Music: COVID-19/Remote Teaching
This guide covers finding music and scores at the OSU Library as well as using audio and scores databases and music research databases
Copyright for Distance Learning
The National Association for Music Education presented a webinar March 30, 2020, in which John Mlynczak shared copyright information specific to distance learning and some copyright affordances publishers are offering to facilitate emergency remote teaching necessitated by COVID-19. A brief summary is below. Click here to view the seminar.
Distance Learning and Copyright
- Use is linked to purchase of material
- Free online access (absent specific licensing or permissions) does not guarantee legality of the access
- Publishers generally permit replication of purchased physical or digital materials
- Replication of whole class instruction is generally permitted by publishers
- Publishers appreciate good faith efforts to provide access only to registered students.
Copyright guidance from Hal Leonard
- Permission to create and provide digital access to students for whose use the physical or digital resources were purchased.
- Permission to create and provide digital access to demonstration recordings, rehearsal recordings, and student recordings to students for whose use the physical or digital resources were purchased.
- Permission to use physical copies of sheet music for online learning videos serving as an extension of whole class instruction.
- Permission to use full content available in Hal Leonard's "extended trials of online education solutions". Additional trials are available at http://www.halleonard.com/distancelearning.
I will share information from other publishers as I receive it. If you have questions, corrections, or information regarding a specific publisher or practice, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will find an answer. Be well, and thank you for sharing your talent and hard work.
Platforms Offering Temporary Remote Resources
The information below is provided as of April 3, 2020, and is subject to change. Let me know of other resources which should be added!
- Noteflight (online notation and playback)
- BabelScores (site says all scores available for the next 30 days as of April 3, 2020)
- MusicTheory.net (this one is always free)
- Theta Music Trainer (ear training and music theory)
- Chrome Music Lab (this just looks fun)
- Flat (cloud-based music notation)
- Smart Music (free through June 30, 2020)
- Soundtrap for Education (web-based collaborative audio creation, also has a phone/tablet app; visit http://soundtrap.futuresimple.com/ to request access)
Additional Resources for Remote Teaching
- A-R Music Anthology and other databases to which OSU Libraries has ongoing access
- From Kristy Darby of the Library of Congress: "We are excited to share that anyone anywhere can now access a growing online collection of contemporary open access eBooks from the Library of Congress website." See the collection at https://www.loc.gov/search/?fa=partof:open+access+books.
- Info-dump from NAfME, lots of good stuff here.
- Audacity (multi-track audio editor and recorder, this is also always free)
- More stuff linked from the Tulane Music and Theater Librarian, I haven't gone through it all but want to share in the meantime (4.20.20)