The American Variety Stage
A multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings.
This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment,
especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English-
and Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61 motion
pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29 memorabilia items
documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.
Chordify is an online music education service – made for and by music enthusiasts – that transforms music from YouTube, Deezer, SoundCloud, or your private collection into chords. Their service automatically recognizes chords from an audio signal and aligns them to the music in a simple and intuitive player. Chordify uses cutting-edge technology to help both novice and trained musicians play the music they want to play. Has both free and paid levels.
Favorite Classical Composers
Your favorite classical composers... the orchestral thunder of Wagner? A quiet and thoughtful piano piece by Chopin? Schubert's quaint and colorful songs? This site has everything you want to know about the greatest composers and their beautiful creations!
Full-Text Music Databases
Full-text databases are compilations of documents or other information in which the complete text of each referenced document is available for online viewing, printing, or downloading.
GuitarPlayerZen.com is focused on delivering and sharing creative lessons, advice, and insights that will take your playing and musicality to the next level. Definitely Not your ordinary lame guitar tab site filled with tons of horribly wrong tab that will only make you dumber, worse of a player, and less of a human being. Oh, and don't worry, Membership is FREE.
History of Classical Music
Alex Johnston's series of articles outlining the history of classical music - with accompanying Spotify playlist.
Music Resources on JSTOR JSTOR is an online digital library of academic journals, ebooks, and primary sources. The collection of music content on JSTOR includes more than 70 journals and 50 academic ebooks and covers many interdisciplinary subjects, overlapping with areas such as African-american studies, education, and the performing arts. A group of titles ranging from African music to folk music to Asian music provide in-depth resources for cultural and regional studies. Music content on JSTOR is strong in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and music education. Key titles include Musical Times, Music Educators, Music and Letters, and Popular Music, among many others from leading publishers (American Musicological Society, Music Library Association, and the Society for Music Theory).
A list of sites devoted to providing help and information for musicians.
They provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Founded in 2012, Musopen is a 501(c)3 non-profit based out of San Francisco, CA. We work to increase access to music education by providing free music recordings, sheet music, apps, and educational materials. They have a free and two membership levels. Over 90% of every membership dollar goes directly to increase the size of their music library, and as a registered non-profit 501(c)3, your membership is a tax deductible donation.
National Music Museum - The University of South Dakota
The National Music Museum (NMM) and Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments is one of the great institutions of its kind in the world. Its renowned collections, which include more than 14,800 American, European, and non-Western instruments from virtually all cultures and historical periods, are the most inclusive anywhere.
Public Domain Music
A reference site to help identify public domain songs and public domain music.