Welcome To The Parlor Songs Academy

The Parlor Songs Academy has been founded as a part of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Movement. According to the American Council on Education, “Higher education institutions worldwide are joining an emerging movement to provide universal and free access to digital educational content through OER”. You can learn at your own pace by browsing through our over 130 articles about America's music and read about the songs and narratives about the various aspects of our music.

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Want a piece of America's musical heritage? Here you can purchase our CDs, download MP3 files, order sheet music reproductions and we even have some free screen savers for you..

Experience Tin Pan Alley in your own home. Our CDs contain hours of music and the sheet music reproductions bring the beauty of Tin Pan Alley days to your piano bench. Suitable for framing.


Read about America's music. A compilation of special articles about aspects of American popular song that helps define and clarify the origins of the music that is uniquely American. Also included is a listing of biographical articles about some of the songwriters who helped define American song.
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If want to learn more about America's music, our site is full Layton Turnerof hundreds of articles about America's music and we also have a special page of composer biographies of hundreds of the famous and not so famous composers who made America's music what it was and is today. Be sure to explore our site for more learning and entertainment. See our Site Map for a quick view of all our articles or our directory of past issues. We are now in our 17th year and pioneered this type of site on the net. Click "Read More" to read about the Parlor Songs Academy, our history and development.

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