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The CSU Music Library

The CSU Music Library

Popular, folk, and world music

  • "Now What a Time" & the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 Consists of approximately one hundred sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • A Traditional Music Library A large traditional and folk music library of songbooks, tune-books, sheet-music, lyrics, midis, tablature, plus music theory, chord diagrams, scales and other music educational & academic reference materials.
  • Ethnomusicology, folk music, and world music Links to online resources grouped by subject and region.
  • The Global Jukebox is an interactive website that allows users to listen to and learn about more than 6,000 songs from 1,000 cultures.  The website is organized by map and by culture. The wide-ranging samples were digitized from hard copies at the Library of Congress and include 1978 field recordings from the Kullu culture in Himachal Pradesh, India; harvest songs from 1954 Romania; and a ballad to John Henry from Asheville, N.C., in 1941, recorded by Lomax.
  • Global Music Archive The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americans. The Digital Collection of East African Recordings consists of over 2,000 discrete musical performances recorded by an East African ethnomusicologist, Centurio Balikoowa. The Global Music Archive (GMA) at Vanderbilt University is a collaboration between the Blair School of Music and the University Libraries.
  • Hip Hop and Rap Resources An excellent bibliography from the Center for Black Music Research.
  • History & Music The Digital History web site was designed and developed to support the teaching of American History in K-12 schools and colleges and is supported by the College of Education at the University of Houston.
  • Library of Congress American Memory Project American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.
  • Music & Letters Music & Letters is a leading international journal of musical scholarship, publishing articles on topics ranging from antiquity to the present day and embracing musics from classical, popular, and world traditions.
  • RoJaRo-Index Rock - Jazz - Roots etc: The world's largest free music magazine index covering rock - jazz - roots music - blues - country - rap - soul - folk latin - gospel - metal - psychedelic - reggae - punk - world music - salsa - afropop - pop - film music progressive - dance - techno - electronica - avant garde - ska - r&b - exotica - house - etc
  • Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) An association devoted to the support of ethnomusicology and to the study of music-making all over the world.
  • The Center for Popular Music An archive and research center devoted to the study of American popular music from the pre-revolutionary era to the present.
  • The Folk Song Index Oberlin College Libraries & Sing Out! collaboration: An index to traditional folk songs of the world with an emphasis on English-language songs. Each entry includes the song title, first line of chorus, first line of verse, and full bibliographic information on the source. The index contains over 42,700 entries, and, to date, indexes over 2,225 anthologies.