Links

We’re in the music business, and there are so many really cool sites that help make our jobs easier.  My links page will be updated regularly, and I hope you’ll keep checking back for more useful links that I come across.  You’re always welcome to use my Contact Page to send links that you think I should add to this.

Note:  newer links appear at the top of each category.

Last updated:  April 4th, 2016



Music engraving

Gregorio
http://gregorio.gabrielmass.com/cgi/process.pl
If you need great looking, authentic Gregorian chant notation, this is the place to go!  Be sure to click on the demo video link for a quick tutorial.  This is not an intuitive tool at all, but if this is something that you need on a regular basis, it’s definitely worth the time and effort to learn.  Best of all, it’s free!

Finale
http://www.finalemusic.com/
My music engraving software of choice.  Make sure to click on the Products link and see which of their software packages is right for your needs.

Finale Blog
http://www.finalemusic.com/blog/
I’m always learning something new from Finale’s blog, and I know you will too.

Book:  Behind Bars by Elaine Gould
http://www.amazon.com/Behind-Bars-Definitive-Guide-Notation/dp/0571514561
A must-have for any music engraver, amateur to professional!

 

Church musicians

Anglican Chant Index
http://www.anglicanchant.nl/
If you’re an Anglican chant fan, then Ton Meijer’s site is one you simply must become familiar with.  The basic premise is very simple:  each Anglican chant has a melodic sequence that can be used as a “fingerprint.”  You can use this site to find the composer of a chant using this simple fingerprinting method of identifying chants.  Read more about how fingerprinting works, and then start exploring Ton’s site.

Revised Common Lectionary
http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/
For those that use the RCL, this is the best online resource out there!  Very helpful for planning music.

Hymnary.org
http://www.hymnary.org/
Hymnary.org is a great hymn resource.  Has cross references, alternate tunes for text, MIDI files, planning resources, and much more.

 

Trumpet

Monette Trumpets
http://www.monette.net/
I use Monette mouthpieces and I just love them!

 

Sheet music

JW Pepper
http://www.jwpepper.com/
Most of you probably already know about JW Pepper, but if you don’t, you should.  If sheet music is what you’re looking for, make sure and give them a look.

IMSLP
http://imslp.org
If you haven’t checked out IMSLP, you’re missing out.  It is a huge resource for public domain instrumental music (as of this writing, it contains over 104,000 works with more being added all the time).  It’s searchable, and you could spend hours looking for old favorites as well as pieces you don’t yet know.

CPDL
http://cpdl.org
The Choral Public Domain Library is like IMSLP, except for choral and vocal music.  As of this writing, there are 22,187 pieces available for download with more being added all the time.

 

Accessories

ChopSaver
http://www.chopsaver.com/
The best stuff for your lips if you’re a brass or woodwind player.  Designed by a professional trumpet player, this stuff is the real deal!  I use it all the time, and you should give it a try, too.

 

Music education

Fingering Diagram Builder
http://fingering.bretpimentel.com/#!/saxophone/lowabaritone/
Easily build fingering diagrams with this handy web app.  This is great for those who teach privately or in a school setting.  It’s for woodwinds (since brass is so easy!), and it is a very simple, yet powerful tool.  Make sure to take a look at this one:  you won’t regret it!

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