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WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF
Music and Dance
PART OF THE FACULTY FOR HUMANITIES.
Welcome to the Wikiversity School of Music and Dance. Music is an extremely broad topic. This school will offer learning material in music theory, composition, ear training, and history courses. The courses in each field of study are numbered in the order that the courses should be completed. Please feel free to add courses or subject matter.
Learning resources 
- Auxiliary Percussion (Cymbals, wind chimes, other toys, etc.)
- Concert Drums (Snare drum, bass drum, timpani, etc.)
- Drum set
- Mallet Instruments (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, chimes, etc.)
- Tabla (an Indian pair of drums)
- Pipe and tabor
- World Percussion
Theory and Composition 
Western Music 
The goal of the Theory and Composition department is to equip the student with the tools and skills necessary to compose, arrange and analyze music. At the completion of this course of study, students will possess the skills and knowledge of western theory, creative writing, arranging, as well as having a portfolio of original works.
Ear Training 
Ear training is learning/training your ears to recognize what you hear and put it down onto paper. These are basic learning guides, exercises and projects to help you understand in a meaningful way the flurry of sound in music.
African Music 
African Music and Dance
Hands On 
Note to new instructors
- Proper formatting
- If you wish to start your own Division or Department in the School of Music and Dance, please use the page naming format of:
[[Topic:Your Department Name | Your full departmental name]]
- Divisions and Departments of this school exist on pages in "topic" namespace. Start the name of departments with the "Topic:" prefix; departments reside in the Topic: namespace. Departments and divisions link to learning meaterials and learning projects. Divisions can link subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments look at the Naming Conventions.
Active participants 
The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this school, you can list your name here (this can help small schools grow and the participants communicate better; for large schools it is not needed).
- Dr. Lovely Sharma, Sitarist
- Mr Music play a note
- Matt Kaner
- Jonathan Chasteen
- Robert Elliot, the instructor for the "Film scoring introduction for filmmakers (non-musicians) and the Film scoring for musicians." If you want more information about the courses, you can contact me by clicking here.
- GeoBardRap Fiddle, ethnomusicology, others.
- Shadow Song
- Raspberry - Ear training, Western music theory, many broad topics
- Nannus the focus of my interest is in African music and dance. I also want to work on making the structure of this school a little less eurocentric.
- Kittybriton I know a little about the recorder, and its part in early music, so will try to start building a course for recorder students.
- BigBear - Jazz Vocals (my professional Area), maybe some theory, Arranging and Eartraining
- Laleena 19:01, 6 July 2007 (UTC) My specialty is Biblical music & musical instruments, including piano & flutophone. Not much theory/composition.
- Aaron Walden Specializing in folk instruments and early instruments.
- Dr. Raphael Thoene Graduate in composition, music theory, Ph.D. in musicology. I look forward to contribute a few articles on Music-Theory related questions or musicological concepts.
- User:Piratebob13 specializing in Bluegrass, New Acoustic and folk music, especially concerning the mandolin.
- P.M. Dahl
- Matt Balmer -- specializing in brass instruments, music theory, and music education in general.
- User:goodguy007 -- specializing in country and christian music, along with clairnet drum and piano areas.
- gaidheal1 : I am a professional singer and pianist, currently studying at Birmingham Conservatoire (UK). I look forward to contributing as much as I can!
External links 
Open Source Software for musicians 
- Free Music Instrument Tuner - a great tool that has nice features such as showing harmonics, wave form,...
- (Guitar) Tuner
- Vtones - Cross platform midi editor
- Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor (a helpful tool for simple recordings and editing)
- Ardour - Digital Audio Workstation (a great program for multi-track recording, mixing, mastering,...)
for Linux 
- Calf Plugins - Very nice plugins (Compressor, Multichorus, Reverb,...)
- GTick - a very nice and useful Metronome for Gnome desktop