7 Free Music Theory Lessons

Lightnote explores How Music Works with 7 free interactive music theory lessons. With Music Theory you’ll be able to… make your own music build your own chord progressions improvise melodies and chords learn & memorize your favorite music faster by understanding the underlying structure …and it’s easy to learn with our ~2 minute interactive, playableContinue reading “7 Free Music Theory Lessons”

Free Music Studies {Updated}

We have updated our free music studies that correspond to the Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series by Thomas Tapper. This series includes a free eBook download for each composer studied, including: Bach. Beethoven. Chopin. Grieg. Haydn. Mozart. More! Including the introduction, by covering one composer each week you’ll have 13 weeks of lessonsContinue reading “Free Music Studies {Updated}”

Free Music Studies: Chronological Timeline & Review

We covered the Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series in alphabetical order from Bach to Wagner. However, many may prefer to approach these wonderful free music studies in chronological order to help give a better sense of: The contemporaries of each composer. The period that each composer worked in. The changes classical music wentContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Chronological Timeline & Review”

Free Music Studies: Richard Wagner

Wagner: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Little Plays Richard Wagner was a German born composer famous for his complex operas.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Leipzig, Germany (where Wagner was born) View the Bruhl, or the house ofContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Richard Wagner”

Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi

  Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas during the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Italy Roncole, Italy (where Verdi was born) Milan, Italy (where VerdiContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Giuseppe Verdi”

Free Music Studies: Robert Schumann

Schumann: The Story of the Boy Who Made Pictures in Music Robert Schumann was a German composer and critic of the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF)   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Zwickau, Germany (where Schumann was born) Listen to “The Happy Farmer.” Listen toContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Robert Schumann”

Free Music Studies: Franz Schubert

  Schubert: The Boy Who Wrote Beautiful Songs Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer bridging the Classical and Romantic periods.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox audio   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Austria Vienna, Austria (where Schubert was born) Listen to “” or “The Trout,” the melodyContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Franz Schubert”

Free Music Studies: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  Mozart: The Story of a Little Boy and His Sister Who Gave Concerts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific Austrian composer during the Classical period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox audio   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Austria Salzburg, Austria (where Mozart was born) View aContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”

Free Music Studies: Franz Liszt

  Liszt: The Story of a Boy Who Became a Great Pianist and Teacher Franz Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer during the 19th century.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF)   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Hungary Raiding, Hungary (where Liszt was born) At the end ofContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Franz Liszt”

Free Music Studies: Franz Joseph Haydn

Haydn: The Story of the Choir Boy Who Became a Great Composer Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer during the Classical period best known for his development of the symphony.   Free eBook PDF (at tlsbooks.com) Various formats (Kindle, EPUB) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Austria Rohrau, AustriaContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Franz Joseph Haydn”

Free Music Studies: George Frederick Handel

  Handel: The Story of a Little Boy Who Practiced in an Attic George Frederick Handel was a German-born composer during the Baroque period most known for his oratorio, “Messiah.”   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Halle, Germany (where Handel wasContinue reading “Free Music Studies: George Frederick Handel”

Free Music Studies: Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg: The Story of the Boy Who Made Music in the Land of the Midnight Sun Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian pianist and composer during the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Norway Bergen, Norway (where Grieg was born)Continue reading “Free Music Studies: Edvard Grieg”

Free Music Studies: Frederic François Chopin

  Chopin: The Story of a the Boy Who Made Beautiful Melodies Frederic François Chopin was one of the greatest Polish composers and pianist who lived during the Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Poland Żelazowa Wola, Poland (where ChopinContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Frederic François Chopin”

Free Music Studies: Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven: The Story of a Little Boy Who Was Forced to Practice Beethoven was a German pianist and composer spanning the transition from the late Classical period to the early Romantic period.   Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Bonn, Germany (whereContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Ludwig van Beethoven”

Free Music Studies: Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Boy Who Sang in the Streets Bach was a German organist and composer during the Baroque period.   Free eBook PDF (at tlsbooks.com) Various formats (Kindle, EPUB) LibriVox   Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Eisenach, Germany (where Bach was born) Ohrdruf, Germany (where Bach moved whenContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Johann Sebastian Bach”

Free Music Studies: Introduction & Free eBook

The Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series by Thomas Tapper was written in the late 1800s covering great composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, Verdi, and Wagner. Each book in the series was originally written to be assembled by the child — pasting pictures in the correct place and eventually sewing the bookContinue reading “Free Music Studies: Introduction & Free eBook”