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Drop Me Off in Harlem: Faces of the Renaissance

Drop Me Off in Harlem: Faces of the Renaissance

“What happens when creative and intellectual minds, wealthy patrons, and fervent activists live in the same place? Discover how prominent figures in Harlem influenced, challenged, and supported one another in the period between 1917 and 1935. Investigate how their collective and individual voices reflected and shaped what we now call the Harlem Ren …
Subject: Reference–Biographies; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Biography; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music

Guitar Foundation of America Archives/Research

Guitar Foundation of America Archives/Research

Offers online and print resources for guitar research, supplied in part from the organization’s archives. Subjects include guitar history, music scores, societies and forums and discussion groups.
Subject: Reference–Associations & Organizations; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments

Cora Connection: The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa

Cora Connection: The Manding Music Traditions of West Africa

Resources for the West African Mandinka kora (cora), a lute like instrument that is played in a style similar to that of a flamenco guitar. The site also includes clips of the balaphone, a marimba-like instrument and ngoni, a plucked lute.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Chicago Landmarks

Chicago Landmarks

This is the official website from the city of Chicago on Chicago’s landmarks. Take virtual tours of Chicago’s buildings, learn about some of Chicago’s architects, find out about Chicago’s architectural styles, and more!
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–North America–United States Travel & Tourism; Our World–North America–USA–50 States–G-K–Illinois; Art, Music & Museums–Buildings & Cities (Architecture); School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Geography

Digital Tradition Folk Song Database

Digital Tradition Folk Song Database

A searchable database “containing the words and music to thousands of folk songs.” Each entry has the lyrics, some also have the music and an .au file of the melody. Titles or full text can be searched.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk

Music Information Centre Norway

Music Information Centre Norway

Genres on this website include: world/folk/ethnic; jazz; classical/contemporary; pop/rock/electronica. There are also sections dedicated to artist biographies, CD reviews, and music downloads. Available in both English and Norwegian.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

EMP Museum

EMP Museum

The museum presents interpretive, interactive exhibitions in popular music, including rock, jazz, country, hip-hop, and more. Also provides calendars for live music events and shows. View memorabilia and artifacts, and listen to musicians tell their stories.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Books–Science Fiction & Fantasy; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Hip Hop Timeline

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Hip Hop Timeline

This Seattle museum offers an excellent interactive timeline covering the first two decades of Hip Hop, from its Bronx beginnings in the 1970s until 1992.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Riot Grrrl Retrospective

EMP Museum – EXHIBITIONS – Online Features – Riot Grrrl Retrospective

Contains images and lyrics some may find inappropriate. “The Riot Grrrl Retrospective is an in-depth online exhibit that seeks to document and offer new insight into this important musical phenomenon.” Includes essays, photos, audio clips, and links related to the Riot Grrrl movement, primarily all female independent rock and punk bands from the Pa …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

CHICO Instrument Encyclopedia

CHICO Instrument Encyclopedia

Based out of the University of Michigan, The Instrument Encyclopedia showcases “some of the world’s most interesting musical instruments.” The database provides users with instrument images, textual descriptions and an occasional sound file.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

“Covering a three-month period in 1939, the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip documents a wide variety of musical styles from eight different states.” This online presentation provides access to over 600 audio recordings of folksongs, related photos and other graphic images, as well as transcribed, searchable text for all the …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–West South Central (Southern); Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–South Atlantic States (Southern); Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–East South Central States (Southern)

Historic American Sheet Music Project

Historic American Sheet Music Project

“The Historic American Sheet Music Project provides access to digital images of 3,042 pieces from the collection, published in America between 1850 and 1920.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

Medieval and Renaissance Instruments

This site showcases Musica Antiqua’s large replica instrument collection by supplying photos, descriptions, original quotes, additional sources, and sounds of the instruments used in performing early music.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Middle Ages (Medieval); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History–Renaissance

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

This comprehensive directory of African resources covers many topics including: Current Events/News (including African newspapers), Art, Culture, Education, History, Maps, Music, Politics, Religion, Travel, and more. Country information is also included, as is regional information for Central, East, Southern and West Africa, as well as the Indian O …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Education; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Regional & Country Information–Africa; Arts & Humanities–Archives & Records Management–Online Catalogs–Africa; Reference–Web Directories; Entertainment & Leisure–Travel & Tourism–Africa Travel & Tourism; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Civil Rights; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Women; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Government And Politics

Black Film Center/Archive

Black Film Center/Archive

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University “is a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans. Included are films which have substantial participation by African Americans as writers, actors, producers, directors, musicians, and consultants, as well as those which depict some aspect of black experience.” The sit …
Subject: Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Databases; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music

Black Film Research Online

Black Film Research Online

Here is a resource guide for the study of black film culture.
Subject: Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Databases; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music

Ohwejagehka Iroquois Earth Songs

Ohwejagehka Iroquois Earth Songs

A discussion of the social songs of the Iroquois community complete with recorded examples. Examples include the Standing Quiver, the Moccasin Dance, and the Smoke Dance.
Subject: Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Native American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Native American History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress: Omaha Indian Music

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress: Omaha Indian Music

???Omaha Indian Music features traditional Omaha music from the 1890s and 1980s. The multiformat ethnographic field collection contains 44 wax cylinder recordings collected by Francis La Flesche and Alice Cunningham Fletcher between 1895 and 1897, 323 songs and speeches from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow , and 25 songs and speeches f …
Subject: Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Native American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Native American History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–West North Central States (Midwest)

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings

The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings

???A multimedia Web site devoted to the first half-century of recorded sound in Canada.??? The site provides information on famous Canadian musicians and composers, Canadian recording companies and images of 78rpm records. It also includes videos, audios of classic records and podcasts. Available in both English and French.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–Canadian History

California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties – American Folklife Center

California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties – American Folklife Center

This WPA project documents a representative collection of folk music being actively performed in Northern California in the 1930s. It comprises 35 hours of folk music recorded in 12 languages representing numerous ethnic groups and 185 musicians, as well as song transcriptions and research, photographs, drawings, field reports, and articles.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–Historical Documents; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–Pacific States (Western)

African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

African-American Sheet Music, 1850-1920

“This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Civil War pe …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–19th Century United States History; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

Sheet Music from Canada’s Past

Sheet Music from Canada’s Past

“This site is a source of sheet music published in Canada before 1921, selected from the National Library of Canada’s historical collection. This website currently features sheet music published before Confederation (1867) and during the era of the First World War (1914-1920), selected from the historical collection of the National Library of Canad …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–Canadian History

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

The online counterpart to Ken Burns’ documentary Jazz includes extensive biographical profiles and discographies of major jazz musicians, a chronology of the development of jazz, essays about jazz and its place in American culture, and audio clips of jazz compositions.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History; Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

This site portrays the “Harlem Renaissance as a cultural movement that allowed African-Americans to show their creative abilities to the world.” It includes visual, theater, music and performing arts displays. Contains links to other Harlem Renaissance sites.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Era–20th Century United States History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–African-American History–Arts And Music; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–North American History–United States History–United States History By Region–Middle Atlantic States (Northeast)

Herodotus Project

Herodotus Project

The focus of this educational website is to document and translate the works of Greek historian Herodotus. In addition to the text of his works, you can also find extensive photography of the locations and artifacts mentioned in the book. In keeping with the interests of Herodotus in ethnography and history, there are also field recordings and ex …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–Classics–By Region–Greece; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History

Kavals and Dzamares: End-blown Flutes of Greece and Macedonia

Kavals and Dzamares: End-blown Flutes of Greece and Macedonia

A history of the end-blown flutes of Greece and Macedonia. The making of kavals is depicted in a series of photos and instrument design and tunings are discussed in an appendix.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History

Australian Folk Songs

Australian Folk Songs

An extensive collection of Australian folk tunes. Both sheet music and audio files are provided for each song. A glossary of Australian words is also included. Provides information on the history and development of the tunes, as well as articles about selected songs and a search option.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Australian History

Music Archive for the Pacific

Music Archive for the Pacific

Music of the indigenous people of Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and the nations of the Pacific Islands. Resources on this site will be of interest to those conducting research and include articles about musical styles, musical instruments, audio examples, and a bibliography.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–South Pacific History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Australian History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Chinavoc: Chinese Traditional Opera

Chinavoc: Chinese Traditional Opera

An introduction to the history of Beijing, Yue, Huangmei, and Kungu Opera. This site describes the instrumentation used in the various forms as well as the different costumes and character roles.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music–Opera; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History–Chinese History

Airs, Anthems, Ballads, Canons, Ditties, Folksongs, Hymns and War Songs

Airs, Anthems, Ballads, Canons, Ditties, Folksongs, Hymns and War Songs

A database of folksongs of the world including the areas of Germany, England, France, Ireland, Austria, Scotland, and Wales. Both the lyrics and sound files (MIDI format) are available for many songs.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American–Celtic

Latvian Folklore and Traditional Culture

Latvian Folklore and Traditional Culture

Find out more about Latvian Folklore groups, activities, traditional instruments and performance styles. Traditional performance groups are divided by location and alphabetically, and some include musical samples.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Craft & Folk Art

Music Australia

Music Australia

???A collaboration between the National Library of Australia, ScreenSound Australia, the National Screen and Sound Archive and other national cultural institutions and the wider Australian music community.??? This site contains ???more than 100 pieces of digitized sheet music, most dating from before 1930, more than 60 digital audio files, with mo …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Australian History

Dancedrummer.com

Dancedrummer.com

A collection of Anlo-Ewe resources including a virtual instrument museum, a performance gallery, and a section on tradition rhythms. On the Kogiri, a north Ghanain instrument, page you can “virtually” play the instrument.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Didjeridu & Traditional Music of the Top End

Didjeridu & Traditional Music of the Top End

A site dedicated to the ???promotion and enjoyment of traditional Arnhem land music. The included glossary of musical terms provides definitions for terms from ???Aeroplane noises??? to ???Dja tpangarri??? to ???Yuta???. An additional section includes a map with links to representative audio examples for particular regions.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Australian History

Beat of India

Beat of India

A collection of folk music resources including information about and examples of wedding and childbirth songs. Other features consist of artist biographies and a calendar of events.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History–Indian History

Japanese Traditional Music

Japanese Traditional Music

A pictorial chronology of Japanese music history is provided along with a survey of each era. Musical genres including Gagaku, Kabuki, and Shomyo are described in detail and several example sound files are available.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History–Japanese History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Asia on RootsWorld

Asia on RootsWorld

Interested in Asian music? Check out this web-based periodical with music reviews, audio clips, and feature articles, categorized by specific regions, including Japan, China, and Tibet.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Asia; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History

Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Music & Dance of Bali

Gamelan Sekar Jaya: Music & Dance of Bali

Gamelan Sekar Jaya ???is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to the study and presentation of traditional and contemporary Balinese performing arts.??? This site features a library of sound files and encyclopedic entries on a variety of Balinese Gamelan ensembles including Gong Kebyar and Angklung.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–Asian History

Africa Focus: The Sights and Sounds of a Continent

Africa Focus: The Sights and Sounds of a Continent

???This online collection is maintained on the website of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. It contains digitized visual images and sounds of Africa contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These digital files are stored in an accessible database and provided for personal use or …
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Afropop Worldwide

Afropop Worldwide

A searchable database and international music archive of African popular music. Includes reviews, news, and links to live radio broadcasts from Africa.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

MBIRA

MBIRA

“MBIRA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate the public regarding traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe.” Contains information on musicians, instruments, workshops, lessons and Shona culture.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Dandemutande Zimbabwean Music Worldwide

Dandemutande Zimbabwean Music Worldwide

A resource for Zimbabwean music including a magazine, a calendar of worldwide events, an e-mail listserve, and a resource guide to instrument makers, teachers, and performers. The embedded search engine allows you to limit searches for events to a particular city in many cases.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–African History; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Chateau de Versailles

Chateau de Versailles

This museum is located near Paris and includes many masterpieces. This website describes the history of the chateau through the buildings, gardens and famous royalty that have lived there. Take a tour with the interactive map.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Museums; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Era–18th Century History; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Region–European History; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Architecture; Art; History; Art, Music & Museums–Museums–Art Museums; Our World–Europe–France; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Arts–Art; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History

The Pontic Music Homepage

The Pontic Music Homepage

History and audio relating to the Greeks of Pontos who were settled mostly in Macedonia after the 1922 Treaty of Lausanne. Instruments including the kemenche, a type of lyra, and the tulum, a type of bagpipe, are discussed as well as dance forms including dipat, kochari, and serra.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Dance; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American

Broadway.com: Broadway Buzz

Broadway.com: Broadway Buzz

Site provides “editorial coverage of theater on the web, including the latest news, interviews with actors and playwrights, opening-night coverage, original theater reviews and video features” as well as “current box office results, show synopses, credits and biographies and in-depth Tony Awards coverage.”
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Dance; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance

Metal Review

Metal Review

Contains reviews, interviews, artist information, and more for Metal music and DVDs. Geared towards “the underground Metal industry and its audience.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Metal & Gothic

Artcyclopedia

Artcyclopedia

Psst… want to see a picture? How about the Mona Lisa? Artcyclopedia is a directory of links to museum quality artwork. It can be searched by artist name, by subject (for example landscapes), by movement (for example, Impressionism), as well as by medium and nationality. Also includes an index of women artists.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts; Art, Music & Museums–Art; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Arts

Classical Net

Classical Net

Sections include Basic Repertoire, Composers, Books and Scores, Reviews and Articles, Buying Guide, and Music Links. Also includes a list of abbreviations in thematic catalogs, a lit of featured festivals, and The Classical Explorer, “a place to discover works by lesser-known composers, and, occasionally, lesser-known works by well-known composers. …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Classical; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

The Folk Song Index

The Folk Song Index

This portal takes you to a database of individual folk songs that are listed in 1360 songbooks. Searchable by keyword or by browsing the collection. The records include the first line of the song, the title of the songbook where it can be found, and other bibliographic information to aid in locating the song. This does not include a sample of the m …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Includes information on the museum, and on current events in country music. Provides brief biographical information on inductees past and present. Other features include a discussion of the instruments traditionally used in country music, recorded interviews with artists, and explanations of various country styles.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Country; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–United States Culture

ThinkQuest

ThinkQuest

Project encourages teachers and students to use technology in the classroom. The Library presents sites created by students for ThinkQuest’s annual competition. The sites cover a wide range of topics, from sports to physics to health issues.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences; Science & Technology; Arts & Humanities; Business & Economics; Social Sciences; Entertainment & Leisure; Computers & Internet; Education; Law, Government & Political Science; Reference; Sports & Recreation; Reference; Health; Math And Science; Art, Music & Museums; Our World; Computers And The Internet; Our World–North America–USA; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help

New Age Reporter

New Age Reporter

One of the only resources online for New Age artists, releases, and reviews. Contains freely available information on albums and artists, a guide to what the site offers, and charts, but also contains fee-based services for marketers and artists.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–New Age/Ambient

Hip Hop Game

Hip Hop Game

HipHopGame.com provides exclusive interviews and in-depth reviews of the people and music impacting the urban streets of America. This site is heavy with advertisement, popups, and flashing ads.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap

Harmony Central

Harmony Central

A well-organized guide to Internet resources for musicians, “supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms,” as well as How-To articles and an article library. Follow them on Twitter!
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance

RootsWorld: South America, Central America and Mexico

RootsWorld: South America, Central America and Mexico

A collection of interviews, articles and CD reviews related to the Latin music of South America, Central America, and Mexico.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk

UBL: The Ultimate Band List

UBL: The Ultimate Band List

A large list of artists, reviews, and charts; very well indexed. Focuses mainly on popular music, but also has listings for classical, jazz, country, etc. Also contains a calendar of events and browsable lists of bands and music samples.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music

Pianonet.com

Pianonet.com

“As the official Web site of the National Piano Foundation, PianoNet is your comprehensive guide to everything about pianos???their history, their manufacture, noted artists, important publications and more.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Bloginity

Bloginity

Bloginity is “an online culture entertainment magazine”. Includes film and music reviews, tv show recaps, fashion news, interviews, celebrity gossip and more.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Fashion; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Reviews; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Music Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Movie (Motion Picture) Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Fashion; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies

Get Married

Get Married

Get Married is an “an interactive wedding resource and shop filled with tips, trends and inspiration.” Everything needed to plan a wedding including products, a blog, image galleries and wedding planning tools.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Food–Desserts; Entertainment & Leisure–Food–Drink

Online Music Theory Flash Cards

Online Music Theory Flash Cards

Contains “an ever-growing collection of highly-customizable online music theory flash cards” that can be used by music students of all levels.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Music

Shareware Music Machine

Shareware Music Machine

Offers a large compilation of free music software downloads. Categories include various operating systems, free programs, shareware, and demos. Site also features the latest music software news and links to music books.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology; Computers & Internet–Computer Software

The Red Hot Jazz Archive

The Red Hot Jazz Archive

Resource on the early years of jazz. Archive includes information on the musicians, songs and films that shaped the evolution of this music genre. Site allows users to search or browse the database where they can listen to selected songs, read biographies, and view images.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

Mad Hatter’s Review

Mad Hatter’s Review

Biannual multimedia online magazine showcasing prose, poetry, art, music, and reviews from contemporary artists and writers from around the world.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Online Texts–Contemporary Fiction; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Photography & Film; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Sculpture; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Drawing; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Visual Arts–Painting

Swinging Through Time

Swinging Through Time

The history of the Detroit jazz scene comes to life through a multimedia experience including essays, photographs, RealAudio and QuickTime video.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

Music History 102

Music History 102

A Guide to Western Composers and Their Music. Experience Western musical history through information on the thirty-some odd composers chosen as representative of the great music, styles, and trends in music history.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers

LIVE @ IO

LIVE @ IO

Experience the history of a new musical venue in Detroit, called IO, through interviews, sound files, and photography.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–North America–United States–Midwest -Eastern (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin); Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance

ReverbNation

ReverbNation

Explore music, watch videos, and find out about bands and tour dates. Listen to free streaming audio, find popularity rankings, and discover featured and local artists in all music genres. For musicians, agents, and venues, the site offers free online marketing and social networking tools.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Business & Economics–Industry–Publishing & Media; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram|Alpha

Wolfram Alpha quickly locates facts, graphs, definitions, tables, numbers, formulas, and other data. Use the “Examples” page to browse and see all the different topics covered.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Lists & Awards; Health & Medical Sciences; Reference–Geography; Reference–Genealogy; Science & Technology–Earth Sciences; Arts & Humanities–Language & Linguistics; Science & Technology–Chemical Sciences (Chemistry); Computers & Internet; Science & Technology–Life Sciences; Science & Technology–Astronomy; Reference–Dictionaries; Arts & Humanities–Literature; Arts & Humanities–History; Reference–Time & Weather; Reference–Biographies; Science & Technology–Engineering; Business & Economics–Finance; Science & Technology–Physics; Science & Technology–Mathematics; Regional & Country Information; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Reference–Quotations; Reference–Thesauruses Or Thesauri; Reference–Calendars; Reference–Census Data & Demographics; Reference–Calculation & Conversion Tools; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Math; Clubs And Organizations; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Geography; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Biographies; Money And Work–Personal Finance–Saving And Investment; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help—-English And Literature; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Sports; School And Homework Help–Homework Help—-Reference; School And Homework Help–College; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History

Stereophile

Stereophile

Magazine that offers tons of free reviews, columns, features, news, and blogs concerning general audio equipment.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology

Christian Lyrics

Christian Lyrics

Christian site that offers lyrics resources for “pastors, worship pastors, Bible study leaders, and the everyday Christian.” Users and can search for and sort through lyrics for worship or youth groups. Browse artists or do a lyrics search. Artist and album information provided.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Musicradar.com: The No.1 Website for Musicians

Musicradar.com: The No.1 Website for Musicians

News, reviews, and guides for audio equipment. Especially focuses on guitars, technology, and drums. Also includes ratings and pricing guides for equipment. Also includes artist news.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology

Electronic Musician

Electronic Musician

Reviews, tutorials, interviews, videos, and webclips for musicians who “record and produce music in a home or personal studio environment.” Reviews include discussions of audio technology, applications, and equipment. Also includes blogs and podcasts.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology

Live365.com

Live365.com

A Web directory of 6000+ Internet radio stations run by real people–not by computers generating playlists. Browse stations by genre, search for stations that play certain things, or browse recommended stations. You can also create your own broadcast.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music

Metacritic.com

Metacritic.com

Tons of reviews and criticism for film, DVDs, music, games, and TV. Media are given ratings to help you decide what was great, and what was not.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Entertainment & Leisure–Games; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies

Quinlan Road

Quinlan Road

Official Web site for the very popular new age artist, Loreena McKennitt. Explore the music, find out about tours and performances, and find information on albums, including lyrics.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–New Age/Ambient

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

A dictionary for musical terms. Definitions are given, along with audio pronunciations for each word. Terms are listed in the left-hand navigation in alphabetical order. Also offers some video illustrations of terms.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

Last.fm

Last.fm

An Internet radio site that allows users to listen to samples from albums in the database, and request music stations based on bands/artists of their choice. Stations tell you the types of artists chosen for the station. Also offers basic album and artist information, as well as music videos.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

Ambient Music Guide: A Guide to Essential Ambient & Downtempo Albums

Ambient Music Guide: A Guide to Essential Ambient & Downtempo Albums

Although this page won’t be updated any longer, it offers a guide to 40+ years of ambient and downtempo music. Includes a history of ambient music, essential releases, recent releases, and a large list of links to other great sources.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–New Age/Ambient

Enya.com

Enya.com

The official home page of the extremely popular new age artist, Enya. Contains music videos, lyrics, news, and more, along with links to the pages of her musical partners, Nicky and Roma Ryan.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–New Age/Ambient

Tracksounds: The Film Music and Soundtrack Experience

Tracksounds: The Film Music and Soundtrack Experience

Contains news about soundtracks, composers, and new soundtrack releases. Also includes soundtrack reviews and interviews with composers. Can be tracked via Twitter and Facebook, and also offers a podcast.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Showtunes & Soundtracks

Soundtrack Collector

Soundtrack Collector

Offers news on new and re-released soundtracks, as well as a vast database of 40,000+ titles and a tool for users to create and keep track of a shareable list of their soundtrack collections. Includes user forums.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Showtunes & Soundtracks

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media

Offers ratings and age-appropriateness levels for parents and educators who are making decisions about media resources for children. Includes movies, Web sites, television shows, video games, books, and music. Available in Spanish.
Subject: Entertainment And Leisure–Games–Computer/Video/Arcade–Reviews; Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Reviews; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

Making Music Magazine

Making Music Magazine

Making Music Magazine provides a space for adult amateur and recreational musicians with useful resources like a list of music festivals in the USA and tips for playing music.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Electric Fiddler: Home for the electric violin player

Electric Fiddler: Home for the electric violin player

A wealth of information for electric violin players. Features an instrument maker directory, an electric violin image directory, electric violin effects section, and details on amplification, recording, fiddle preamps and bows. Interact with other musicians through the blogs and forums.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments

Sondheim.com

Sondheim.com

Sondheim.com is a site devoted to the works of musical composer and playwright Stephen Sondheim. It contains a library of information about Sondheim’s works, as well as music clips, interviews with Sondheim, and the latest news about him.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Drama & Performance (Theater & Stagecraft); Entertainment & Leisure–Theater; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Showtunes & Soundtracks

Fluxblog

Fluxblog

An mp3 blog that features new songs daily. Read reviews of user submitted music and listen to some tracks featured in mp3 format.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Music Blogs; Entertainment & Leisure Blogs–Music Blogs

Pitchfork

Pitchfork

Stay current with newly released independent music by reading daily reviews, interviews and news. Search through an extensive archive of content for older artists or albums
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

Gnod

Gnod

Find new authors, music, movies, or people based on what you know you like. Creates weblike maps for your favorite bands, with the names closest to the center providing the best match. Also creates maps for books and movies.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Arts & Humanities–Literature–Book Recommender Systems; Entertainent & Leisure–Movies–Databases

Holidays and Festivals in Taiwan

Holidays and Festivals in Taiwan

This site presents information and photos about official commemorative holidays and traditional festivals. The former ones are primarily based on the achievements of the people and are celebrated to remember events important to the development of the nation. The latter ones are developed from the customs of China’s past.
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Asia–Taiwan; Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore–Festivals, Holidays, And Games–Festivals And Holidays

Inkless Tales

Inkless Tales

Listen to cool stories online, build a beast in the game section, read poems, and have lots of fun at this amazing website. Games, stories, poems, and music – Inkless Tales has it all. Check it out! Awarded an American Library Association “Great Web Sites” Recommendation.
Subject: Reading Zone–Poetry & Rhymes; Reading Zone–Short Stories; Reading Zone–Reading Zone Resources For Teachers & Parents; Reading Zone–Picture Books; Computers And The Internet–Online Games; Fun Stuff–Fun Stuff Resources For Parents & Teachers

Pandora

Pandora

Internet radio service that helps users find new music they might like. Create stations based on favorite artists! Pandora will generate and play songs that have similarities to the chosen artists. Stations are saved to user profiles, so they are available every time you log in.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music

Synthtopia

Synthtopia

This site is a portal devoted to electronic music in its many forms. It includes electronica news, music reviews, articles, interviews with artists and equipment makers, and a discussion forum.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Dance, Trance & Techno

The Record Collectors Guild

The Record Collectors Guild

This site has just about everything you’d ever want to know about collecting vinyl records. Read dozens of articles on how records are made, album cover art, caring for your collection, and more. Free registration for anyone over the age of 13 allows you to participate in several forums discussing all topics related to collecting records.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music–Collectors & Collecting

Folk Alley

Folk Alley

Listen to streaming folk music 24 hours a day. This online radio station plays only folk, world, and acoustic music. Free registration is required.
Subject: Social Sciences–Social Customs, Traditions, And Folklore–Folklore–Folk Songs And Rhymes; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Hip Hop Research Portal

Hip Hop Research Portal

This searchable database attempts to provide bibliographic access to published resources about Hip Hop culture including MC???s, D.J???s, Break dancing, and Graffiti.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap

Pianopedia

Pianopedia

A search engine for the classical piano repertoire. Users can search by composer name and nationality, work duration, date of composition, title, key/mode and instrumentation. The site also has a French version.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Classical

Tourdates

Tourdates

Independent European music site that offers breaking music news, videos, articles, and blogs. Offers streaming media and free downloads for users and services for artists.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music

Esflamenco.com

Esflamenco.com

Covers Spanish flamenco culture: dancing, guitar playing, and singing.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Dance; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

The Living Composers Project

The Living Composers Project

“The Living Composers Project is a non-profit database begun in 2000, which aims to provide composers, listeners, performers, and researchers with a source of information about the music of our time.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers

electric-guitar.co.uk

electric-guitar.co.uk

A collection of guitar music and lessons primarily for the electric guitarist.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

rec.music.celtic Frequently Asked Questions

rec.music.celtic Frequently Asked Questions

“This document attempts to answer the questions which are asked on a weekly basis in the REC.MUSIC.CELTIC newsgroup. REC.MUSIC.CELTIC is an unmoderated forum for the discussion of all issues relating to Celtic music. Generally understood, ‘Celtic music’ refers to the folk musics of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, (Spanish) Galicia, Cornwall, …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American–Celtic

All Hip Hop

All Hip Hop

AllHipHop.com has become a valuable resource for hip-hop on the Internet, featuring daily news, interviews, reviews, multimedia, a fast growing community and other interesting content.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap

URB1

URB1

The first Hip Hop fashion website to appear online, URB1 provides the latest news, rumors, and interviews within the Hip Hop Fashion World.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Entertainment And Leisure–Fashion–Urban Life; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Fashion And Style–Fashion

Hip Hop Style: What is Cool?

Hip Hop Style: What is Cool?

This online documentary revisits the evolution of Hip Hop’s influence on fashion over the past twenty years.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Entertainment And Leisure–Fashion–Urban Life; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Fashion And Style–Fashion

SOHH

SOHH

Deemed as the Best Hip Hop site by Rolling Stone Magazine, SOHH.com provides daily news and features on the performers and record labels within the industry. This site takes a long time to load, especially on a dial-up connection. It does have popups attached.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

Eric Weisstein’s Treasure Trove of Music

Eric Weisstein’s Treasure Trove of Music

A music encyclopedia that is clearly indexed and contains explanations for music topics that are both clear and accessible. Contains articles that explain concepts in music theory with linked references for further reading.
Subject: Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–Music

Gilbert and Sullivan Archive Home Page

Gilbert and Sullivan Archive Home Page

Enjoy detailed descriptions of the operas. Listen to MIDI and MPEG audio files, or enjoy reading the librettos, ballads and opening night reviews from the original performances in the Savoy Theatre in London in the late 17th century. Some of the Savoy performances also include notes and full libretto, as well as original cast information and images …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Theater; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music–Opera

The Media History Project

The Media History Project

Promotes “the study of media history from petroglyphs to pixels.” Includes an excellent timeline of media history covering art, music, television, the Internet, and video games from pre-history to today, along with an article archive on media resources.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Entertainment & Leisure–Books; Science & Technology–Communications; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture; Business & Economics–Industry–Publishing & Media; Entertainment & Leisure–Television; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Computers & Internet; Entertainment & Leisure–Radio; Entertainment & Leisure–Movies; Sports, Entertainment And Arts–Comics; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Movies; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music; School And Homework Help–Homework Help–Subject Area Help–History; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Television

Dr. Estrella’s Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers

Dr. Estrella’s Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers

“A chronological listing of famous composers of Western Music. Each listing contains accurate birth and death dates and the country of origin. Several of the entries also are linked to biographical essays and other sites on the web.” Organized by musical period and by composer name.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Irish Traditional Music Tune Index

Irish Traditional Music Tune Index

Coverage of recorded sources of Irish traditional music. Includes a tune search and finder, album search and finder, discography and bibliography.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Salsaartists.com

Salsaartists.com

Available in both English and Spanish. ???The most current in salsa news and information, …interactive chats and message boards, links to fan clubs, direct music and video downloads.???
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Batanga: Free Latin Music, Music Videos & Internet Radio

Batanga: Free Latin Music, Music Videos & Internet Radio

A source for a wide variety of Latin music genres ranging from popular to Norte??o/Banda/Corridos, to Cuban??simo. Contents include interviews, reviews, videoclips, and links to radio broadcasts. Available in both English and Spanish.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Todo Tango

Todo Tango

A site dedicated to the tango and available in both English and Spanish. A source for daily music news in Argentina, artist interviews, biographies, sheet music, lyrics, and audio files of music and radio broadcasts.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Salsa & Merengue

Salsa & Merengue

Available in both English and Spanish, this site explores the Latin genres salsa and merengue through music and dance. Histories of both genres are included as well as a glossary of terms.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Piazzolla.Org: The Internet Home of Astor Piazzolla and his Tango Nuevo

Piazzolla.Org: The Internet Home of Astor Piazzolla and his Tango Nuevo

Available in both Spanish and English. Dedicated to the music of Argentinean, Astor Piazolla. Features include an extensive biography and an audio library.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Mariachi Publishing Company: Education Resources

Mariachi Publishing Company: Education Resources

A collection of resources for mariachi enthusiasts including articles about mariachi styles like the Son Jaliscience, the Jarabe, and the Ranchera. The site also features a brief history of the mariachi tradition, a mariachi trumpet articulation guide, violin & trumpet voicing guide,vihuela chords chart, and tuning/strum charts
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Rootsworld: Louisiana (Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and R&B)

Rootsworld: Louisiana (Cajun, Creole, Zydeco and R&B)

A collection of interviews, articles and CD reviews related to the cajun, creole, zydeco, and R&B music of Louisiana.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Blues; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

The Phonograph Turntable and Performance Practice in Hip Hop Music

The Phonograph Turntable and Performance Practice in Hip Hop Music

This article by Miles White discusses the evolution of the phonographic turntable into an instrument. The site depicts the use of the turntable as an instrument with the use of both audio and video clips.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Audio Equipment & Technology; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap

Reverb Central

Reverb Central

Instrumental surf music is the focus of this website by Phil Dirt, a DJ at KFJC 89.7FM in the San Francisco Bay Area. Features include CD reviews, a collection of articles about surf music, and some audio examples.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz

Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz

A jazz resource library complete with lesson plans for educators, audio clips, artist biographies, and digital images. You will also find ???style sheets??? that describe the general characteristics of a variety of jazz styles including dixieland, cool jazz, swing, bebop, ragtime, and third-stream.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Education–Teachers & Administrators; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–United States Culture; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

The Colonial Music Institute

The Colonial Music Institute

A source for a variety of resources related to American colonial music including instructions on how to dance a Country Dance, a Minuet, a Cotillion, or a Reel. Essays about American colonial music are also featured.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Arts & Humanities–History–History By Topic–History Of Entertainment & Leisure; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–United States Culture

The American Nyckelharpa Association

The American Nyckelharpa Association

A site dedicated to the nyckelharpa, a Swedish folk instrument. Included on this site are a history of this string instrument, tips for learning how to play the nyckelharpa, sound files and You Tube links, and articles from the monthly magazine, Nyckel Notes.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American

The Robert Johnson Notebooks

The Robert Johnson Notebooks

A biography of the singer/songwriter/guitarist Robert Johnson. Other features include sound clips of performances by the artist, a lesson plan for teachers to ???illustrate the poesy of Robert Johnson’s blues lyrics???, and a glossary of verse terms.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Blues; Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

MusicFinland.com

MusicFinland.com

Resources for Finnish popular, classical, jazz, and contemporary folk music. Artist profiles are included as well as recording reviews and audio samples.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Classical; Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

RootsWorld: They Call Themselves Roma

RootsWorld: They Call Themselves Roma

At this site you???ll find answers to questions including: Roma: Who are they? What is Gypsy music? You???ll also find listening examples of works by the Karandila Brass Orchestra and saxophonist Yuri Yunakov.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Asian & Pacific/Asian-American; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–United States Culture

RootsWorld: Finland

RootsWorld: Finland

???In addition to the usual audio excerpts from CDs, this section also includes original audio recorded exclusively for RootsWorld on location in Finland.???
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American

The Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya

The Traditional Music and Cultures of Kenya

Dedicated to the recording and preservation of traditional Kenyan music and culture. A variety of sound clips are available as well as a healthy bibliography of resources about musical traditions and techniques in Kenya. Provides sections on history, customs, and religion as well.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

Music.org.za

Music.org.za

Provides information about South African musical artists and general information to support regional music as well as to educate an international audience.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Blues; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

Australian Music World Wide Web Site

Australian Music World Wide Web Site

The Australian Music Web Site is “a series of links and pages that exist as a tribute to Australian music. The pages contained within aim to become a useful reference of discographies, biographies, links and news for as many Australian artists as possible.” You can do a search by band or artist and look for Australian movies and DVDs, as well as b …
Subject: Regional & Country Information–Australia; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

folkmusic.org

folkmusic.org

Information on folk and other acoustic music.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk

Computer Music Bibliography

Computer Music Bibliography

This is a bibliography on synthesizers, midi, computer and electronic music collected from various sources.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments

Hyperreal

Hyperreal

A collaborative publishing effort by over one hundred volunteers whose mission is to give a home to alternative culture, music and expression. There’s information on electronic music, rave culture, recreational drugs, and a small “library of sound tools, video tools, and eye candy.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

American Music Resource

American Music Resource

AMR contains 800+ bibliographies, lists and text files about all styles of American music and related issues. The collection is indexed by subject-name (i.e. the last names of composers) or topic-name (e.g. Electro-acoustic music). Site is under development.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

The Ceolas Celtic Music Archive

The Ceolas Celtic Music Archive

Information about Celtic/Irish music, including discographies of Celtic artists and upcoming tour schedules, and information about Celtic instruments.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–European/European-American–Celtic; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

Accumulated Accordion Annotations

Accumulated Accordion Annotations

Links to all sorts of information about accordions, including general information, and a bibliography of accordion related works. Distilled from the FAQ of an accordion-related mailing list.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments

Choral Public Domain Library

Choral Public Domain Library

“The largest website devoted exclusively to free choral sheet music. Begun in December 1998, the site has over 140 contributors and 3,200 scores.” Search by title or composer, or browse in the following categories: chant, medieval, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic, early-20th, or modern.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

The Traditional Ballad Index

The Traditional Ballad Index

“An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World.” Described as “a collaborative effort designed to help people find reference information on folk ballads. It is not itself a source of song texts or of discussion of ballads, although it contains some summary information.” Searchable and downloadable.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Folk

MTV Online

MTV Online

This is MTV’s official site with current news, animation, music reviews, weekly schedule, buzz clips, etc. Definitely not for the slow of modem.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Dance, Trance & Techno; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

BET

BET

Find out the latest on the Rap/Hip Hop scene.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Hip Hop & Rap; Sports, Entertainment, And Arts–Music

MTV News

MTV News

Entertainment news, chiefly about rock, pop and hip-hop music. Text stories and RealVideo clips are available. Searchable.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres; Entertainment & Leisure–Entertainment & Leisure News

Glossary of Terms Relating to Afro-Caribbean Music

Glossary of Terms Relating to Afro-Caribbean Music

Descarga, a online resource for finding and purchasing CDs, books, videos, and other materials related to Afro-Latin music, has published this glossary of terms, which includes information on instruments and music styles.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Latin; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–Latin American/Hispanic; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

Punknews.org

Punknews.org

“Tours, News, Zines and Stuff About Punk.” Site focused on current punk music, provides viewer-submitted news stories, reviews, new release lists, and links to punk record labels.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore

popscene.com

popscene.com

Indiepop site. “Within this site you’ll find downloadable audio files, loads of links, and tons of great records.”
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

TweeNet

TweeNet

Includes a comprehensive database of information on indiepop bands, record labels, zines, and other resources. Also provides a link to the archives of the Indiepop listserv.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Pop, Rock & Alternative

All About Jazz

All About Jazz

This comprehensive site includes jazz news, reviews, festivals, interviews, audio downloads, photos, and biographies of over 3600 jazz musicians.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

NPR Jazz

NPR Jazz

Includes music and book reviews, descriptions and schedules of jazz programming on National Public Radio, profiles of musicians, and expert recommendations from the NPR Basic Jazz Record Library. Profiles and recommendations include audio clips.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Radio; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz

William P. Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz

“The William P. Gottlieb Collection, comprising over sixteen hundred photographs of celebrated jazz artists, documents the jazz scene from 1938 to 1948, primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. During the course of his career, Gottlieb took portraits of prominent jazz musicians and personalities, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ch …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

Punk77

Punk77

“A complete history of UK punk rock featuring fanzines, rare record sleeves, punk music, audio clips, fashion, punk rock lyrics, interviews, an A-Z of punk bands from Adam & The Ants to Eater to the Sex Pistols to X Ray Spex , punk girls, loads of pictures …” Extensive original biographies of British punk bands, original interviews, and sound sam …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Punk & Hardcore; Regional & Country Information–Europe–United Kingdom–History; Arts & Humanities–Culture–Pop Culture

Armchair DJ

Armchair DJ

“Techno without turntables. Modern pop. This site is dedicated to the proposition that pop music, electronic or otherwise, is best enjoyed in the comfort of your own living room.” Site dedicated to “electronic, independent and offbeat” music. Extensive archive of original music reviews, interviews with techno/electronica artists, artist retrospecti …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Dance, Trance & Techno

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music, 1870-1885

“Consists of over 47,000 pieces of sheet music registered for copyright during the years 1870 to 1885. Included are popular songs, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra.” Search by keyword or browse indexes of authors, titles, or subjects. Th …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

PD Info: Public Domain Music

PD Info: Public Domain Music

“A reference site to help the ordinary person identify public domain songs and public domain music… royalty free music you can use anywhere and any way you choose… performance, sing-along, film, video, advertising, business, or personal.” Includes info on copyright and public domain, an FAQ, and a song list of titles in the public domain.
Subject: Law, Government & Political Science–Law–United States–Intellectual Property; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

African Music Encyclopedia

African Music Encyclopedia

A searchable encyclopedia dedicated to African music performed by musicians in Africa and in countries around the world. There are country and artist indexes, along with a glossary of musical styles and terms. A list of links to related sites and information on buying African music are also included.
Subject: Reference–Biographies–Musicians & Composers; Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

Crosswalk.Com Music Channel

Crosswalk.Com Music Channel

Web portal site for contemporary Christian music has news, reviews, online radio, and blogs.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Jammin’ Reggae Archives

Jammin’ Reggae Archives

Large web site for things related to reggae music and the culture that surrounds. Has information about artists, discographies, sound files, histories, tour dates, festivals, lyrics and pictures. Also contains information about reggae variants like ska and dub.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–World

Essentials of Music

Essentials of Music

Basic information about classical music. Biographies of seventy composers, overview of the six main periods in Western music, and a glossary of terms.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Classical; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music

The Jazz Review

The Jazz Review

Everything you want to know about jazz, including reviews, biographies, photos, news, history, jazz radio stations, NetRadio jazz broadcasts, concerts, and a free monthly e-mail newsletter.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres–Jazz

Antique Vintage Guitars

Antique Vintage Guitars

A site dedicated to vintage guitars, created by “a private collector interested in vintage instruments by Gibson, Fender, Martin, Gretsch, Epiphone, National, Dobro, Rickenbacker, D’Angelico, Stromberg, Hofner, Danelectro, Coral, Kay made from 1920 to 1970. This includes both electric and acoustic vintage guitars.” The site has sections for each ma …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments

Center for Black Music Research

Center for Black Music Research

Focuses on collecting, preserving, and making accessible information about the “black music experience throughout the world.” Offers extensive definitions of musical styles, thorough bibliographies, a discography, and resources for teachers.
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Genres; Arts & Humanities–Fine Arts–Performing Arts–Music; Social Sciences–Ethnicity, Culture, And Race–African/African-American

WholeNote – The On-Line Guitar Community

WholeNote – The On-Line Guitar Community

“WholeNote is an on-line community for guitarists. The main principle behind the development of the site was to provide tools for those that are knowledgeable to create on-line lessons from which other visitors can learn, thereby creating a collective knowledge that all can use to further their own playing, and to allow visitors to access this kno …
Subject: Entertainment & Leisure–Music–Performance–Instruments