First off, I am excited to announce that Music Program Notes, a community-shared database for performance program notes, has moved and become simply Program Notes, “to accommodate program notes for both music and stage productions”. The new look is really fabulous – clean, easy to navigate, and available to a much wider contributing-audience!
I fully endorse this idea; what better way to enlighten listening audiences, and to aid students of music and other stage productions? So, don’t hesitate – check it out, spread the word, and contribute what you can!
Check out my recent article about my brand new work, My Tribute!
Secondly, when I stumbled upon Connexions I was amazed at all that was available as a resource to teachers and students of all arenas of knowledge! In their words:
Connexions is: a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute:
* authors create and collaborate
* instructors rapidly build and share custom collections
* learners find and explore content
Find more about their philosophy here.
Some of my favorite pages in the realm of music include: scholarly work on what makes music modern and how to better understand it; understanding basic theory; and the acoustics of music. There are also, articles about certain historical periods of music, and the ethnic music of other nations. For these articles and more, there are listening galleries, printable charts, clear graphics – so much to aid the understanding of music!
Finally, a small plug about Pownce.
Pownce is a way to send stuff to your friends. What kind of stuff? You can send just about anything: music, photos, messages, links, events, and more.
It’s a great way to keep in touch and share all kinds of ideas! It’s clean, user-friendly – you can even decide what to send to who (you’re not limited to sending everything to everybody all it once, unless you want to). You can choose your personal column’s theme, and it just looks and operates nicely. Check out my Pownce column here (you can always click the link on my sidebar, too)!
Have fun with these sites!