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What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
Open Educational Resources in Music
“musician” by Carsten Frenzl is licensed under CC BY 2.0
This is a sample of several OER Music textbooks or course materials available. Additional OER in your subject may be found by searching the resources listed on the ACC Libraries primary Open Educational Resources Guide.
Sample 2 - Understanding Basic Music Theory (Open Textbook Library)
This open textbook covers "the bare essentials of music theory. Music is a very large subject, and the advanced theory that students will want to pursue after mastering the basics will vary greatly."
Sample 3 - Understanding Music: Past and Present (Open Textbook Library)
"An open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. The text covers the fundamentals of music and the physics of sound, an exploration of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, and a final chapter on popular music in the United States."
Sample 4 - Music Appreciation (Lumen)
"This course is 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."
Sample 5 - Introduction to Musical Composition (M.I.T. OpenCourseWare)
"Through a progressive series of composition projects, students investigate the sonic organization of musical works and performances, focusing on fundamental questions of unity and variety. "
Sample 6 - Sight-Reading for Guitar
"Sight-Reading for Guitar: The Keep Going Method Book and Video Series teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time."
Sample 7 - Open Music Theory
Open Music Theory is an open-source, interactive, online “text”book for college-level music theory courses. This textbook is meant to support active student engagement with music in the theory classroom.