This list is for sharing of public domain songs and information to help determine if songs are in the public domain. For those who want to perform or create new renditions of songs based on public domain or traditional songs, it can be difficult to determine your legal rights and whether or not you're accidentally violating a copyright. This list will allow music enthusiasts to discuss the situation, to share public domain references to music, public domain music resources and to share public domain versions of songs in ABC or other ASCII notations. We will also discuss open source and freeware software tools available that will play or create music. This list is open to all ages so all discussion and material needs to be suitable for any age group.
Keywords: public domain, copyright laws, free sheet music, lyrics, chords, melodies, piano, guitar, choral, voice, singing, acapella, ABC notation, MusicXML, MusicTex, Lilypond, Karaoke MIDI, folk tunes, traditional music, classical music