There are kits for beginners as well as advanced students of music.

First made of tinfoil, then wax and plastic, cylinder recordings, commonly the size and shape of a soda can, were the first commercially produced sound recordings in the decades around the turn of the 20th century.

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You can browse a wide range of sound recordings (Classical, Folk, Traditional and Popular music, Languages and dialects, Spoken-word, Soundscapes and Natural recordings), play them on random mode, and tag the musical genres recognised.

We encourage you to make use of these freely available resources!

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Titles in this collection provide a variety of soothing instrumental music often helpful for when you want to relax, read, or focus on a task.

Symphony Orchestras and Their Music Directors

Jazz Music Library aims to be "the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz available online - with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres."

Library of Congress, Music Division.

Sections include: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Effects (pedals, rack mount, software-based), Keys & Synth, Drums & Perc, Software, Computer, Recording/Live Sound, MIDI.

"Random Songfacts" and quizzes are also available.

IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today." The League of American Theatres and Producers.

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Browse or search. Databases of Historical Recordings

These are based on editions in the public domain, and include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Mozart, and many others." Search or browse.

Historical Scores - Archives and Exhibits of Musical Manuscripts

Provided by The Society for Music Theory.

The stories in this book illustrate how Americans, borrowing from diverse musical traditions, have contributed to humanity's universal language." From the U.S.

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This selection presents a significant perspective on American history and culture through a variety of music types including bel canto, minstrel songs, protest songs, sentimental songs, patriotic and political songs, plantation songs, spirituals, dance music, songs from vaudeville and musicals, "Tin pan alley" songs, and songs from World War I.