Walker Library is here to serve you as MTSU classes are being conducted online. The information below has been compiled to assist you during this time. This is by no means an exhaustive list and is not intended to function as such. If you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Addition assistance includes:
Additional information and resources may be found on the library’s Remote Services Page: Walker Library Remote Services: Home
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If faculty or students need access to an electronic edition of a textbook or supplementary text, Walker Library will do its best to obtain a copy. If you are having difficulty finding online/digital versions of textbooks, contact me directly: email@example.com.
An expanded list of sources for digital scores may be found on Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music.
Boosey & Hawkes
Many publishers, such as Boosey & Hawkes, allow individuals to “peruse” scores in digital format. Typically, music publishers require you to register and create an account.
Public Domain Song Anthology
348 popular songs with lead sheets, modern and traditional harmonization
A community of new music composers, performers, publishers, and recording labels where you'll find videos of contemporary music scores that turn pages along with the accompanying recordings. YouTube Channels are:
Several music publishers are making contemporary music scores available for perusal via Issuu. Publishers include:
Streaming Audio and Video
Walker Library subscribes to several services providing streaming audio and video. Complete lists of those resources are available on the following pages of Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music:
Articles and Reference Sources
Walker Library subscribes to several services providing access to journal articles and reference sources. Complete lists of those resources are available on the following pages of Walker Library’s Research Guide for Music:
Of note are:
Music Index with Full Text
NEW! Includes full-text of articles as of March 1.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Our subscription is limited to 8 simultaneous users.
Oxford Music Online
Includes access to Grove Music Online
A-R Online Music History Textbook (part of the Online Music Anthology)
Includes articles on music history and music theory.
MERLOT (search for “music” or other topics)
Free music notation software
“So You Need To Teach online: Music History and Music Theory Edition”
An article from March 16, 2020 by Emily H. Green and Megan Lavengood.
Teaching Music in the Age of COVID-19: A Collaborative Effort by CMS
“In an effort to respond to the challenges of the moment, the College Music Society has created a repository of open-access resources that aims to gather best practices and innovative solutions for some of the most perplexing problems”
Copyright and Fair Use
Artists, educators, and librarians are and should always be proponents of copyright. U.S. copyright law supports teaching, research, and learning through Fair Use.
Public statement written by Copyright Librarians acknowledging the strength of Fair Use for Emergency Remote Teaching and Research
The following links include listings of many additional resources that are permanently free. Some resources within these lists may no longer be available.
Music Resources for Remote Access & Teaching
A Word document created by Anna Kijas, Music Librarian at Lilly Music Library, Tufts University
Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity
A Google Docs spreadsheet managed by Daniel Stanford, DePaul University
Remote Teaching Resources for Music
A shared Google Docs spreadsheet begun by Erin Conor, Head, Music, Art, and Drama Libraries, University of Washington
Where to binge Broadway online: A theatre lover’s guide to streaming
A list prepared by the Tennessee Performing Arts Center