2022 note: CM may nearly be a dead project, so I'm publishing this more for myself.
I’ve been getting reacquainted with Common Music and Grace for
the past few weeks, looking at old pieces I create in CM 1.4 and
porting them as I go to CM 3.9. I’ll be keeping some notes here which
may morph into posts on a separate blog/forum/site dedicated to CM.
For now, here are the relevant online resources I’ve been able to identify:
Specific to Common Music:
Main Common Music page
Common Music Dictionary
The CM Dist Mailing List
Taube’s Notes from the MetaLevel is best acquired through Amazon AFAIK
Csound Journal article on CM/Grace
For oldtimers like me, the pre-2002 cmdist archives can be useful
Grace builds are archived here. I had a problem with the latest Mac build available through the App Store, but found a working package here.
Scheme and other relevant resources:
Schemers.org - hub of the online Scheme community. CM is an extension of Scheme, which in turn is a dialect of Lisp.
One python programmer’s notes on learning scheme. He’s a good writer so it’s a fun read.
Main S7 page - S7 is an extension of Scheme which CM leverages.
Two free books! The Scheme Programming Language and Practical Common Lisp