Music

Weave: Journal of Library User Experience

Description

Volume 1- (2014-). Open to the world.|Weave is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for Library User Experience professionals published by Michigan Publishing. Weave publishes a mixture of theoretical and practical material on user experience topics aimed at UX practitioners in libraries. "Practitioner" is defined loosely, so it could include just about anyone interested in improving the experience of using the library (and that should include just about anyone). Weave is experimental, and library focused but not library-centric.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44267
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Music and Politics

Description

Volume 1- (2007-). Open to the world.|Music and Politics is an open-access peer-reviewed electronic journal first published in 2007 and that is publishing online twice a year. Exploring the interaction of music and politics, areas of interest include, but are not limited to: the impact of politics on the lives of musicians, music as a form of political discourse, and the influences of ideology on musical historiography. In addition, Music and Politics explores pedagogical issues and strategies pertaining to the study of Music and Politics in the undergraduate classroom.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44205
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Music Magazine Archive

Alternative Titles
MMA
Description

Music Magazine Archive is a series of digital collections focused on 20th- and 21st-century genres such as rock, folk, and hip-hop & rap. Each genre-based collection contains full issues of a diverse and influential group of magazines. These publications uniquely capture the social and historical context of each genre and together support scholarly research areas such as race, class, gender, American studies, and youth culture across the late-20th and 21st centuries. Researchers will find all material represented in the original publications, preserved in its original context, fully searchable and in high-resolution full color.

The current database includes the rock and folk series. The rap and hip-hop titles will be added soon.

Titles included:

Rock:

The Bob
CREEM*
Fusion
Jazz and Pop
Maximum Rocknroll
OP
Option
Ray Gun
Royal’s World Countdown
Slash
Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press
Trouser Press
Trouser Press Collectors’ Magazine
Under the Radar

Folk:

Autoharp Quarterly
American Songwriter
Americana Rhythm Music Magazine
Bluegrass Now
Broadside
The Canada Folk Bulletin
Come All Ye
Dirty Linen
Fairport Fanatics
FolkWorks
Hootenanny
HOT WIRE
The Little Sandy Review
The Old-Time Herald
Paid My Dues
People’s Songs Bulletin
Singalong!
Sing Out!

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1946-present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43700
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RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (Full-Text)

Description

The RIPM Online Archive provides the full digitized content of complete runs of journals, including articles, reviews, news columns, miscellaneous items, surveys of the press, bibliographies, iconography, and advertising. RIPM is updated biannually and currently provides the content of 195 music periodicals from 20 countries. The full list of available titles can be seen here.

The RIPM Online Archive can be accessed directly but can also be fully searched via the RIPM Retrospective Index. Results in the index for which full-text is available contain links to the RIPM Online Archive.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1760-1966
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43272
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MusicalTheaterSongs.com

Alternative Titles
Musical Theater Songs
MusicalTheatreSongs.com
Musical Theatre Songs
musicaltheatersongs
musicaltheatresongs
Description

MusicalTheaterSongs.com is a searchable database of musical theater repertoire, with 11,000 titles spanning 150 years of shows. The database facilitates searching by 20 different parameters and more than 100 descriptive tags, enabling users to retrieve song titles according to voice type, range, character age, tempo, and more. Users can create repertoire lists and share them via email and social media platforms (note that lists are attached to the University's account and will expire after 24 hours).

 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43137
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Rock's Backpages

Alternative Titles
Rock's Back Pages
Description

Rock's Backpages is a digital collection of more than 31,000 articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) from a wide range of publications in the US and UK from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone and the New Musical Express. It covers the early 1960's to the present day and features more than five thousand artists, ranging from 500-word album (or concert) reviews to 15,000-word interviews and features. The database covers all types of popular music and includes regular content updates, with the addition of at least 50 new articles per week. The articles are full-text and fully searchable by artist, date, genre, and keyword.

Type
Article Index
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/42312
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Thomas A. Edison Papers

Alternative Titles
ProQuest History Vault, American politics and society
Description

This collection is broken into the Thomas A. Edison papers, parts 1-5 covering 1850-1919, along with a collection of Motion Picture Catalogs by American Producers and Distributors, 1894-1908.

All 5 parts of the Thomas A. Edison papers include lab notebooks, correspondence, and other papers and all are from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park (ENHP) in West Orange, New Jersey. Covering Edison's work on the incandescent light bulb to his marriage to Mina Miller Edison to the consolidation of the National Phonograph Company, these papers provide comprehensive access to the life and work of Edison as inventor, businessman, scientist, and entrepreneur.

The Motion Picture Catalogs collection consists of 6,000 pages of American motion picture catalogs published between 1894 and 1908. The earliest documents were those printed in 1894 by sales agents for Thomas Edison's kinetoscope. The catalogs that were distributed between 1894 and 1908 advertised films, equipment, and related posters, slides, lectures, and phonographs. They ranged from complete multi-page listings of a distributor's stock to one-page synopses of a production company's latest product. After more than a century, a comparatively small number of such catalogs remain. Some are fragmentary or incomplete; most are unique; and all are fragile. In a few cases only photocopies of the originals survive. This collection includes all known catalogs distributed in the United States by U.S. producers, by European producers through their U.S. offices, and by domestic agents for U.S. and European films, and focuses on films that received significant distribution in the United States.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/41466
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Digital Concert Hall

Alternative Titles
Berlin Philharmonic
Berlin Philharmoniker
Berlin Phil
Description

Digital Concert Hall provides streaming access to hundreds of concert videos from the Berlin Philharmonic, covering all periods of musical history. New concerts are added every week and more than 40 live-streams are offered every year. The site also includes artist interviews and documentaries.

In order to use this resource, users must first register and create an account while on the campus network. After that users can access the resource from anywhere by logging in to their personal accounts.

 

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40591
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

Description

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on musical instruments of the world. The second edition reflects the growth in the last three decades of the scope and methodologies of the field of organology. It provides greatly expanded coverage of instruments from around the world and their builders, with special attention to electronic and experimental instruments, the human body as an instrument, the history and techniques of instrument design and manufacture, performance practice, and the scholars whose work has shaped our current understanding of musical instruments.

The dictionary aims to present basic information about the most important instruments worldwide and a broad, representative selection of lesser-known ones of particular significance. Along with instruments and their makers, it discusses subjects of related interest in order to provide a fuller picture of the cultural role of instruments throughout the. By addressing salient issues of contemporary organology (the systematic study of the history, design and technology, and functions of musical instruments of all times and places), the dictionary seeks also to map the directions in which this field is growing in the 21st century, and to encourage further investigation.

Type
Dictionary
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39525
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The Grove Dictionary of American Music

Description

The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, is the largest, most comprehensive reference publication on American music. The articles of the dictionary range from brief definitions of dance styles and musical terms to mid-length biographies of important performers, composers and music patrons, to longer examinations of larger subjects such as the history of jazz, musical instruments, music education in the United States, and the American history of the orchestra. This edition provides greatly expanded coverage, particularly in the areas of popular music, cities and regions, musical theater, opera, concert music, and music technology, as well as the musical traditions of many ethnic and cultural groups.

The dictionary's articles are supplemented by more than 400 images and 140 musical examples and other materials. An abbreviations list, list of contributors, and tips on the use of the dictionary make navigation easy. With well-researched, informative articles by 1500 authors, including top scholars in the field, The Grove Dictionary of American Music is accessible to scholars, academic specialists, and the general public.

Type
Dictionary
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39523
Access
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