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
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Acoustic Guitar - go
here for resources specifically for Acoustic Guitar.
Classical Guitar - go
here for resources specifically for Classical Guitar.
Copyright Discussions -
You can register a copyright
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.
Electric Guitar - go
here for resources specifically for Electric Guitar.
Flute - go
here for resources specifically for Flute.
THE AMERICAN HARP SOCIETY, Ellen Ritscher, Denton, TX, 840-565-3739,
The Geoffrey Harp School, 507 Church Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051, 817
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.
The Indian Classical Music Circle of Dallas/Ft.Worth. ICMC, P.O. Box 50603, Dallas TX 75250-0603, (214)-336-3459.
Mandolin - go
here for resources specifically for Mandolin.
Real Player Converter –
free 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 Player –
free 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
VLC media player –
free download. Purported to play any type of media file.
Korg Ma-30 (a Promethean Best Buy), Korg TM-40, Planet Waves PW-CT-08,
or Boss TU-80 or better.
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.
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
Music Styles, classical
Music Styles, jazz
Musical knick knacks
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.
go here for resources specifically for Oboe.
Right here at Promethean Studios. Contact Glenda at
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
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
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.
Mediatech Institute. Dallas Campus, (972) 869-1122, 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100, Irving,
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
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.
ACS – A Certain Sound and Stage,
Crystal Clear, 4902 DON DRIVE DALLAS, TEXAS 75247, 214.630.2957, 888.237.2679.
Panhandle House, Denton. 940-349-9229, Mark & Eric Herbst.
Online chromatic tuner.
UIL music and requirements
Venues (Places to perform)
Dallas Public Library -
The Johnnie High's Country Music Revue, 800-540-5127, 817-226-4400,
Arlington Music Hall, 224 North Center, Arlington, TX 76011.
Voice - go
here for resources specifically for Voice.