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Find links for blanks staff paper, tone row generators, and other helpful musical tools
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    • Blank Music Paper (University of Virginia)
      PDF files of blank staff paper
    • Noteflight
      "an online music writing application that lets you create, view, print and hear music notation with professional quality, right in your web browser"
    • Partifi
      Partifi is a tool for turning complete scores into parts. Choose from scores uploaded to IMSLP or upload your own PDF.


    • Blank Music Paper (University of Virginia)
      PDF files of blank staff paper
    • A Counterpoint Tutor
      "a collection of web pages which presents an introduction to Species Counterpoint, based on J.J.Fux's Gradus Ad Parnassus (1725)" as well as overviews of basic music theory
    • Interactive Circle of Fifths
      "The Interactive Circle of Fifths ("the Circle" for short) is a tool designed to help musicians to: figure out the key of a piece of music, easily transpose music to a different key, compose new music, [and] understand key signatures, scales, and modes"
    • Music Theory Tools
      calculators for accidentals, intervals, chords, analyses, and matrices

    Awesome Links

    "That Was Easy," by Beth Hoffman, CC License 2.0

    Welcome to our Awesome Links page. These tools are all free and designed to make a musician's life easier.

    General Reference

    Name that Tune

    • Electronic Dictionary of Musical Themes
      a multimedia version of Barlow and Morgenstern's Dictionary of Musical Themes; search by composer, note (solfeggio), or category of music and hear MIDI versions of common themes from the Western canon
    • The Hymn Tune Index
      "The HTI database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date."
    • Midomi
      Sing or play a tune into your computer's microphone to identify songs.
    • Musipedia Music Search
      Search for tunes by playing them on a virtual piano keyboard, whistling or humming into your computer's microphone, tapping the rhythm on your computer's keyboard, or entering the melodic contour.
    • Songtapper
      Search by rhythm for well-known tunes and get a list of possible matches.
    • WhoSampled
      Trace who sampled which artists and songs.
    • Shazam
      App to help you identify ambient music from commercial releases (doesn't work with live music
    • SoundHound
      An app that allows you to query by singing to identify ambient commercial music

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    Playlist it

    • Minilogs
      "Playlist the Web!" With Minilogs, you can gather links from a number of different sources (YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud,, and more) and generate a playlist to share with the world.

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