The truth shall make you free, but first it might make you angry. —Anon.
Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science. —Albert Einstein
Information wants to be free, and the Internet is a fantastic tool to get information that’s out there for the taking. A good friend teaching music in Pakistan and who is now moving to Manila to continue teaching music turned me on to a wiki for the Petrucci Music Library, a repository of free sheet music that is in the public domain. You can search by composer, by composer nationality, by period, and by type of work. What a great resource! They’ve been online for 4 years now, and I’m wondering how I missed it. I hope you can find something to use there for your practice.
And speaking of free, a radio interview I just did for The Writing Show is available for listening. On it I discuss how giving away my music books has been a great business model. It’s not directly music-related, but if you’re interested in writing or publishing, or want to know more about my publishing model for music books, check it out.
Have fun and good luck with your practice!
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