Music is an art form, whose medium is sound and silence and depends on cultural context to be recognized as music. The common elements of music are pitch (which includes melody and harmony), rhythm (which is associated with concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the "color" of a musical sound). (Music on Wikipedia)

Theory and composition edit

Western music edit

The goal of the 'Theory and composition' department is to equip the student with the tools and skills necessary to compose, arrange and analyze music. At the completion of this course of study, students will possess the skills and knowledge of western theory, creative writing, arranging, as well as having a portfolio of original works.

Ear training edit

Ear training is learning/training your ears to recognize what you hear and put it down onto paper. These are basic learning guides, exercises and projects to help you understand in a meaningful way the flurry of sound in music.

Genres edit

Musicology edit

Music instruments edit

Music resources edit

Wikibooks - Music

Open Source software edit

For all operating systems
  • Metronome
  • Music Instrument Tuner (a great tool that has nice features such as showing harmonics, wave form, etc.)
  • Guitar tuner
  • Vtones (cross platform midi editor)
  • Audacity (cross-platform sound editor ; a helpful tool for simple recordings and editing)
  • Ardour (digital audio workstation ; a great program for multi-track recording, mixing, mastering, etc.)
  • Musescore (cross-platform music notation software)
  • SuperCollider (programming language and framework mainly for sound synthesis and algorithmic composition)

For Linux

External links edit

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Inactive participants edit