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Composers

Overview of Composers

Anton Bruckner

Wolfgang A. Mozart

Tchaikovsky A short biography.

Tchaikovsky A biography.

Tchaikovsky Biography and General MIDI files available.

Discography of Tchaikovsky's Compositions

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture Background info.

Contains Sound Examples: Listen to a sound clip of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture [ 474k aiff ].

Contains Sound Examples: Tchaikovsky's Nutcraker Suite listen to MIDI files. Your computer will need a Sound Card that plays MIDI files to listen to these.

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Performers

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How Do Instruments Make Music? [ Unplugged ]

Percussion:

The Drums and Percussion Page

Piano Page

The Piano Education Page

Online Piano Lessons

Strings:

Bow Makers and Bowed Stringed Instrument Makers

Violin: Premier Orchestral Instrument Background info from the Knowledge Adventure online encyclopedia.

The Violoncello: Smooth and Strong Background info from the Knowledge Adventure online encyclopedia.

About the Catgut Acoustical Society

The Violin Octet -- Physics applied to instrument making.

Jazz Guitar

Guitar

Woodwinds:

The National Flute Association Page

The Flute FAQ

The Flute Page

Contains Sound Examples: Flute Sound Files

More Flute Links

Clarinet

Brass:

Trumpet

Saxophone

Saxophone: Deep and Mellow Background info from the Knowledge Adventure online encyclopedia.

Trombone

French Horn: The Coiled Horn Background info from the Knowledge Adventure online encyclopedia.

Voice:

Exploratorium Vocal Vowels Exhibit An online exhibit that explores the way we use our voices to make sound.

ChoralNet

Vocal Music Print Resources

Say... A fun resource that allows you to type in words and hear them "spoken" by a synthetic speech synthesizer.

Additional Resources:

Musical Instruments Page Brass Woodwinds Strings Period New Ethnic/World music.

Instrumental Music Resources Journals and Periodicals.

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How Do Instruments Make Music? [ Plugged ]

Overview of Computer Music Research Center For Computer Research In Music And Acoustics, Department of Music, Stanford University.
MIDI files from the Yahoo search index.

Say... A fun resource that allows you to type in words and hear them "spoken" by a synthetic speech synthesizer.

Electric Bass Lessons A great source for all of the basics, including scales, intervals, tuning, and much more.

What is MIDI? (the Musical Instrument Digital Interface)

The MIDI Homepage

MIDI Technical Background

Curtis Organ at the University of Pennsylvania also the largest MIDI instrument in the world!

Computer Music bibliography a bibliography on synthesizers, midi, computer, and electronic music collected from a variety of sources.

Leon Theremin Inventor of the theremin.

The Theremin early electronic instrument favored in chessy sci-fi soundtracks of the 50's and 60's.

More Theremin Links

Synthesizers & Digital Music Information and sound files.

A Brief History Of Electronic Instruments Basics.

Keyboard Magazine Index - an alphabetized listing of every article since December 1980.

Soundcard WWW Site Hardware Section an index of sound card products, hardware, and manufacturers.

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Orchestras

Orchestras in the U.K.

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"The music of the future is directed toward a third ear."

Frederick Nietzche


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