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The JSTOR Music Collection contains thirty-three leading titles in the field of musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, and music education. Titles available in the JSTOR Music Collection are also included in a subscription to the Arts and Sciences III collection. Date coverage spans from 1844 to 2014. Much of the content is in English but German, French, Spanish, Italian, Hungarian, and Dutch are also represented in journal coverage. (Please uncheck, “Include links to external content.”)
Oxford Grove Music Online is a gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music, which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition, which supplements Grove's more-extensive articles with content geared toward undergraduates and general users. Both of these sources are included in subscriptions to Grove Music Online.
Since its 2007 debut, PollstarPro has raised the bar, creating a new industry standard for customized information searches, box office information, business analysis, artist itineraries and up-to-the-minute business news. This is your go-to database for everything from tour histories to executive contact information and it is included with a subscription to Pollstar.
Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
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Serial numbers can be useful in determining the year of manufacture of a guitar or amp. But due to incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers, its history is often unclear. With the help of the serial number decoder, tables and instructions are the year and location of the largest well-known brands. Brands include Epiphone, ESP, Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Squier, PRS, Yamaha, and more. Website also includes videos and tabs for practicing, maintenance tips, and a history on guitar manufacturing and famous guitar players.
A FREE archive of historical magazines with over 1,000 available issues to browse online. Includes magazines such as Making Music, Home & Studio Recording, One Two Testing, Music UK, The Mix, Polyphony, International Musician & Recording World, Sound International, Performing Musician, Electronics & Music Maker, Music Technology, Sound On Sound, Recording Musician, Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, In Tune, Micro Music, Phaze 1, Sound Engineer, Sound Engineer and Producer, Sound On Stage, Total Music, and Synapse ranging from 1975 to present day.
The Spirituals Database offers searchable access to recorded track information for concert Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo Classical vocalists. The resource contains a selection from a century of historic and contemporary concert spiritual recordings produced on compact discs, long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) albums, 78 rpm records, 45 rpm discs, audio cassettes and streamed audio files, as well as demonstration recordings from musical score collections.