Welcome to the BASIC MUSIC SUBJECT Research Guide!
study of music is a wide-ranging discipline spanning more than 1300 years of
world history (longer if one looks back in time before the invention of written
musical notation), and it geographically encompasses every nation on earth.
Styles in music run the gamut from chant to computer generated music and from
masses to mariachi to mambo. The composers and performers are a varied lot too:
Scarlatti, Schubert, Sinatra, Santana, Seal, and Shakira. Music, though, is not a
discipline entirely unto itself, for over the centuries it has influenced and
been influenced by the fine arts, dance, theatre, religion, architecture,
politics and popular culture.
The aim of this research guide, whether you are a trained musician or an interested novice, is to point you toward some specific items that may help you as you research musical topics and to give you some general pointers on how to find more of what you need on your own. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but to be a place to begin your research.
****Always feel free to ask a librarian for assistance.****