Really nice “tutorial” on how to listen and appreciate music (mainly focused on western classical music). Requires no formal knowledge of music (or music notation, theory, etc). Lots of audio examples and music excerpts are used to demonstrate the concepts and musical analysis throughout the text (which is really comprehensive).
Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning how to fully appreciate music and all its complexities expressed through sound.
By the way, this “tutorial” is hosted at the excellent Connexions website, where it’s possible to find several other “open source”/wiki-style modules of educational materials. You can even contribute to it!
The Music Ontology Specification provides main concepts and properties fo describing music (i.e. artists, albums, tracks, but also performances, arrangements, etc.) on the Semantic Web. This document contains a detailed description of the Music Ontology.
Btw, here is an interesting interview with Eric Singer (the guy behind probably most of those robots):
And a movie about the work of Trimpin:
Listening Styles and Listening Strategies, by David Huron
HTML5 Music Notation Demo
PWGL is a free cross-platform visual language based on Common Lisp, CLOS and OpenGL, specialized in computer aided composition and sound synthesis. It is programmed using theLispworks programming environment.