Musopen, a “library of copyright free music”, is soliciting for contributions to a public domain music theory textbook:
As any college student will tell you, textbooks are priced outrageously high. That’s not really news of course. Yet one of our volunteers was especially shocked recently to see how expensive a music theory textbook was for his class and suggested that Musopen find a way to print professionally bound theory books, equal or better to what exists, to solve this problem. We liked the idea so much we decided to do just that.
Today we are announcing the formation of the Musopen PD Music Theory text book project. I will be updating with more news and details as we get closer to a final product, but I can say we are already excited to have found several partners who will allow us to produce books equal to what exist currently as well as web integration better than any previous textbook has had in the past. All this for the cost of the ink and paper only.
If you or someone you know might be interested in writing, advising, or otherwise helping out, please sign up here!
9 Comments October 2, 2008