Music Reference Resources - Ethnomusicology/World Music
The distinction between these two terms is somewhat blurred-sources are therefore offered in one location.
The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, advisory editors, Nettl and Stone (1998-2002).
Ref. ML100 .G16, vs. 1-10. Music Library and Tutt Library
Each volume treats a different region of the world in several articles per volume. A sound CD accompanies each volume. The final volume includes a bibliography, discography, and filmography for each region treated by the preceeding volumes, as well as a glossary covering all volumes. The only printed source of its kind!
World Music: The Rough Guide, edited by Broughton, Ellingham, and Trillo.
Ref. ML102 .W67 W 67 1999 vs.1-2. Tutt Library
“An A-Z of the music, musicians, and discs”. Volume 1: Africa, Europe, Middle East. Volume 2: Latin and North America, Carribbean, India, Asia, and the Pacific.
Ethnomusicology Research-A Select Annotated Bibliography, by Schuursma (1992).
Ref. ML128 .E8 S4 1992 Tutt Library
Sources are divided into the following categories: History of Ethnomusicology, Theory and Method, Fieldwork Methods and Techniques, Musical Analysis, Sources from Related Fields.
Hindustani Raga-s Index: bibliographical references on descriptions, compositions and vistara-s of Hindustani raga-s based on selected major contemporary works in Devanagari, by Moutal (1991).
Ref. ML128 .R3 M6 1991 Tutt Library
Ragas sorted by description and composition.
North American Indian Music-A Guide to Published Sources and Selected Recordings, by Keeling (1997).
Ref. ML128 .F75 K44 1997 Tutt Library
Sources organized by region. Includes indexes of author, tribes and language, and subject.
The Resource Book of Jewish Music-A Bibliographical and Topical Guide to the Book and Journal Literature and Program Materials, compiled by Heskes (1985).
Ref. ML128 .J4 H48 1985
A bibliographic tool for the study of Jewish music. It provides reference for musicians, scholars, and the general public.
Cuban Music from A to Z, by Orovio (2004).
Ref. ML 106 .C8 O7613 2004 Tutt Library
A concise dictionary of these musicians and their terms and tools.
Chinese Music-An Annotated Bibliography, by Lieberman (1970).
Ref. ML120 .C5 L5 1970
Includes materials on Chinese music, dance, and drama in Western languages.
An Annotated Bibliography of Korean Music, by Song (1971).
Ref. ML120 .K7 S6
Includes book, journal articles, essays, chapters, reviews in Korean and other languages.
Encyclopedia of World Pop Music 1980-2001, by Jeffries (2003).
Ref. ML 102 .P66 J44 2003 Tutt Library
Short biographies on artists, group. Appendices list entries by country and list music awards. Brief bibliography included.
Ethnomusicology, Folk Music, and World Music Contents, maintained by University of Washington Music Library.
A comprehensive portal with links to sites that cover Organizations, Institutions, Archives, Research Centers; Bibliography, Periodicals & Online Publications; Recordings, Anglo-American Folksong, Native American Music, Musics of several continents, and Dance.
Worldwide Internet Music Resources-National, International, and World Music, gathered by the Indiana University Cook Music Library.
Provides links to many useful sources.
Ethnomusicology Musical Instrument Collection, from the University of Washington Ethnomusicology Division Archives (1998-2004).
“This digital exhibit features photographs of traditional musical instruments from around the world…descriptions of images include instrument name, description, donor, and country of origin. Searchable by instrument type, geographic region, and keyword.”
Grinnell College Music Instrument Collection
Images and information on musical instruments from around the world.
Browsable by cultures and instruments. Contains loads of information on world rhythm and percussion instruments. Links to discussion forums and profiles of musicians.
American Gamelan Institute (AGI)
“Gamelan music of all kinds, in Indonesia and around the world, is supported and documented by the American Gamelan Institute, an organization devoted to publishing, recording, distributing, and making available information on all aspects of Indonesian performing arts and their international counterparts. AGI carries scores, recordings, videos, monographs, writings and other works by hundreds of artists internationally.”
Rootster: A Search for Culture on the Net (2003)
“An extension of the online world music magazine RootsWorld, this is a searchable and browsable “small, edited database of web sites for words, music, images and ideas.” “Some of the topics are gypsy culture, accordions, Cuban music, and hoboes. Editor Cliff Furnald aims to provide “a simple tool for discovering the wonderful, interesting and diverse cultural content scattered over the net, hidden in the average search engine.”