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The resources here are organized alphabetically by instrument or genre.
Visit the Practice and Wellness pages for additional information and links.

Bass | Bassoon | Bowed strings (general) | Brass (general) | Cello | Clarinet | Flute | French horn | Guitar | Harp | Jazz | Oboe | Orchestra | Organ | Percussion | Piano | Saxophone | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba/Euphonium | Viola | Violin


Bass Resources

Also see Strings Resources and Jazz Resources.

International Society of Bassists. Links, articles, and more.

Free scores from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, genre.

Double bass masterclass videos on YouTube.com.
Art of the Bow. Video by Francois Rabbath (2005).

Double Bass: The Ultimate Challenge, by Jeff Bradetich.
The Evolving Bassist, by Rufus Reid (Alfred, 2000). A standard jazz bass method.

Jason Heath’s Double Bass Blog. A wealth of articles, links, and resources.
Double Bass Guide, by Jonas Lohse. Articles, links, resources.
Double Bass Internet Archive, by Jerry Fuller - articles and links.
TalkBass.com. Double bass/bass guitar forums and reviews.
Double bass articles, courtesy of the Contrabass Shoppe.

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Free trial. Read reviews.

The Bass Buggie. The safest way to transport your double bass.
The Double Trolley. A stool and trolley in one device.

Historical Bass Web Site, by Joëlle Morton.

German Society of Bass Players.

Lemur Music. The bass player's resource for more than 30 years.

Bass Player Magazine (nonclassical styles).
International Institute of Bass. Links and resources mainly for electric bassists.

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Bassoon Resources

International Double Reed Society. Articles, resources, links, free scores, etc.

Free scores of compositions featuring bassoon, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, genre.

The Orchestral Bassoon. Excerpts, scores, recordings, analysis, history, and helpful fingerings. An outstanding free resource.

Sound in Motion: A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression, by David McGill, Principal Bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony (Indiana, 2007).

Articles for Bassoon Students by Barrick Stees of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Music and the Bassoon. Video lessons by Prof. Kristin Jensen of UT-Austin.

BassoonResource.org. Tips, history, links.
Bassoon Blog, by Betsy Sturdevant of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Bassoon Reed Making, 4th Edition, by Popkin & Glickman. The reed making bible. Essential for every bassoonist (4th edition, 2013).

Dale Clark's Bassoon Reed Making Blog.
Bassoon Reed Adjusting
, by Christian Davidson.
How to Adjust Bassoon Reeds, by Crook and Staple.

Bassoon maintenance tips, by Andrew Stowell.
Bassoon Bore Oiling, by Chip Owen.

Christlieb Products. Cane, reed making tools.

Midwest Double Reed Society. Articles, resources, links.
Australasian Double Reed Society.

Bassoon archive, via the Clarinet Institute. 9880 pages of music on disc, $13.50

Ergonomic aids
The Vonk Bassoon Stand
(scroll down the linked page).
Bassoon supports, harnesses, etc. from Forrests Music in Berkeley, California.
ErgoPost for bassoon.

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Bowed Strings Resources (general)

Free scores for string quartet, from the Internet Music Score Library Project.

The Classical String Quartet. Unusual quartets written between 1770 and 1840 (44 scores in pdf). Free to download, courtesy of the Duke University Library.

Forgotten String Quartets. A free blog and e-book.

Bartok Quartets. Multimedia educational program by the Emerson String Quartet, produced by the Weill Music Institute.

Beethoven Haus, Bonn - Digital Archive. Beethoven quartet manuscripts.

Chamber Music America. Resources, grants, showcases and more.

String Visions. Articles and interviews by prominent artists & teachers.
All Things Strings. Articles and resources sponsored from Strings magazine.
The Strad Magazine. Articles, resources, community.

American String Teachers Association. Resources for students and educators.
European String Teachers Association, British Branch.
Australian Strings Association.

BowedElectricity.com. Info about electric violins, violas, cellos.

ChamberMusicianToday.com. News and social community.
The Chamber Music Network. Facilitates informal playing. 5000+ members.

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Brass Resources (general)

BrassMusician.com. "The online magazine for brass players by brass players."
Brass Playing Articles on MusicforBrass.com.

BandMusicPDF.org. More than 3200 free public domain scores, 1880's - 1922.

Music & Arts. Great deals on new and used brass instruments.

The Brass Herald. "The magazine for the brass musician."

ErgoBrass.com. Ergonomic strategies for brass players.
Embouchure health, from Embouchures.com.

North American Brass Band Association.
BandDirector.com.

Teaching Brass, 2nd edition, by Kristian Steenstrup (Aarhus, 2007).

International Women's Brass Conference.

The Internet Bandsman’s Everything Within.
The Historic Brass Society.

Van Cott Information Services. Brass books, scores, recordings.
ChasonsMusic.com. Innovative products for brass players.
MountainPeakMusic.com. Publications for brass players.

Brass Instrument Acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe, Univ. of New South Wales.
Harmonic Series, by Catherine Schmidt-Jones.

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Cello Resources

Also see Strings Resources.

Free scores of compositions featuring the cello, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, or genre.

Cello masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Tips from the Internet Cello Society. Articles from the ICS.

Index of Cello Societies, compiled by the Violoncello Society of New York.

CelloProfessor.com. Advice by Prof. Jamie Fiste of Central Michigan University.

Cello Music Collections at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

"The Joy of Cello Playing," by Harry Wimmer.

"Why carrying a cello could stop you from entering Britain," by Tom Service, Guardian.co.uk, Nov. 17, 2010.

Violin Bridges. “Online photographic archive of violin, viola and cello bridges.”

Books for Cellists
A Modern Cellist's Manual, by Emily Wright. 50-page technique guide (2010).
The Cambridge Companion to the Cello, ed. by Robin Stowell (1999).
Cello Technique, by Gerhard Mantel (Indiana, 1995).

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Clarinet Resources

International Clarinet Association (ICA).

Free scores of compositions featuring the clarinet, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, genre.

Clarinet masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Clarinet Accessories from Amazon.com.

The Buzzing Reed, by David Thomas.
ClarinetCache.com, by Kellie Quijano and Rachel Yoder.

Educational videos, by Prof. Richard MacDowell of the Univ. of Texas-Austin.
Educational articles from Sean Osborn.

ICA Research Center at the University of Maryland.
World Clarinet Alliance.
Clarinet resources, from zzsounds.com.

ClarinetPages.net. Info about diverse models of clarinets plus a buying guide.
Woodwind.org's Clarinet Page, by Mark Charette. Links and a bulletin board.

AdamJBerkowitz.com. A blog with useful tips and advice.
Sherman Friedland’s Clarinet Corner.

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Free trial. Read reviews.

The Copland and Arnold Concertos. Analysis, insights, and video-recorded performances courtesy of the Discovering Music series on BBC Radio 3.

The Clarinet Institute Music Archive. 600+ pieces on DVD for $13.50.

Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain.
Australian Clarinet and Saxophone magazine. Articles, links, resources.

Ton Kooiman thumb rests.

Clarinet acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe of the University of New South Wales.

Books for clarinetists
The Clarinet, by Eric Hoeprich (Yale, 2008).
Clarinet Secrets, by Michèle Gingras (Scarecrow Press, 2006).
New Directions for Clarinet, by Phillip Rehfeldt (Scarecrow, 2003). The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet, ed. by Colin Lawson (1995).

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Flute Resources

Free scores of compositions featuring the flute & recorder, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, genre.

Free downloadable flute scores from the Sibley Music Library at Eastman.
More sources for scores are compiled on the Practice page

The National Flute Association.

Flutes.tk. A wide-ranging portal.

Flute Accessories from Amazon.com.

Flute masterclass videos on YouTube.com.
Flute embouchure videos, by Prof. Marianne Gedigian of UT-Austin.

Larry Krantz Flute Pages. Articles about auditioning and more.
Flute Jobs Facebook page. See the Music Careers page for more jobs listings.

Articles for flute majors by Jen Cluff.
Educational articles from Miyazawa Flutes.

Flute Focus magazine.

Innovative Performance and Pedagogy. A forward-thinking blog.

The Musician's Survival Manual, by Richard Norris, M.D. E-book edition (2011). Includes a chapter on the playing-related health problems of flutists.

FluteHistory.com.
The Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection at the Library of Congress.

The Giedde's Collection. 18th-century flute music.

The British Flute Society.
The Australian Flute Society.
Flute Tutor Australia
.

PiccoloHQ.com, by Christine Erlander Beard.
The Psychology of Piccolo Practice and Performance, by Nicole Esposito.
Revolutionize Your Piccolo Intonation, by Stephanie Mortimore.

Flute acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe of the University of New South Wales.

World Flute Society. Indigenous and folk flute traditions.

Ergonomic aids for flutists
The Ton Kooiman thumb rest.
Flute Lab. Angled/upright head joints and other innovations.
The Drelinger UpRite head joint.
Bo-Pep finger/thumb rests.

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French Horn Resources

Also see Brass Resources.

Free scores of compositions featuring the horn, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, genre.

Free downloadable horn scores courtesy of the Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music (more sources for scores are posted on the Practice page).

Horn masterclass videos on YouTube.com.
Videos from Sarah Willis of the Berlin Philharmonic.

International Horn Society. Resources, articles, performance job listing.
In 2011, IHS incorporated content from HornPlayer.net.

HornMatters.com. Extensive library of articles, tips, advice.

Perspectives on Auditioning. Essay by G. Manfredi (2011).
HornExcerpts.org. "Excerpts presented as they appear in the original parts."

HornCentral.com. "Navigate the horn world."
Horn Insights. Tips from Prof. Jeffrey Agrell of the Univ. of Iowa.

The Horn Embouchure, an article by John Ericson.
Horn embouchure videos by Prof. Patrick Hughes of the UT-Austin.

Hercules French Horn Stand.

Works with Horn by Female Composers, by Prof. Lin Foulk of W. Michigan Univ.

The Art of French Horn Playing, by Philip Farkas (Summy-Birchard, 1956).

Naturally Horns by Andrew Clark. Info about the natural horn; also a quiz.
History of the Horn Mute, by Prof. Nicholas Smith of Wichita State University.

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Guitar Resources

Also see Jazz Resources.

The Best Gear and the Best Deals - GuitarCenter.com

PlayJazzGuitar.com. Renowned home-study course by Chris Standring.

Beyerdynamic M 201 Tg Microphone. Superb yet affordable acoustic guitar mic!

Free downloadable scores from the Internet Music Score Library Project.

Guitar Music from Sheet Music Plus. Broad selection; low prices.

Digital Guitar Archive. Free classical guitar music database, by Robert Coldwell.

Biblioteca della Chitarra. Free classical sheet music, via Vincenzo Pocci.
Free lute tablatures courtesy of Wayne Cripps.
EarlyRomanticGuitar.com, by Len Verrett. Scores, historical info, resources.
The Boije Collection. Free pdf downloads of 19th-century editions and autograph manuscripts courtesy of the Music Library of Sweden.
The Rischel and Birket-Smith Collection. Printed catalog.

Classical guitar composers list, by Prof. Ying Sun of the Univ. of Rhode Island.

Tuning the Guitar by Ear, a 60-page method book by Gerald Klickstein.
Related article: "Pain-Free Tuning."

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Free trial. Read reviews.

GuitarNoise.com. Outstanding free folk & rock lessons by David Hodge.

Guitar masterclass videos on YouTube.com: Classical. Jazz.

Classical Guitar Forum at Delcamp.net.

Guitar Foundation of America (classical). Links, resources, news, archives.
Classical guitar and lute links from WorldGuitarist.com.
European Guitar Teachers Association, U.K. Free articles.

MusicTeachersHelper.com. Create a teaching website, handle scheduling, accept credit card payments, and more. Free trial, then 10% off.

ClassicalGuitar.org, a blog by Christopher Davis and guest authors.

Classical Guitar Alive. A radio program hosted by Tony Morris.

Guitar acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe of the University of New South Wales.
Compare electric guitar pickups. A free online tool from Atlantic Quality Design.

Just Jazz Guitar magazine.
Jazz Guitar Online. Articles, reviews, lessons. (Also see Jazz Resources).
Acoustic Guitar magazine.

The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar, ed. by Victor Coelho (2003).

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Harp Resources

The American Harp Society.

Free scores featuring the harp from the Internet Music Score Library Project.
The International Harp Archives at Brigham Young University.
Harp Music of the 18th and 19th Centuries (200+ scores). From BYU.
Free downloadable scores from the Clive Morley Sheet Music Collection.

Harp masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Harp events in the U.S. indexed at Harp.com.

Links from HarpSpectrum.com.
Links from HarpMall.com.

World Harp Congress.
International Association of Harpists (France).

HarpColumn.com. News, forums, resources.

Harp concert programs performed at the Lyon & Healy Concert Series, 2005-09.

The Historical Harp Society.

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Jazz Resources

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Read reviews. Also see their free Fake Book Index.

Jamey Aebersold at Sheet Music Plus. Outstanding jazz books and play alongs.
Fake Books at Sheet Music Plus.

Free jazz resources from Jamey Aebersold.

Jazz Improvisation Primer by Marc Sabatella.
Jazz improvisation resources by Prof. Joan Wildman of the Univ. of Wisconsin.

Transcriptions Pool. Free solo transcriptions to download.

PlayJazzGuitar.com. Chris Standring's outstanding home-study course.

Jazz Corner. News, resources, forums.
Jazz.com. Articles, reviews, more.
JazzWax.com. Marc Myers "on jazz legends and legendary jazz recordings.”
JazzBeat.org. Links and resources.

American Jazz Institute.
Jazz Education Resources from NAfME (formerly MENC).
NPR Jazz Resources. Read articles; listen to and download audio programs.

All About Jazz magazine. News, reviews, and more.
Jazz Review online magazine. Reviews and news.
Rifftides. "Doug Ramsey on jazz and other matters." A blog.

National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Numerous online resources.
Stan Getz Library at the Berklee College of Music.
Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz.

Jazz links from SameDayMusic.com. Jazz history and performance.

The Jazz Site. British jazz musicians, venues, promoters, educators and more.

RedHotJazz.com. Essays on jazz before 1930.

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Oboe Resources

Free scores of compositions featuring the oboe, English horn, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer or title.

International Double Reed Society. Articles, resources, links, free scores.

Oboe masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

OboeInsight.com. Links, forums, and more.

Oboe Accessories from Amazon.com.

How to Adjust Oboe Reeds, from Crook and Staple.

Interview with Oboist Joseph Robinson. Exclusive interview with former Principal Oboist of the NY Phil published on The Musician's Way Blog (Feb. 2010).

Oboe Resources. Links courtesy of SUNY Fredonia.
2reed.net. Articles and links for double reed players.

Midwest Double Reed Society. Articles, resources, links.
Australasian Double Reed Society.

English horn repertoire, by Carolyn Hove of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Ergonomic aids for oboists
Oboe thumb rests, straps, and end pins from Forrests Music in Berkeley, Calif.
The Ton Kooiman thumb rest.

Books for oboists
Oboe Art and Method, by Prof. Martin Schuring of Arizona State University (Oxford, 2009). Visit Schuring's website for articles, links, tips.

Oboe Motions: What Every Oboe Player Needs to Know about the Body, (GIA, 2009), by Prof. Stephen Caplan of the Univ. of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Marcel Tabuteau. Laila Storch’s excellent biography (Indiana, 2009).

Oboe Reed Styles: Theory and Practice, by David Ledet (Indiana, 2000).
The Reed Maker’s Manual, by Weber and Capps.

Sound in Motion: A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression, by David McGill (Indiana, 2007). Includes detailed accounts of Tabuteau's teaching.

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Orchestra Resources

Free scores with parts, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer or title.

For job listings, see the Music Careers page.

League of American Orchestras. Knowledge, careers, journalism, guidance.
Symphony Magazine, published by the LAO.
Orchestra Repertoire Reports | Quick Orchestra Facts. From the LAO.

Polyphonic.org. “The Orchestra Musician Forum.” Numerous helpful articles.

American Orchestra Forum. Perspectives on orchestras in the 21st century.

International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians.
Regional Orchestra Players Association.

Association of British Orchestras.
BBC Symphony Orchestra.

The Organization of Canadian Orchestra Musicians.
Orchestras Canada.

New World Symphony. Orchestral academy in Miami, Florida.

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Organ Resources

American Guild of Organists.

Salary and Compensation Guide for Organists, from the AGO.
Salary & Employment Guidelines from the Assoc. of Lutheran Church Musicians

Free scores featuring the organ or harpsichord, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer or title.

Free downloads of works by Bach, Buxtehude, Froberger, Handel, & Pachelbel.

AirTurn.com. Hands-free page turns - now with a bite switch. Outstanding!

Pipedreams. A radio program by J. Michael Barone on American Public Media.

Pipe Organs and Related Topics. Includes a listserve and links.
OrganFocus.com. Reviews, essays, event listings, & extensive links.

Encyclopedia of Pipe Organ Stops, by Edward Stauff.

The Osiris Archive of Organ Specifications.

Links compiled by the Incorporated Association of Organists.

Organ Historical Society.
OrganFax. Articles, discussions, resources.

The Organ Magazine.
Choir and Organ Magazine.

Organ builders and restorers, from the American Institute of Organbuilders.

Royal Canadian College of Organists.

The Cambridge Companion to the Organ, eds. Thistlethwaite & Webber (1998).

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Percussion Resources

Percussive Arts Society. Extensive resources.

Percussion masterclass videos on YouTube.

Educational articles on the Pearl Drums website.
Educational articles and resources courtesy of Vic Firth.
Educational resources from Zildjian.

Resources and articles from Innovative Percussion.

Percussion/Timpani jobs. Timpani audition repertoire lists. by John Tafoya.

Drum clinics on Drummer World (also check out the videos and forum).
Percussion resources and videos on TheLessonRoom.com.

Undergraduate Percussion Audition Requirements, by John R. Beck and James Strain, 2003. Requirements from 79 U.S. conservatories and universities.

The Audition. An inside look at percussion auditions at the Boston Symphony. Boston Magazine, June 2012.

The Percussionist’s Guide to Injury Treatment and Prevention, by Darin Workman (CRC Press, 2006).

Drum shields by ClearSonic.com (manufacturer site). Caution: As described on p. 285 of The Musician’s Way, reflective drum shields should not reach the height of a drummer’s ears or they'll sling sound back at the drummer, multiplying a player's sound exposure and increasing the risk of hearing damage.

Percussion Repair and Maintenance, by Mark Bonfoey (Alfred, 1986).

Nexus Percussion Ensemble | So Percussion

Evelyn Glennie speaks and performs in this video from TED.

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Piano Resources

Also see Jazz Resources.

Free scores from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Search under composer, title, or genre: two pianos, piano four hands, piano trio, piano quartet, piano quintet.

More sources for scores are listed on the Practice page at MusiciansWay.com.

Piano masterclass videos on YouTube.com.
Leon Fleischer: The Late Schubert Sonatas. Free video master classes.

AirTurn.com. Hands-free page turns.

Find a Piano Tuner or Technician via the Piano Technicians Guild.

"Celebrating the Chopin Bicentennial" | "Schumann at 200" | "Franz Liszt: Self-Made Musician." Articles on The MW Blog with links to resources & scores.

Bach Digital.
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Analysis, scores, digital sound. Extraordinary!

Beethoven Haus, Bonn - Digital Archive.
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas - A 32-part audio program by A. Schiff.

Chopin Early Editions, from the University of Chicago.

Piano research guide from the Music Library at the University of Michigan.
The International Piano Archives at the University of Maryland.
Pianopedia.org. Concise information about piano compositions.

Arthur Rubinstein Music Collection. Hosted by the Juilliard School.

Competition listings: Alink-Argerich Foundation. Bakitone.com.
World Federation of International Music Competitions.

KeyboardPedagogy.org | PianoPedagogy.org | ClavierCompanion.com

MusicTeachersHelper.com. Create a piano teaching studio website, schedue online, accept credit card payments, and more. Free trial.

Practical Articles for Piano Teachers, by Kristin Yost & Wendy Stevens.
Music Matters Blog. Tips for piano teachers by Natalie Wickham.
European Piano Teachers Assoc., UK.

The Collaborative Piano Blog. Resources by Chris Foley.
think denk. The blog of concert pianist Jeremy Denk.
All Piano. "Mentoring and motivating pianists." A blog by Catherine Shefski.
Piano Morphosis. "Bruce Brubaker on all things piano."

"Biss responds to YAP." Jonathan Biss writes about his generation of pianists.

Memorization: Psychological Data and Some Practical Tips, by Scott M. Smith.
The Four Stages of Memorization, by Gerald Klickstein

Forums: PianoStreet.com. PianoWorld.com.

International Piano magazine.

The Vladimir Horowitz website.

LearnJazzPiano.com, by Scot Ranney.

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Free trial. Read reviews.

Ergonomics, technique, & injury prevention for pianists
Seating guidelines
, from WellBalancedPianist.com
"The Self Map" and "The Neutral Hand." Articles by pianist & teacher Lisa Marsh.
Steinbuhler reduced-size keyboards. Retrofit grand pianos with keyboards that are 15/16 or 7/8 of standard size.
PianoMap.com. Body mapping for pianists. (See also Alexander Technique.)

Books for pianists
The Complete Collaborator: The Pianist as Partner,
Martin Katz (Oxford, 2009).
Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, 3rd Ed., by Maurice Hinson (Indiana, 2000).
Piano Mastery: Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers, by Harriette Brower (Stokes, 1915). Free e-book.
Practicing Perfection: Memory and Piano Performance, by Chaffin, Imreh, and Crawford (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2002).
The Musician’s Way, by Gerald Klickstein (Oxford, 2009). Comprehensive guidelines to practice, interpret, perform, collaborate, & more. Read reviews.

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Saxophone Resources

Also see Jazz Resources.

Free scores of compositions featuring the saxophone, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer or title.

Saxophone masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Saxophone Accessories from Amazon.com.

International Saxophone Homepage.
North American Saxophone Alliance.
Clarinet and Saxophone Society of Great Britain.

Taming the Saxophone. Free tutorials and resources by Pete Thomas.

Transcriptions of sax solos, courtesy of Charles McNeal.

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Free trial. Read reviews.

Saxophone links from SaxOnTheWeb.net.
The Saxophone Blog.

Forums on Saxquest.
Saxophone Journal. Articles and resources.

Australian Clarinet and Saxophone magazine. Articles, links, resources.

Instructional videos by Prof. Taimur Sullivan. Also "Flying with a Baritone Sax."

Building a Chamber Group from the Ground Up: The Red Line Sax Quartet Story.

Saxophone acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe of the University of New South Wales.
The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone, ed. by Richard Ingham (1998).

Ergonomic aids for saxophonists:
Oleg sax enhancers.
The Ton Kooiman thumb rest.
Neotech straps and harnesses.
The BG family of Sax harnesses.

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Trombone Resources

Also see Brass Resources and Jazz Resources.

International Trombone Association.

Free scores featuring the trombone from the IMSLP.

Trombone masterclass videos on YouTube.

JayFriedman.net. Articles by the Principal Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony

Trombone Excerpts, by Seth Vatt.

Playing Tips from Joseph Alessi.
TromboneLessons.com, by Tom Gibson.

TromboneForum.org. Thousands of members.

Online Trombone Journal.
Website of Douglas Yeo, former bass trombonist with the Boston Symphony.

Cleaning Your Trombone. A concise video by Nick La Riviere.

JazzTbone.com, featuring articles by Joe Jackson.
Wilktone.com. "Jazz, trombone, composition, and other things music related." By Prof. David Wilken of Western Carolina University.

Eastern Trombone Workshop.

British Trombone Society.
Trombone Page of the World, by Rene Laanen.

ErgoBrass.com. Ergonomic strategies for brass players.

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Trumpet Resources

Also see Brass Resources and Jazz Resources.

International Trumpet Guild.

Free scores of compositions featuring the trumpet, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer or title.

Trumpet masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Trumpet Herald.
Trumpet Tips. Mini-essays from Prof. Bryan Goff of Florida State University.

The Brass Gym Book for Trumpet, by Patrick Sheridan & Sam Pilafian.

Trumpet Players International Network.
The Trumpet Master online forum.

Trumpet Home Pages, compiled by Ralph Jones.

The Australian Trumpet Guild.

Jazz transcriptions, articles, and links, by Jeff Helgesen.
Jazz trumpet transcriptions, by Jacques Gilbert.
JazzTrumpetSolos.com.

Transcribe! software. Slow down recordings without changing pitch.
Windows. Mac. Linux. Free trial. Read reviews.

The Comeback Trumpeter’s Guide.

Sound the Trumpet, by Jonathan Harnum (Sol Ut Press, 2006).

Trumpet Technique, by Prof. Frank Campos (Oxford, 2005).

Inside John Haynie's Studio, edited by Anne Hardin (UNT Press, 2007).

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Tuba and Euphonium Resources

Also see Brass Resources.

International Tuba Euphonium Association.

Tuba Masterclass Videos on YouTube.

TubeNet, maintained by Sean Chisham. Links, playing tips, resources.

The Brass Gym Book for Euphonium, by Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian.

Arnold Jacobs links, courtesy of Wind Song Press.

Tuba Head a blog by Prof. John Manning of the University of Iowa.

Tuba Etude Project. Videos by Prof. David Zerkel of the University of Georgia.
Interview with David Zerkel. Zerkel's Advice to Music Majors.

Tuba-Euphonium Blog. The TubaEuph.com Forum.

Neotech Tuba Harness.
Hercules Tuba Stand.

Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire, by Bone, Paull, and Morris (Indiana, 2007).

Guide to the Tuba Repertoire, by Morris and Perantoni (Indiana, 2006).

The Tuba Exchange in Durham, North Carolina.

Music & Arts. Great deals on new and used brass instruments and gear.

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Viola Resources

Also see Strings Resources.

Free scores of compositions featuring viola, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, or genre.

American Viola Society. Articles, resources, links.
AVS Pedagogy Blog.

Viola.com, by Allan M. Lee. Extensive links.

List of compositions for viola, from Wikipedia.

Viola masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Practical Advice. Viola/violin maintenance, shipping, & other tips from Corilon.

Interview with Michael Tree, by Hans Jensen.

Violinist in Balance. Photos, videos, and descriptions of ways to achieve an easeful violin (viola) technique.

Internet resources for violin/viola students, from BestStudentViolins.com.

NobleViola.com. "Life on the working end of the viola." By Charles Noble.

Violin Bridges. “Online photographic archive of violin, viola and cello bridges.”

International Viola Society.
New York Viola Society.
Canadian Viola Society.

The Primrose International Viola Archive at Brigham Young University.

Violin (viola) acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe of the Univ. of New South Wales.

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Violin Resources

Also see Strings Resources.

Free scores of compositions featuring violin, from the Internet Music Score Library Project. Also search under composer, title, or genre. More sources for scores are listed on the Practice page.

Violin masterclass videos on YouTube.com.

Violinist.com. Resources, forums, interviews.

Practical Advice. Violin maintenance, shipping, and other tips from Corilon.
Violin Society of America. "Promoting the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows."

The Violin Forum. The Violin Site.

Internet resources for violin/viola students, from BestStudentViolins.com.
Free violin books for download and online viewing. Courtesy of Archive.org.

World Violinist Links.

Information about Stradivarius and other renowned violin makers on the website of the Smithsonian Institution.

MusicTeachersHelper.com. Create a teaching studio website, handle scheduling online, accept credit card payments, and more. Free trial.

Violinist in Balance. Ways to achieve an easeful violin technique.
Violin lessons in multimedia, by Prof. Fintan Murphy, Monash Univ., Melbourne.

"Preventing and treating violin-related injury." Interview with physical therapist Diana Rumrill on Violinist.com. Also see the Wellness page.

BowedElectricity.com. "Electric violin players, makers, and resources."

Sibelius Violin Competition.
The David Oistrakh competition.
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

Fiddling Around the World. Articles and links.
Fiddle Forum. Fiddle and alternative strings.

American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.
Violin Bridges. “Online photographic archive of violin, viola and cello bridges.”

Violin acoustics, by Prof. Joe Wolfe of the University of New South Wales.

Books for violinists
The Contemporary Violin: Extended Performance Techniques, by Allen and Patricia Strange (Scarecrow Press, 2001).
Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries, by Robin Stowell (Cambridge, 1990).
Klezmer Fiddle: A How-To Guide (Oxford, 2008).

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