Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net is a free website that teaches music theory and has exercises to help you master it.
MuseScore is a free music notation and composition program for anyone wanting to compose or write music.
Here's a link to a group of French Horn players who meet monthly. Admission and participation is free and geared to all levels from beginning to advanced. Extra credit to our horn players who attend!
_This is an online metronome ideal for quick and easy use while practicing music, this music tool helps with your rhythm as well as tempo selections and it is always available for free.
This is free online tuner. You will need a microphone connected to your computer and may need to install Java (also a free browser add-on).
BlankSheetmusic.net is a free website that produces theory paper for you to write your own music on. If you're ready to start writing your own music, check this site out.
SmartMusic is interactive music software that helps students get better faster. Students play their part with background accompaniment and get instant feedback on their computer.
Students can go here to listen to music we are preparing. Students can also look up music they may be interested in to see if there is a band arrangement for it.
If you’ve ever wanted to get faster at reading keyboard music (and who doesn’t?), then the “Speed Note Reading Tutor” is for you! Designed to reinforce note-naming and ‘key finding’ skills, this computer game is a fun way for beginning–intermediate students to get repetitive practice, while trying to ‘beat the clock’ and score as many points as possible.
Within each level, there are 100 notes to name – starting with simple “lines and spaces only” in Level One, eventually progressing to exercises which incorporate key signature changes and accidentals in Level Ten. Each level of play has 3 possible skill levels. The “Rookie” level allows a virtually unlimited amount of time to finish, “Pro” and “All-Star” levels require quicker responses – increasing the speed that you’re able recognize notes on the staff and find the keys on the keyboard.
Go to this link for a list of the Music Merit Badge Requirements.
Go to this link for a list of Bugling Merit Badge Requirements and Bugle Call Music.