Musicology

Musicology, music theory; a guide to websites

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American Musicological Society
The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship.  At present, 3,300 individual members and 1,200 institutional subscribers from forty nations participate in the Society.

Atonal music, Wikipedia entry.

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Blogs *

Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise

Dial ‘M’ for Musicology

Musical Perceptions. Scott Spiegelberg,

Miscellaneous Mayhem

Musicology Matters

Taruskin Challenge

amusicology

2’23”

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Chords *

Chord
Wikipedia entry

Chords and scales, demonstration on a virtual piano keyboard.
An interactive demonstration of many scales and modes; click on scale or chord name for an audio demonstration. From Look no Hands.

Piano Chord Dictionary
Online browser able to show any chord (and inversion) as played on the piano.

Music Fundamentals eBook
Available for free.

Morphogenesis of chords and scales
Chords and scales classification.

Chord Identifier
Online tool for searching chords that have a specific set of notes.

Decoding the Circle of Vths
Online tool for analyzing and searching structures over the circle of Vths.

The Tonal Centre
An interactive site for music composers and theorists which explains and demonstrates some of the key concepts of tonality; including chords, scales, cadences, and modulation. Most of the musical examples are illustrated with a midi file.

Circle of fifths
Wikipedia entry.

Coombsweb.
National Institute for Asia and the Pacific Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies

Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology Online
Indiana University

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Harmony
Wikipedia entry.

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Indiana University Musicology Department

Institute of Musicology of the University of Vienna

Intervals in music, Wikipedia entry.

Israel Musicological Society

Journals *

British Postgraduate Musicology

Perspectives of New Music

Lexicon musicum Latinum mediiaevi
A dictionary of medieval Latin musical terminology to the end of the 15th century.

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Melody search engines *

MelodyCatcher: An accurate Search Engine for Melodies

Melodyhound: A Search Engine for Melodies

Tunespotting: A Search Engine for Melodies

Modes in music. Wikipedia entry.

Morphogenesis of chords and scales.
Chords and scales classification.

Musicological Institute of the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Musicologists *

Boulanger, Nadia. Nadia Boulanger

Einstein, Alfred. Alfred Einstein, Wikipedia entry.

Grove, Sir George. Sir George Grove

 

Hopkins, Antony. Antony Hopkins, Wikipedia entry.

Hans Keller, Wikipedia entry.

Lebrecht, Norman. Norman Lebrecht

Mellers, Wilfred. Wilfred Mellers, Wikipedia entry.

Wilfred Mellers

Rosen, Charles. Charles Rosen, Wikipedia entry.

Charles Rosen. The New York Review of Books

Ross, Alex. Alex Ross. The Rest is Noise, Alex Ross’s blog

Shaw, George Bernard. George Bernard Shaw, biography and works.

Music schools outside the USA.

Music Cognition
Music Cognition approaches the study of music as a product of human minds/brains.The field involves psychologists, music theorists, systematic musicologists, ethnomusicologists, cognitive scientists, and philosophers interested in comprehending human music-making and musicality. Ohio State University

Boethius Music

Music therapy *

Music Therapy. Links to online music therapy resources.

Musiker Forum. Der Website für klassische Musiker

Nordoff Robbins (UK)
Nordoff Robbins is a national music therapy charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK.

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Notation/Musical notation *

Allegroassai. Interactive musical scores.

Music notation software. A web directory

Guido da Arezzo, Medieval inventor of musical notation.

Guido d’Arezzo
Links to web resources.

Guido d’Arezzo
Catholic Encyclopedia

Opus numbers *

Opus Finder
OpusFinder is a specialized website that aims to help you find opus numbers for classical music works. As a side product it provides some additional information on works and opus lists.

Orchestras, symphony orchestras.

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Scales *

WolframTones – hear and play musical scales.

ScaleCoding

Database in .xls and FileMaker formats of all 2048 possible unique scales in 12 tone equal temperament + meantone alternatives.

Chords and scales, demonstration on a virtual piano keyboard.
An interactive demonstration of many scales and modes; click on
scale or chord name for an audio demonstration. Look No Hands

Java applet that lists all N-note scales, and lets you see & hear them in standard musical notation.

Scale Finder
An online tool that helps you find a scale to fit a chord progression or some notes that are part of a scale.

Musical Scale Finder
Scale generator finder, over two thousand printable scales.

Visual representation of scales from WolframTones

Society for Ethnomusicology

Society of Music Theory
Music Theory Online

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Teoría Music Theory Web

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
An evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

saggi musicali italiani
A full-text database of the major music treatises written in Italian.

Traités français sur la musique
A full-text database of the major music treatises written in French.

Texts on Music in English
A full-text database of the major music treatises written in English.

Themefinder (thematic search tool)
A non-profit collaborative project of the Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities (CCARH) at Stanford University and the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory at the Ohio State University.

Teoría – Musical Theory Web
Articles, on-line music theory reference, music theory software, interactive excercises.

The Tonal Centre
An interactive site for music composers and theorists which explains and demonstrates some of the key concepts of tonality; including chords, scales, cadences, and modulation. Most of the musical examples are illustrated with a midi file.

UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology

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