- Benet's reader's encyclopedia - Ref PN 41 .B4 1996
- Britannica book of music - Ref ML 100 .B848
- Carlton's complete reference book of music - Ref ML 100 .C37
- Dictionary of American classical composers - Ref ML 106 .U3 B87 2005
- Encyclopedia of American opera - Ref ML 102 .O6 W53 2006
- The encyclopedia of popular music - Ref ML 102 .P66 G84 2006
- The Harvard dictionary of music - Ref ML 100 .A64 2003
- The language of twentieth century music ; a dictionary of terms - Ref ML 100 .F55
- The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians - Ref ML 100 .N48 2001 (29 volumes)
- Orchestral music : a handbook - Ref ML 128 .O5 D3 2005
- The Oxford dictionary of music - Ref ML 100 .K35 1994
- The rock song index : the 7500 most important songs of the Rock and Roll era, 1944-2000 - Ref ML 128 .R6 P65 2005
Article First indexes approximately 16,000 journals and magazines, across all subject areas.
Indexes over 2,700 biographical articles in periodicals as well as books.
Expanded Academic ASAP
Indexes approximately 1,500 journals and magazines and the New York Times. Full text online is provided for approximately 700 of the journals/magazines.
Indexes 400 periodicals in performing arts, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, music, and religion. Coverage begins in 1984.
Harvard University Library - Digital Scores Collection
Harvard has undertaken a project to digitize and post musical scores on the web for anyone to use. They are continually adding new scores to the site as they become available.
A collection of links to sheet music for approximately 40 instruments including accordion, piano, orchestra/band, saxophone, violin, cello, viola, flamenco and classical guitar, voice, and chorus in a variety of formats. Also a free MP3 directory.
Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
A digitally scanned collection of "more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47,000 registered during the years 1870-1885. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra."
A collection of music theory tutorials. Lessons include staff, clef, and ledger lines; note and rest durations; measures and time signatures; major and minor scales; and more. The site also has a chord calculator, staff paper, and matrix generators (utilities). The trainers for keyboard, guitar, brass, and ear include sight and audio recognition of notes, keys, chords, and other elements. The trainers and utilities may be downloaded.
National Endowment for the Arts
Describes current art supported by NEA grants, as well as grant listings and funding opportunities.