighcountry.com



Voice - go here for resources specifically for Voice.

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