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Resources for Music Majors

Beginning theory and aural skills

Music theory encyclopedia

While not precisely an encyclopedia, this is a very rich source of information for the basics of notation, meter and rhythm, chord structures, and so on. The Dolmetsch Foundation is based in England, and so their dictionary is helpful for understanding English or European notational and vocabulary conventions that are different from American music theory conventions.

Basics of Music Notation

A collection of links that cover the basics of reading common-practice musical notation.