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Classical Music
Classical Music
Andantenews about music, performance reviews, reference resources, event calanders, etc.
Carolina Culture Connectioncreated as a learning resource for those interested in knowledge of classical music and composers.
Choral Public Librarythe 3,550 choral scores in this database are divided into eight chronological categories, including early twentieth century and modern.
Conductors' Page
DW3 Classical Music Resourceslinks to over 1600 non-commerical music sites provided by Duke University music librarians.
George F. DeVine Music Library at University of Tennessee
Indiana University Music Library
Johann Sebastian Bach: Texts of the Complete Vocal Works
Performance Practice Encyclopediaedited by Roland Jackson, this is also a continuation of the journal Performance Practice Review.
Virtual Piano Museumpictures of, and text about, historic pianos.
Yahoo Index to Classical Music
20th-Century Musicoffers solid preliminary information on some of the more mainstream art composers of the last one hundred years.
General Music Resources
All-Music Guideone reviewer calls this the most complete multimedia music reference.
ASCAPAmerican Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. ASCAP Clearance Express database is searchable by author, title, composer, publisher, performer.
BMIthe other royalty clearancehouse.
Digital Librarian:Musicannoted links to music sites.
Early American Secular Music and its European Sources, 1589-1839: An Indexcombines and expands on data from two microfiche titles, the National Tune Index: 18th-Century Secular Music and the National Tune Index: Early American Wind and Ceremonial Music: 1636-1836.
Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
Ever Expanding Web Music Listing
Internet Resources for Music Scholarsfrom Harvard, a carefully chosen selective list of sites.
Music Indexes, Abstracts, Bibliographies, and Table of Contents Services
Music Library Reference Deskyou need audio to really appreciate this site, which you can search by period, type, or performer.
MuSICAthe Music & Science Information Computer Archive which is a comprehensive computer-based record of scientific research on music.
Music Education
Brent Hugh's Music Instruction Software Pagelinks to downloadable software, fully described here.
Guitar Lessons22 free beginner and intermediate guitar lessons.
Handi-Links to Music Education
Musical Heritage Network Instrument Encyclopediafor each instrument, the encyclopedia offers history, design information, and bibliography, along with brief discussions of musical works featuring them.
MENC (National Association for Music Education)

Popular Music and Jazz Reference
Center for Black Music Researchthe Columbia College Chicago Center for Black Music Research documents, preserves, and disseminates information about black music in all parts of the world.
Folk Song Databasethe Digital Tradition is a searchable data base containing the words and music to over 6500 folk songs.
Jazz, History and Black Music
International Lyrics Server
Jazz Artists Search Engine
Jazz Resources on the Internetlinks to music company labels, personal pages, mailing lists, other jazz and blues sites.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fameread all about the inductees, and, if your plug-ins permit, listen to samples of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll."
Rough Guides to Musican online reference manual, complete with discographies and criticism, of rock music, reggae, opera, jazz, classical, and world music.
Ultimate Band List
Other Useful Sites
CultureFinderfeatures listings for concerts and events in over 1500 cities nationally.
Dismuke's Virtual Talking Machineoriginal 78-rpm recordings from Dismuke's personal collection have been loaded onto this site to promote interest in the music of the early years of the 20th century.
Record Finderan online music library of early American music.
Festival Finderfind music festivals in North America by date, location, artist, festival name.
M.L.A. Obituary Indexonline version of the obituary citations published annually by Music Library Association.
Mojamsearch for rock concerts by artists or by location.
Music in the Public Domaincheck here for free music.
the Sounderya clear explanation of how sound works.

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