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    To start our work, and to quickly help beginners entering intermediate and advanced matter understanding, we already received good suggestions, as the use of good books.

    I fully agree, and I let my American colleagues going on with suggestions.

    BUT:
    -because I'm Italian, I've very good books all in Italian! I need then to base my work on some easy-to-find English resource.

    -because this Academy is free, and is based on the web big opportunity, I suggest to base our work on wonderful already existing web sites and free software: the requirement for the resources is evident

    TO BE TOTALLY FREE: free of charge and fees, free access, freeware license.
    ( simply because everybody can use it as a reference, even if doesn't want to buy or to pay for it. To buy software or hardware services and media, should be only a personal choice)

    ABOUT COPYRIGHT: be careful please. Freeware and free access web sites are anyway copyrighted, then don't copy and don't modify proprietary content if you want to share it.

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    I BEGIN THE COLLECTION:

    Beginners or not, please try to learn basic music reading and words, if you don't have full control on it.

    Probably a lot of other good free resources exist, But I found and tested:

    http://www.plantage-tiel.nl/mtb/downloads/mtbasics.exe

    It's an interactive class of basic theory, with a quick and funny approach (little application for windows).

    http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/theory/theory.htm

    a web site summary of basic theory. Good to find our common language. It's a part of a big web project sponsored by Oracle, and collecting contributions of students for students in a Contest. I will explore it deeply, finding out something more for our purpose.

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    Re: BASIC RESOURCES FOR EVERYBODY

    May I suggest for anyone interested in learning the basics and upwards.
    Amazon.com: Books: Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and ...
    www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393973697/
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    My Composition professor, Dr. Charles W. Smith, highly recommends Kent Kennan's Techniques of Orchestration. This can be found on Amazon.com. He uses it as a constant reference while he works. Everyone should have a good orchestration book while they work.... unless they can play all of the instruments in the orchestra.
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    Re: BASIC RESOURCES FOR EVERYBODY

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    May I suggest for anyone interested in learning the basics and upwards.
    Amazon.com: Books: Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and ...
    www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0393973697/
    I bought this book on Styxx's recommendation. It's excellent. I have very little music theory knowledge and this really teaches you the basics. The exercises are designed to help you retain the knowledge you learn. It's already proved very useful for me. As a newbie, I highly recommend it!

    - Michael
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    Some more one-line resaources-

    This site has been posted many times before and deserves it:
    http://www.dolmetsch.com/theoryintro.htm

    Something a little different. Just about everything you ever wanted to know about Bach's Well Tempered Clavier:
    http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/wtc.html

    I haven't spent much time here, but you can take a look:
    http://www.listeningarts.com/music/general_theory/

    Alan Belkin once posted a bunch of pages he had done. Here is a link to one of them - the others can be linked from here -
    http://www.musique.umontreal.ca/pers...k.o/index.html

    I've seen so many good sites but always forget to save a link.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: BASIC RESOURCES FOR EVERYBODY

    Quote Originally Posted by trentpmcd
    Some more one-line resaources-

    This site has been posted many times before and deserves it:
    http://www.dolmetsch.com/theoryintro.htm

    That site is great, I've never seen it before, thanks for the info!

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    Tim

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