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Music : Web Resources

Select Library and Internet resources for Music Research.

Web Resources for Music Studies

African-American Sheet Music: 1850-1920  - The sheet music in this digital collection has been selected from the Sheet Music Collection at the John Hay Library at Brown University. It is one of the largest collections of sheet music in any library in the United States.

All Music is a comprehensive guide to all forms of popular and classical music and musicians. Searchable by artist name, album or song title, genre or record label. Detailed biographies, reviews and links. [] - News site for the commercial music scene.

Classical Connect  is aNew Free Classical Music Performance Website.

Classical.Net features more than 9000 pages and 20,000+ images including more than 7000 CD, SACD, DVD, Blu-ray, Book and Concert reviews and over 5500 links to other classical music web sites.


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. It is searchable by keywords as well as author, subject, or title. Part of American Memory Project.

Music Radar - Created by musicians for musicians, is the number one website for guitarists, drummers and producers. Check out the latest gear updates and artist news. - This is a great Flash site with many resources to help you learn music theory. “Welcome to Ricci Adams’

Online Music Theory Reference - provides both written and audio examples of the basic components of music theory.

Ranker - Bands from Philadelphia lists solo artists, famous bands, as well as Philadelphia musicians of underground status.

Scalerator: The Scale Generator- This is a site that helps you with scales and chords. “Generates scale charts and tablature. Choose the scale you would like to learn from the drop-down boxes below, then click the button marked ‘Scalerate.’” The charts are guitar-based, and there are options for various alternate tunings and other stringed instruments. It helps guitarists visualize what they are doing.

YouTube - The place to go for free tutorials and informational videos on just about anything.               


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