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Orchestration assisted by computer, musical instruments, human voice, extended techniques and orchestration.




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ASSISTED ORCHESTRATION BY COMPUTER

Sticky notes about un posible dia, by Javier Torres Maldonado
A very interesting and interactive page with audio examples, Computer Assisted Orchestration and Composition examples and algorithms, sample score, translations of texts by Ana Candida de Carvalho and Jose Manuel Recillas and many moore.

HUMAN VOICE
Extended Study of Pitch Shifted Speech by Preserving Tempo: An Experimental Study,
by S. K. Choudhury, C. P. Singh, M. K. Thakar.

Extended Vocal Technique
La voix et l'ordinateur

Types of Throat-Singing (overtone singing)

Vocal Distress on Stage: Voice and diegetic Space in contemporary Music Theatre,
by Pieter Verstraete, ASCA and Theatre Department of the University of Amsterdam.
(pdf link.)


MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

An Introduction to Historical Tunings
by Kyle Gann

Classifying Musical Instruments
Module by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
An introduction to a classification system for all musical isntruments.

Instrument Encyclopedia
featuring the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, a Music Heritage Networks project.

Just Intonation Explained
by Kyle Gann

Le son instrumental: Production / Transformation
An internet site by IRCAM


Musical Instruments:

Applications of musical acoustics

Information about orchestral instruments

Musical Instruments; their differences and similarities found using physics
R. Tilghman, J. Ogulnik, N. Aglikin and K. Tamura

Making Noise: Extended Techniques after Experimentalism

by Matthew Burtner

Oddmusic
Odd, ethnic, experimental and unusual musical instruments and resources.


Orchestral instruments at the Philarmonia Orchestra SiteOrpheon Foundation Virtual Museum of Historical Musical Instruments



WIND INSTRUMENTS

Fonctionnement et rayonnement des instruments à vent What is Multiphonics?
with audio examples


WOOD WIND INSTRUMENTS

The Woodwind Fingering Guide, containing multiphonic fingerings


FLUTE

The flute history web site
Rick Wilson's Historical Flutes Page

The flute source - extended techniques.
Flute Acoustics
A site dedicated to understanding the flute, University of New South Wales.

Graded Repertoire with Extended Techniques for solo Flute, Piccolo, Alto and Bass Flute,
by Helen Bledsoe.

The Virtual Flute
(Predict notes and multiphonics, alternate fingering, trill or microtone, search for a multiphonic fingering)

Extended Techniques for Flute: Polyphonic Techniques
John McMurtery web site.
Some of topics proposed are: Common Techniques, Polyphonic Techniques, Percussive Effects, Alternate Sonorities and Other Techniques .
Modules by Patricia Gray (they contains video, audio and text related to extended techniques for flute in contemporary music.)

OBOE

Contemporary oboe technique

by Janet Craxton

The origins of contemporary American oboe technique

by Nora Post

Multiphonics for the Oboe

by Nora Post

CLARINET

Historique de la Clarinette
Bb Clarinet Fingering ChartClarinet Acoustics
A site dedicated to understanding the clarinet, University of New South Wales

Altissimo register fingerings for the bass clarinet
by Thomas Aber and Terje Lerstad

Circular Breathing
A Method by Dr. Robert S. Spring, DMA, Professor of Music, Arizona State University

Tonguing and articulation in the clarinet
Reproduced by permission from : - The clarinet and clarinet playing pps. 96- 105, © David Pino.

Clarinettes 
Le forum Clarinette de Michel Aumont

The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century
by E. Michael Richards


SAXOPHONE

Saxophone acoustics: an introduction
University of New South Wales

Saxophone extended techniques


BASSOON

Bassoon Fingering Charts
The Bassoon Family Fingering Companion - Terry Ewell
Multiphonic, timbral and microtonal fingerings

Heckel-System (German) Bassoon Multiphonic Fingerings by Note Name



BRASS INSTRUMENTS

Acoustics of brass instruments (lip reeds): an introduction
University of New South Wales

Mouthpieces and bells

What is a forced harmonic sequence and what effects do the mouthpiece and bell really have?

Music ala Brass
Essays on Brass Physics in the 90's by Nick Drozdoff

Tudy of the reed mechanism of brass instruments using an artificial mouth
by M. A. Neal, O. Richards, D. M. Campbell, J. Gilbert (pdf link).


Department of Physics, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK

Schilke Brass Clinic

The Physics of Inner Brass and the Acoustical Effects of Various Materials and Their Treatment, by Renold O. Schilke


FRENCH HORN
The Truth About Hand Stopping
(hand stopping on horn) by Nicholas Drozdoff


TRUMPET
Lichtmann's trumpet studies Scales and technical trumpet studies
The Trumpet GearHead
Jim Donaldson's answers to a few frequently, or at least occasionally, asked questions.


TROMBONE
Variations on the Trombone


TUBA
Tuba/Sousaphone as blues instrument
by Stefan Wirz
Tubenet Sean Chisham's popular Tubenet discussion forum
The Wagner tuba


OTHER WIND INSTRUMENTS

DIDGERIDOO

Didgeridoo acoustics/ yidaki acoustics
University of New South Wales



PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS

Drumdojo.com The Percussionsts' Resource - All Percussion instruments

Percussion Information

by Marc Zoutendijk. On this website you will find information about Classical Percussion and Drums.

Percussion instruments in "The Orchestra: a users manual" web site




KEYBOARDS INSTRUMENTS

PIANO
De l'Importance des Tempéraments : L'accord des instruments à claviersHistory of the Piano Forte

Morphologie et acoustique du piano

René Caussé

Five Lectures on the Acoustics of the piano
by A. Askenfelt

The Sound collector – The Prepared Piano of John Cage

by Tim Ovens

Margaret Leng Tan prepares the piano John cage style
video


HARMONIUM

Harmonium FAQ


The Classical Harmonium

by Henry Doktorski



STRING INSTRUMENTS

String instruments: Aspects of contemporary technique
(With comments about Cage, Feldman, Scelsi and Babbitt, pdf link)


VIOLIN

Common Violin Terminology

by C.M. Sunday

Contemporary Violin Techniques: The Timbral Revolution
by Michael Vincent (pdf link)

Francesco Geminiani: The Art of Playing the Violin
by C.M. Sunday

The history of the violinViolin Acoustics
University of New South Wales

Violin Samples
University of Iowa Electronic Music Studios; anechoic recordings of violin sounds, both arco and pizzicato at various dynamics.


VIOLONCELLO

Extended Techniques for Cello
by Craig Hultgren


DOUBLE BASS

The Online Double Bass Guide

The Double Bass and Violone Internet Archive
by Jerry Fuller

Double Bass traditional playing techniques



PLUCKED INSTRUMENTS

HARP

Harp Spectrum - general information about the harp

Your harpist - Information on harps full with diagram and parts labeled

GUITAR

Guitar Acoustics

University of New South Wales

Guitare et Composition
Ou comment la guitare devient un modèle compositionnel dans une oeuvre contemporaine de musique de chambre.
Par Damiens Charron.



MICROTONAL INSTRUMENTS

Microtonal Instruments



ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS


HAMMOND ORGAN

The Hammond Zone


SYNTHESIZERS

Yamaha DX-7The Audio Playground Synthesizer Museum
The Audio Playground Keyboard Museum came to life in June of 1992, and since then it has amassed a collection of over 1300 items. The museum is free and open to the public, at 699 Clay St. , Winter Park , Florida





O R C H E S T R A T I O N

Artistic Orchestration
by Alan Belkin

Principles of orchestration
by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov; Garritan Interactive

The orchestra: a user's manual

by Andrew Hugill


Spectral Analysis as a Resource for Contemporary Orchestration

(PDF link.)
Orchestration Technique. François Rose,. Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, USA ..James Hetrick, department of physics, University of the Pacific, USA