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Music Open Educational Resources (OER)


Music on the Move by Danielle Fosler-Lussier

(The Ohio State University Libraries)

"With its innovative multimodal approach, Music on the Move invites readers to listen and engage with many different types of music as they read. The text introduces a variety of concepts related to music's travels—with or without its makers—including colonialism, migration, diaspora, mediation, propaganda, copyright, and hybridity. The case studies represent a variety of musical genres and styles, Western and non-Western, concert music, traditional music, and popular music. Highly accessible, jargon-free, and media-rich, Music on the Move is suitable for students as well as general-interest readers."

Open Music Theory 

(Viva Pressbooks, Virtual Library of Virginia)

Open Music Theory is an open-source, interactive, online “text”book for college-level music theory courses. Version 2 of this textbook is collaboratively authored by Chelsey Hamm, Mark Gotham, Kyle Gullings, Bryn Hughes, Brian Jarvis, Megan Lavengood, and John Peterson.

Resonances: Engaging Music in its Cultural Context (use "download" link for OER PDF)

(University of North Georgia Press)

Resonances: Engaging Music in Its Cultural Context offers a fresh curriculum for the college-level music appreciation course. The musical examples are drawn from classical, popular, and folk traditions from around the globe. These examples are organized into thematic chapters, each of which explores a particular way in which human beings use music. Topics include storytelling, political expression, spirituality, dance, domestic entertainment, and more. The chapters and examples can be taught in any order, making Resonances a flexible resource that can be adapted to your teaching or learning needs. This textbook is accompanied by a complete set of PowerPoint slides, a test bank, and learning objectives.

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