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The interwebs are full of wonderful resources for musicians. Here are several I have found useful over the years. If you’ve found something you think belongs in this list but isn’t, please
International Phonetic Association
The International Phonetic Association is the major as well as the oldest representative organisation for phoneticians, and provides the academic community world-wide with a notational standard for the phonetic representation of all languages - the International Phonetic Alphabet (also IPA), which I use with many of my voice students.
International Phonetic Alphabet Resources
This site, while not affiliated with the official International Phonetic Association, offers several tremendously helpful resources, including a responsive IPA Chart with Sounds—just click a symbol to hear it pronounced!
The Vocal Genie
Berklee voice professor Jeannie Gagné offers “mini singing lessons” that provide tips and tools for healthy singing.
Print blank staff paper (with or without clefs and highly customizable) for free!
Need to put notes on the printed page? Finale NotePad lets you do just that – and much more – for free! Create orchestrations of up to 8 staves, and enter notes by clicking them into the staff or importing MIDI or MusicXML files. Once your music is in NotePad, you can hear it play back, see it on the printed page, and share it with other NotePad and users of other Finale family music notation software. (Including me—I use Finale for all of my composition and arrangement work.)
For all musicians
Dr. Noa Kageyama’s blog is full of wisdom—equal parts professional experience and sports psychology—designed to help you “learn how to beat performance anxiety and perform your very best on stage. Because leaving is not usually an option….”
Musictheory.net offers free online theory lessons and exercises. Great for students who need practice at matching notes on the staff to notes on the piano, and lots more!
Perfect Ear 2
Perfect Ear 2 is a FREE Android app that includes a variety of musical games and trainers—I frequently recommend this for singers who want to improve at matching pitches.
Stuff that’s not free
Frozen Ape publishes Tempo (a highly customizable metronome for Android or iOS) and several other great little apps for musicians.
With locations in Carlisle and Lemoyne, JW has been my local choice for print music and instrument supplies for decades.
In my experience, Sweetwater is hands-down the best online vendor of musical instruments and supplies. Stuart Niven has been my go-to sales consultant for years and is always generous with wisdom and skimpy on sales pressure.