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guide to resources for music research, both in the Blume Library and online
Includes biographies, reviews, discographies, song credits, descriptions of musical genres and lists of artists that fall in the genre, etc. Music categories include pop/rock, jazz, r&b, rap, country, blues, electronic, latin, reggae, international, and classical.
project to build a "searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes." Users can search for tunes by playing on digital piano keyboards, whistling or singing into a microphone, or tapping out a rhythm using their keyboard.
A great resource for audio content on music topic produced by National Public Radio. Resources include analysis, interviews, music, live concerts, streaming music feeds, etc. The content is searchable and can either be downloaded or streamed.
"As of March 2016, the resource hosts public-domain scores of more than 22,200 choral and vocal works by 2,600-plus composers. Users may easily search by composer and title and can conduct broader searches using pull-down options to select specific score categories, including sacred and secular genres, voicing, and accompaniment. " (quote Choice August 2016 review)
Online collection of musical scores. The goal of the wiki is "to is to create a virtual library containing all public domain music, as well as music from composers who are willing to share their work with the world without charge." The site is searchable. Scores are available as PDF downloads. Also includes some MP3 audio files from performers who contributed their performances to the site.
Free online access of digitized material from the Philharmonic archive. The Leonard Berstein era (1943-1970) material is projected to be completed by 2012. Resources include programs, scores, images, business documents, and will also include video and audio files.
Central place for the documentation of music primary sources. Choose the limit "Digital Copies Only" to find digitized items. Independent national working groups at libraries and archives in many countries worldwide catalog historical musical sources: music prints, music manuscripts, libretti, and theoretical writings about music. The results are edited and published by RISM.
Portal to music offered the Smithsonian's non-profit record label. Includes a searchable database where you can preview tracks and then pay if you want the complete recording. Website also includes streaming audio by topic, artist information, Folkways Magazine, podcasts, etc.
Public radio rock and roll talk show on Chicago Public Radio station WBEZ. The show includes music news, interviews and performances, music criticism, and listener commentary. Weekly podcast and archives available for free.