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Rimsky-Korsakov's Orchestration (via Garritan, via WaybackMacine)
http://web.archive.org/web/200708060248 ... y.php?f=77
Music Theory.net - Crash course in basics of classical theory with great ET and Harmony exercises!
RollingBall's "Temperaments" - Analysis of temperaments with some great out-links too.
Globetrotter's "Understanding Temperaments" - Crash course in the evolution and rationale of temperaments.
http://web.archive.org/web/200710122235 ... temper.htm
Scales and Modes (in French) - awesome site with more scales than you'll ever need
https://web.archive.org/web/20130914025 ... modes.html
P. Butler's Catalog of Renaissance Dance Music - massive collection of Renaissance and Baroque dances
Scholarly Analysis of Hurrian Hymn no. 6 - You might recognize the Dumbrill realization as the theme for Charlemagne from Civilization IV. Arguably the oldest piece of music that-we-know-of.
http://individual.utoronto.ca/seadogdri ... No._6.html
The Ear that Sees, the Eye that Hears - Now in English... more or less. Incredible resource on classical harmony, complete with sadistic bunnies.
Philharmonia Orchestra Samples - Handy for some good fun. Old, dry sound. BYO sampler.
Basics in Music Acoustics
Frequency Calculator - Great tool to convert things around.
24/192 and You (24/192 Music Downloads and Why They Make No Sense)
Music of the American Civil War (by B.R. Tubb) - pre-sequenced pieces of civil war music.
Civil War Band Music (via Library of Congress) - LoC has tons of sheet music and other fun goodies!
** If you get a chance, check out some of the original Sousa band recordings available on the LoC.
"SerpentMakers.ch" - Hear the serpent in its natural habitat.
http://www.serpentmakers.ch/n2n/page.ph ... id=9&lid=1
High Pitch vs. Low Pitch Relative to Brass Instruments - Great intro on the topic of why A44 is what it is.
http://www.rugs-n-relics.com/Brass/bras ... Pitch.html
J. Woodwark's Music Page - Discussion of various woodwinds and why they are what they are.
Instrument Studies for Eyes and Ears - great solid background on the orchestral instruments
http://www.music.indiana.edu/department ... ion/isfee/
Harp Pages - Two great old resources I dug up on writing for harp.
http://web.archive.org/web/200412082350 ... orial.html
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