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by John M. Zeigler, Ph.D.
Rio Rancho, NM USA

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ere we bring together some of our collection of links on the Internet that students, parents, teachers, and pianists might find useful or interesting, but not necessarily music-related per se. Our primary criterion for inclusion on these lists is educational value; to the extent that commercial sites are found here, it is because we found them to be educational over and above their commercial nature. In addition to the links found on this list, you'll find that most of the articles on the site have links to special interest sites that are not listed here. Links to composer biographical information can be found on both the Listening List and Composer Resource and The Audition Room pages. To learn about our policy in providing links to other sites, please see our Link Policy.

Links to Music-Related Sites

 

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Sites of General Interest

  • Internet Archive - A tremendously useful site which archives the web, moving images (cartoons, movies, etc) texts, audio, software  and just about anything else you can think of. The "Wayback Machine" (remember Mr. Peabody?) allows you to look at over 150 billion web pages from bygone times. If you need to find old software, tech support for an old program, or a piece of information from an old site that's gone now, this is the place.
  • Britannica.com - full text of the current version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, along with the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Indispensable for school papers or general info. Turn "cookies" completely on or completely off in your browser as this one sets more than 25 on the home page alone.
  • LivingInternet.com - this has excellent short summaries of the history, protocols and security considerations on the Internet. Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in how we all came to be "surfing."
  • List of American Universities - Looking for a college? Chances are good you can find its home page here, then "drill down" to the music departments' pages from the home page.
  • NASA Image eXchange (NIX) - Ever want to get some of those great NASA photos? This is the place!
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation Net Guide - This is a free downloadable online book describing all of the Internet and its uses. This book became famous in its previous incarnation as the "Big Dummy's Guide to the Internet". You won't find more "bang for the buck" in any book you buy.
  • Panopticlick - Most people surf the web blithely unconcerned about whether their surfing habits can be tracked, or, perhaps, even used against them. This project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation will perform a free test on your browser to determine how "unique" it is. You'll be amazed at how much information about you and your system can be retrieved over the Web. Many will find that their browser can be traced directly to them, without any doubt as to the accessing computer. If your browser is unique in this sense, it might be time to work on making it less so.
  • Dictionary of PC Hardware and Data Comm. Terms - Computer weenie no more! Amaze your friends by finding out the meanings of all those computer terms from this site.
  • The Free Site- For the "frugal" among us: freebies, samples, freeware, counters, free Web pages, free reminders, free screen savers, graphics, free E-mail, guest books, etc.
  • The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago - Chicagoans have had access to this landmark for many years. Now you can, too, online. It's always interesting and fun.
  • American Museum of Natural History - take a cyber-expedition through the collections of one of the finest natural history museums in the world!
  • The Smithsonian Institution Home Page - Visit the museum in Washington or prepare for a trip there.
  • National Zoological Park Home Page - a section of the Smithsonian Institution site devoted to the programs, people (and animals!) of the National Zoological Park in Washington
  • ZooTV Home Page - Animals, Plants, People, Movies and More - Live "animal cams," lectures, and info from the National Zoo in Washington. Great fun if you have a fast Internet connection.
  • New York Public Library - access the collections of one of the world's largest public libraries as well as many online databases. An attractive and interesting site that will intrigue all bibliophiles
  • Library of Congress - the home page of one of the world's largest libraries
  • HyperHistory Online - an online version of the famous world history wall chart. Excellent for research or term papers
  • American Memory -- Front Door - A tremendously interesting and well-done site, run by the U.S. Library of Congress, comprising over 40 collections with over 1 million items online. Great source for old photos, maps, sheet music or almost any other kind of info. The Performing Arts collections will be of particular interest to musicians. A must-visit!
  • C/Net - online magazine after the TV show of the same name dealing with all things happening in computers. Reviews of Web sites and software, downloadable software, topical articles on the latest developments for computer users and a whole lot more. You can also subscribe for free to C/Net's e-zine, Digital Dispatch, by becoming a member.
  • Help.com - a new site that helps you solve problems with computers. Run by C/Net.
  • shareware.com -- the way to find shareware on the Internet - a collection of over 190,000 free try-before-you-buy programs for all modern computers and operating systems
  • beeb @ the BBC - The official BBC site. You'll find games, books, forums and information about BBC programs here. Cast your vote for reincarnating Dr. Who here! An unusually interactive site with lots of interesting things for BBC fans of all ages.
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Sites Related to Web Publishing

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Sites for Kids

A listing of educational and fun sites for the young and the young at heart, not all music-related, with a special note for parents


 
 
 
 
 
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Last updated: 02/04/16
 
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