This site is exactly what it sounds like: a straightforward, ear-training tool. There are aural exercises in identifying intervals, chords, scales, and cadences.
Created by the England-based Dolmetsch Foundation. A repository for the basics of notation, meter, rhythm, chord structures, and more.
Awarded the 2006 Merlot Classic Award in music, this site is dedicated to the study and practice of music theory. There are tutorials on reading music, intervals, scales, chords, harmonic functions, and interactive exercises. It was developed by Jose Rodriguez Alvira, professor at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico.
An index of dissertations in music theory, with abstracts and tables of contents. Part of Music Theory Online.
An international bibliography of scholarly writings on music and related disciplines, with abstracts in English.
Dates of coverage: 1967-present.
Comprehensive music bibliography providing international coverage of music literature.
Dates of coverage: 18th century-1966
Citations to articles in scholarly and popular music periodicals. Contains more than 500,000 entries. Includes RIPM Online Archive, a full-text version of journals indexed in RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals.
Dates of Coverage: 1800 and 1950
An international, cooperative effort to identify and describe the world's pre-1850 musical sources, to record what primary sources exist, and to identify their locations. These sources include manuscripts or printed music, writings on music theory, and libretti.
Originally compiled in print by Harold Barlow and Sam Morgenstern, this site provides MIDI files of the themes of almost 10,000 instrumental works by more than 150 composers.
Print Location: Con Ref ML100 .R522
A database of musical themes in Western classical music, folksongs, and sixteenth-century Latin motets. The Themefinder U.S. RISM subset includes the incipits of over 55,000 post-1600 musical manuscripts from U.S. libraries.
Contains international industry news, all contact information and articles.
Contains Grove Music Online, the Oxford Companion to Music, the Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.
Print Location: Con Books MT35 .S87
Print Location: Con Books 781.24 C117N
Print Location: Con Ref MT35 .D65
The Supplementary LP Recording Catalog contains access to recordings cataloged prior to 1976 not otherwise included in OBIS. The listing below includes composers, performers, titles and subjects interfiled. When critical information was included on the backs of cards, the verso was also scanned in the preservation process.
IASPM supports scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music.
An advocacy and funding organization, comprised of the American Music Center and Meet the Composer, formed to support creators, performers, and audiences of new American music by living composers.
The Society for Music Theory promotes music theory as both a scholarly and a pedagogical discipline. Website contains information on meetings, local chapters and interest groups, grants, and publications, including the full text of Music Theory Online.
The Conservatory's own special collections reside in the basement of the Kohl Building and can be retrieved upon request.
A full-text archive of major Italian treatises on music theory and aesthetics, from the Renaissance through the 19th century.
A project to create an online inventory of Schenker's correspondence, with transcriptions, English translations, and commentary.
A full-text archive of English works on music theory and aesthetics from the middle ages and Renaissance.
A database of medieval and Renaissance music theory texts in Latin. Searchable text with facsimiles of musical examples.
Italian music treatises in searchable transcriptions. From the Renaissance and early baroque, including works by Pietro Aaron and Gioseffo Zarlino.
A performing arts video library with operas, ballets, documentaries, live concerts, and musical tours of historic places.
A Python-based set of tools for use in computational musicology, music informations, musical example extraction and generation, music notation editing and scripting, and composition.
A collection of links to digitized pre-1923 music journals. Most are German-language, but periodicals from a number of countries, including France, Italy, the UK, and the US are included.
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Brenton Grom, Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at Case Western University, created this guide.