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Open Educational Resources (OER) by Subject: Music


Music Appreciation
  • Understanding Music: Past and Present (Galileo)
  • Music Appreciation: Its Language, History and Culture (openstax) Introduction to works representative of a variety of music traditions. These include the repertoires of Western Europe from the Middle Ages through the present; of the United States, including art music, jazz, folk, rock, musical theater; and from at least two non-Western world areas.
  • Music Appreciation (Lumen Learning)  An exposition of the philosophy, principles, and materials of music from the Baroque Period to contemporary period with illustrative examples from the Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period, Contemporary Classical Music and Popular Music.
Music Theory
  • Open Music Theory (OMT) An open-source, interactive, online “text”book for college-level music theory courses. Supports active student engagement with music in the theory classroom.

Course Materials

Sound Files


Content included in the OER by Subject Research Guide by Skyline Library is licensed CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise indicated.