CMNC's Links to Music on the Internet

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 - Obtaining Music - 

Strings | Winds | Piano | Workshops/Organizations

Publishers | Sheet Music Stores | Printable Music/MIDI

Recorded Music | Software | Online Lessons/Tools

Research Resources | Online Articles | Health

Other (air travel, insurance, misc) | Scherzi

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Obtaining Music

Coach's request: measure-number your parts and score.
    List of total number of measures in each movement for many chamber works
        and
    How to number measures


The quick guide section below includes only the sites most likely to have music sought by workshop participants.  Other sites to explore are listed at the linked categories.

  Printable Music   (click for more in this category)

.PDF files which can be downloaded, viewed or printed

Free downloads

IMSLP - International Music Score Library Project   12-06
   Editions in the public domain in Canada
   ("copyright persists for the composer or other author (if any) for 50 years after his/her death.")
   They are starting to offer recordings as well.
Suggestion: use a search engine, look for imslp composer piece, ex: imslp brahms sextet op 36

Clarinet Institute Sheet Music Archives  1-10
   Collections of music for winds, plus string quartets and quintets--.pdf's on DVD's

ScorSer  6-10
   Searches several sites for free pdfs, midis, etc
      

Fee or Paid Membership Required
    but more likely to have chamber music parts

Virtual Sheet Music   2-08

EveryNote.com   2-08

Library Music Source   6-10
    individual parts and pieces from CD Sheet Music and Orchestral Musician

http://www.musicaneo.com/   11-11
    fee and free. Many uploaders, so some pieces duplicated.

 

Bay Area Libraries

WorldCat - World's Largest Library Catalog
    Find which library has the music you want
   

San Francisco Public Library
   Music Center: 415-557-4525

Oakland Public Library
   Information Desk: 510-238-3134
   OPL's Chamber Music Collection

Stanford Music Library (SULAIR)
    Music Library Circulation Desk: 650-723-1211
    Reference: 650-723-1212

Berkeley Public Library
    510-981-6100

         
  Sheet Music Stores    (click for more in this category)

Hutchins & Rea

Sheet Music Plus

Shar - string sheet music dealer


You might find the sheet music from other dealers: Use a search engine. Type "sheet music" composer's name, piece. Use "" to search by phrase.
one example: "sheet music" "eduard franck" "piano quintet"

   

  Recorded Music - online   (click for more in this category)

YouTube 12-09
    Great resource - search for youtube plus composer and piece, ex. youtube brahms op 18

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - free MP3's

ClassicalConnect - free classical music online  5-10

Amazon - Chamber Music MP3's

 

  Research Resources   (click for more in this category)

All Music - Chamber Music   3-14
   Use its Search for specific piece or composer, read background information and recordings

earsense   2-10
   chamber music articles/program notes, "chamberbase" of 140+ composers, search by composer or work


Helpful

Newsletter Gem: Preparing for a workshop   4-14

Extensive list of measure numbers (pdf)    3-10
   Total number of measures for each movement of many chamber works

An open letter: Prepare for your Chamber Coaching   11-12
   by David Finckel and Wu Han: editions, markings, rehearsing, much more


 

Strings

String Identifier - based on winding colors -- Quinn

String Colour Charts - pdf - The Sound Post    5-08

String Identifier - table, sound description below    4-07

Violinist.com Guide to Choosing Violin Strings

GoStrings - strings, cases, accessories   8-10

Ifshin - supplies, makers, repairs - El Cerrito, CA  

Shar - strings and sheet music dealer

Southwest Strings - supplies, instruments   3-08

Strings Magazine - All Things Strings - includes articles   9-06

Strad - News, Blogs, Directories - also articles and issues for subscribers   3-11

Maestronet
        

Pro Am Strings - educational videos for violin and viola players - subscription  11-14

Viola.com - includes signup for viola email list

Alto Clef and Other Music Drills Requires Java

Alto Clef for Violinists (pdf)

The Viola Chin Pressure Monitor    2-08

Absolute Zero Viola Quartet    2-09
    

Cello Mini-Lessons Free Online - David Finckel   9-11

Internet Cello Society

Dvorák Cello Tenor Clef Conversion Kit
     available again 2-09

String Emporium - bass    5-09
       

Winds

Van Cott Wind Instrument Sheet Music, Books, CD's, etc   6-07

FSW - Flute Society of Washington

Flute Summer Programs - much more - John Ranck    2-07

IDRS - International Double Reed Society

Oboe Reed Makers - Customer Reviews

Play With A Pro - Educational videos for wind players 11-14

Woodwind.Org (mainly Clarinet)

Bibliography of Music for Double Wind Quintet  11-08


Piano

Piano Technicians Guild (PTG)  1-08
   Find a piano tuner, much more

Piano World's Piano Forums

Piano Street's Piano Forums

Practising the Piano - Graham Fitch   4-13
  ebooks, articles, email tips

Clavier Companion   3-09

Collaborative Piano Blog   9-10

UK Piano Page

Golandsky Institute (Taubman Approach)  12-10

Musicians' Health, Piano Teaching, Anatomy/Biomechanics  9-06

Musical Fossils: Adult Piano Students  10-06
  of interest to most instrumentalists

Peter Feuchtwanger    4-07

        

Chamber Music Workshops and Organizations

ACMP - the Chamber Music Network
    (formerly Amateur Chamber Music Players)
    Music Workshop Guide
    maintains national and international directories of members so you can find fellow players;
    promotes chamber music in many ways, including home coaching grants for members
    ACMP's Self Rating Guide

CMA - Chamber Music America
      

Community of Music Makers    7-12
   Listings, Events, Resources -- a centennial initiative of the San Francisco Symphony in partnership with San Francisco Classical Voice

Chamber Music Intensive: A (summer) Workshop for Teens & Adults at Crowden School  5-09

Adult Chamber Music Class at Crowden School, Berkeley  
  CMNC recommends these classes for people who want more instruction and experience before, or in addition to, attending a CMNC workshop.
        

Ashland
2014:    Week 1 July 13-18    Week 2 July 20-25
    Ashland Chamber Music Library Listings 

CalCap
2014:    Session 1: July 20-25    Session 2: July 27-August 1

Chamber Music Society of Santa Barbara Workshop
2014: Saturday and Sunday March 22 - 23, 2014

Humboldt
2014:  Week One: June 29 -July 4    Week Two: July 6 - 11    Week Three: July 13 - 18

Socal - Southern California Chamber Music Workshop (formerly San Diego CMW)
2014: 27 July - 2 August
                    

AlpenKammerMusik   

Claremont Clarinet Festival - Margaret Thornhill
2014: JUNE 15-21

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble - Intersection (LCCE)    8-14

Music at Kirkwood

San Francisco Early Music Society Chamber Music Workshop
2013: June 23-29 (scroll down for info)

Sierra Chamber Ensemble Workshop - Faculty includes Felici Trio
2014: August 3-9


   

Publishers

Dover

Edition Silvertrust
    They "publish unjustly neglected [chamber] music by over 300 composers."
    blog: articles on composers and music they publish.
    The Chamber Music Journal 1990- now online

Hal Leonard   6-07

Lauren Keiser Music Publishing   2-13
    has acquired Southern Music

Ourtext - Chamber Music for Strings   3-09
    Merton Music Catalog

Schirmer


Sheet Music Stores

You might find the sheet music from other dealers besides those listed below:
Use a search engine. Type the composer's name, piece, sheet music. Use "" to search by phrase.
one example: "sheet music" "eduard franck" "piano quintet"

di-arezzo

Hutchins & Rea    2-11

Shar
    String sheet music

Sheet Music Plus

Looksheetmusic.com    5-07
    Sheet music search engine


Printable Music

Fee or Paid Membership Required
    but more likely to have chamber music parts

Virtual Sheet Music   2-08

EveryNote.com   2-08

More Sheet Music Download Links - EveryNote.com   2-08

CD Sheet Music
   buy cd-roms of printable public domain editions in pdf

Library Music Source   6-10
    individual parts and pieces from CD Sheet Music and Orchestral Musician

Sheet Music Archive


Mostly free downloads

IMSLP - International Music Score Library Project   12-06, available again 7-08
    music in the public domain, downloadable/printable as pdf files

ScorSer  6-10
   Searches several sites for free pdfs, midis, etc

Clarinet Institute Sheet Music Archives  1-10
   Downloadable music which includes clarinet; also low cost collections on DVDs for other woodwinds, brass, string quartets and quintets

Classical MIDI Connection     6-08

Classical Music Sheets Library   7-08

Classical Musical MIDI Page    6-08

Digital Mozart Edition NMA Online   10-07

Free-Scores

Free Sheetmusic Library - bh2000.net   12-06

Hybrid Vigor Music - The Quartet Project   12-09
  
Easier modern pieces for string quartets

Kreusch Sheet Music  7-08

Mutopia Project
    includes MIDI files

ESM - Sibley Music Library (Univ. of Rochester)
     Large collection including arrangements, lesser-known composers. Suggestion: search for trios, quartets, quintets, etc or by composer
    Voyager Catalog - Sibley Music Library   8-10

Violin Sheet Music  7-10

WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive    6-09
    

Helpful

Extensive list of measure numbers (pdf)    3-10
   Total number of measures for each movement of many chamber works


Recorded Music

CD's / DVD's

ArkivMusic
       

Listen Online / Download / Purchase

Amazon - Classical Music
    Chamber Music MP3's

ClassicalConnect - free classical music online  5-10

Classical Music Archives
   includes MP3 and MIDI files

Classic Cat    4-07
   links to free downloadable classical performances

Classics Online   9-07
   register, pay, and download mp3's, wma

eClassical

Mozart-Archiv im Turm 11-08
   free, downloadable mp3's

Piano Accompaniments  12-07
   MP3 and CD versions for solo instruments

WWFM webcasts and archives  8-13
    Indivisible By Four - with Carl Hemmingsen
    The Piano Matters - David Dubal

YouTube 12-09


Internet Radio / Programs

Andras Schiff Lectures on Beethoven Piano Sonatas (MP3's)     6-07

BBC - Radio 3    5-07

Classical Music Radio Stations    8-10

Podcasts and MP3's from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum  12-06

NPR Music Podcasts   2-07

NPR Classical Music Streaming (continuous)   7-11
   many NPR stations to choose from

Radio-Locator   2-09
   search Classical format for streaming, FM, AM radio

Saint Paul Sunday   12-06

 
Software

Music Notation

Finale, PrintMusic, NotePad (Win, Mac)

Forte (Win)  3-14

LilyPond - free (Linux, FreeBSD, Mac, Win)   10-09

MuseScore - free (Win, Mac, Linux)  2-09

Noteflight - free, use online  10-09

NoteWorthy Composer (Win)  11-12

Overture, ScoreWriter (Win, Mac)

Sibelius (Win, Mac)


Music OCR/Recognize/Transcribe

Neuratron: Photoscore, Audioscore (Win, Mac)   2-11

SmartScore - several editions (Win, Mac)   11-12

Transcribe! - software to help transcribe recorded music (Win, Mac, Linux)   7-07


Other Software

Intonia - Intonation tool and pitch recorder    2-11

Anvil Studio MIDI sequencer/player (PC, free and paid versions)     6-08

oTuner - Chromatic Tuner - Windows  2-12

Tartini Music Analysis Tool - pitch, etc    2-12


Metronome software - free or low cost

PC Metronome (with different 1st beat sound)
Virtual Keyboard and Midi Controller
ChordPulse (produces chords and beat)
   9-12

TempoPerfect Metronome (PC, iPhone app)   9-12
    

Adobe Reader - to view and print pdf files

Foxit Reader (PC)  3-11
   to view and print pdf files - can enlarge or reduce image when you print

Roboform - Web-form filler

Shortkeys - key sequence produces longer text (PC, free & paid versions)

TextExpander - key sequence produces longer text (Mac, $35)    5-07

 

         

Online Lessons and Tools

A-440 Tuning Fork Sound  8-06

A-440 Hz (2 minute sine wave).mp3   7-07
Bb 466.16 Hz (2 minute sine wave). mp3    3-11
   created using Audacity Sound Editor

Metronome Online and A-440    1-07

Chords and Scales - Piano Room 9-09

eMusicTheory  9-06

Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net - Lessons, Trainers, Utilities  9-06

Music Learning Community   11-10
    games to learn the basics of music

Theta Music Trainer   2-13
    Music and ear training games


Frequencies for Equal-Tempered Scale  10-08

Names of Keys in French, German, Italian, and Spanish   5-11

Natural Scale - Google Answers  10-08
        

Research Resources

    see also    Bay Area Libraries (with large sheet music collections)

Advances in Cognitive Psychology - Music Performance  12-06

All Music - Chamber Music   3-14
   Use its Search for specific piece or composer, read background information and recordings

Classical Composers Database   4-10

Classical Net

Dolmetsch  12-06
    dictionary, composers, music theory, music paper, more

earsense   2-10
   chamber music articles/program notes, "chamberbase" of 140+ composers, search by composer or work

Fughetta    10-07
    classical music database - search pieces and scoring

Israel Music Institute

Music Notation Style Guide - Indiana University  11-12
    String section includes notation for harmonics

Musipedia Melody Search
    Enter the up-down contour of the melody

New York Philharmonic Digital Archives    2-13
   Marked Parts, Programs, audio, video

New York Philharmonic Performance History Search    8-09
   December 7, 1842 to last night's concert; includes chamber music concerts, performers

Orchestral Music Online   8-09

Program Notes by Joseph Way    3-09

San Francisco Public Library
   Good sheet music collection
   Grove's Dictionary online (requires SFPL card)   

SJSU - Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

U.C. Davis Music Library

U.C. Melvyl Library

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary    9-07

WorldCat - World's Largest Library Catalog  10-06

Worldwide Internet Music Resources

 

Online Articles, Blogs

An open letter: Prepare for your Chamber Coaching   11-12
   by David Finckel and Wu Han: editions, markings, rehearsing, much more

The Chamber Music Journal is the only periodical devoted exclusively to non-standard, rare or unknown chamber music of merit. It is now exclusively an online publication. All issues 1990 to present are available to all at no cost (.pdf).   4-07

Forgotten String Quartets   11-12

The Bulletproof Musician  10-10
    Learn to overcome stage fright, performance anxiety, how to practice

The Musician's Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness    3-11
   companion site to the book; blogs/articles on these topics

SFCV - San Francisco Classical Voice
   greater Bay Area: articles, reviews, calendar

NPR Music - Classical   9-11
    news, articles, NPR links and classical station streams, podcasts, app, weekly email newsletter

Violinist.com Blogs   9-14

Alf Studios - Articles on Violin Making   12-07

KALW / Public Arts

Resuscitating Art Music, by John Steinmetz   3-07

Welcome Address, by Karl Paulnack, to freshmen at the Boston Conservatory   2-09


Musicians' Health

Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb   9-13
   Free online course on the anatomy (bones, muscles and nerves) and common problems of the upper limb, from shoulder to hand, runs for 9 weeks, originally scheduled to start September 23, 2013, but current plan is to start October 21. It's not specifically aimed at musicians, but sounds intensive and informative for those of us who rely on our upper limbs to perform music. Workload is 3-5 hours per week.
    You can sign up to be notified of future sessions if you can't take this one.
    See https://www.coursera.org/ for more information about the organization and what's offered. Coursera offers many courses, all free.

Musician Wellness, Health, Injury Prevention, Ergonomics, Hearing Conservation, Voice Care   3-11
   Extensive list of links to articles on these topics

Medical Problems of Performing Artists   3-11
   "the first clinical medical journal devoted to the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of medical and psychological disorders related to the performing arts"

UCSF - Health Program for Performing Artists   7-12

AAMHL - Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss   3-07

E-Hand: Anatomy of the Hand  10-13

ASSH - American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Information for Public and Patients  10-13

Athletes and the Arts - Integrating Sports Medicine and Music  7-11

Ergocise.com   4-07
reduce computer-related stress and tension, help prevent RSIs (Repetitive Stress Injuries)

John Ranck Health Resources   4-07

Musicians' Health   2-07
Links, articles, including
    Stress in Piano Playing  

Playing (less) Hurt - An Injury Prevention Guide For Musicians  9-06

 

Other

Air Travel

TSA - Transporting Musical Instruments 

Inside the Musical-Instrument Passport Program; also, flying with your instrument  6-13

United Airlines - Fragile Items   7-12
       

Insurance

Clarion Musical Instrument Insurance
    see CMA membership benefits for reduced cost

Heritage Musical Instrument Insurance

Merz-Huber Co. Instrument Insurance    11-08
    see ASTA (American String Teachers Association) - reduced cost for members

  

Miscellaneous

AirTurn    11-12
   Wireless hands-free turning, PDF marking software, laptop and tablet stands

MusicReader    12-12
   Digital music stand software

Page/Score Turner   1-08
    you supply the Windows, Mac or iPad computer

Lotus Lights    2-12
   music stand lights, LED, rechargable battery

Josef Siggemann Noligraph - 5-line stave pen    4-13

ArtsVote - Candidate Arts Policy Links   1-08

Office Watch's PayPal FAQ's

PayPal's Security Tips


Sergey Malov plays Violoncello da spalla   1-13
    cello range, held almost like viola


Scherzi

Piano Puzzler   5-14

Flanders and Swann - Ill Wind (lyrics)   5-07

Stringfever Bolero   4-07

Watch Nora The Cat Play The Piano    4-07

CATcerto    1-13

                 

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