Music Education Masterlist

AUDIO COURSE - HOW TO LISTEN TO AND UNDERSTAND GREAT MUSIC
This is the best online starter course in classical appreciation, and can be downloaded for free here:
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VIDEO COURSE - INSIDE THE SCORE
Don't have the time to take a full course? Watch these simplified explainers:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZjrBvSPdGwS7Qv1qScnWcQcqiSBlD6cR

WEB COURSE - CLASSICAL.NET
A text-based resource outlining the various classical periods and styles, with suggested pieces and recordings:
http://www.classical.net/music/rep/index.php

RECOMMENDED WORKS LIST - TALKCLASSICAL
These lists shouldn't be taken as gospel but are a quick and easy way to find new music:
https://www.talkclassical.com/17996-compilation-tc-top-recommended.html

RECOMMENDED BOOKS LIST - TALKCLASSICAL
Same here, but for books about classical:
https://www.talkclassical.com/2150-music-books-quick-reference.html

MUSIC THEORY COLLECTION - ARCHIVE.ORG
A wealth of free books on musical theory and practice:
https://archive.org/details/BooksOnMusicTheoryHarmonyCounterpointOrchestrationinEnglishJazzToo

ESSAY ON BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONIES - HECTOR BERLIOZ
French Romantic composer Berlioz's essay on Beethoven's Symphonies is a great starter guide to understanding and interpreting them:
http://www.hberlioz.com/Predecessors/beethsym.htm

OC CLASSICAL CHARTS
Ancient: https://s1.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415375357.png
Medieval: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415241229.png
Renaissance: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415175368.png
Baroque: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596414840277.png
Classical: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596414907387.png
Romantic: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596414973128.png
Pre-War: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415037299.png
20th Century: https://s2.desu-usergeneratedcontent.xyz/mu/image/1596/41/1596415102407.png

OC CLASSICAL DOWNLOADS
General Folder #1. Renaissance up to 20th century/modern classical. Also contains a folder of live recordings/recitals by some outstanding performers:
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General Folder #2. Mostly 20th century/modern with other assorted bits and pieces:
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General Folder #3. Renaissance up to early/mid-20th century. Also contains a folder of Scarlatti sonate and another live recording/recital folder:
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General Folder #4. Renaissance up to late 19th century:
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General Folder #5. Very eclectic mix:
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General Folder #6. Yellow Piss stuff. Also there's some other stuff in here:
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Renaissance Folder #1. Mass settings:
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Renaissance Folder #2. Motets and madrigals (plus Leiden choirbooks):
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Debussy Folder:
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Opera Folder. Contains recorded video productions of about 10 well-known operas, with a bias towards late Romantic:
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Book Folder #1. Random assortment of books on music theory and composition, music history etc:
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Book Folder #2. Comprehensive list of the most important harpsichord and piano pieces through history:
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