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Encyclopedia of African American Music
"Showcases all facets of African American music including folk, religious, concert and popular styles."
Encyclopedia of Popular Music
Covers "all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music. The expanded Fourth Edition includes thousands of new entries on trends, styles, record labels, venues, and music festivals. Key dates, biographies, and further reading are provided for artists covered, along with complete discographies that include record labels, release dates, and a 5-star album rating system.quot;
Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes regional overviews, with surveys of musical heritage, traditions and themes, as well as descriptions of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Electronic version of the 10 volume print resource.
Musipedia: the Open Music Encyclopedia
A searchable, editable, and expandable collection of tunes, melodies, and musical themes. In order to make the encyclopedia searchable by melody entries may contain a bit of sheet music, a MIDI file, textual information about the work and the composer, and the Parsons Code, a rough description of the melodic contour.
Oxford (Grove) Music Online [Rutgers Restricted]
Browse alphabetically or search for articles on all aspects of music, including biographies of musicians. Bibliographic citations and related links are also searchable.