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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
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All Things Strings - informational site for violin, viola, cello, and bass enthusiasts
Classical Net - basic classical repertoire, CD guide, composers and a reading room
Composers Datebook - a daily two-minute program designed to inform, engage, and entertain listeners with info about composers of the past and present.
Mobile Chamber Music Society
Mobile Piano Ensemble
Mississippi Symphony Orchestra - Jackson, MS
Pensacola Opera - Pensacola, FL
Percussion Information - provides current info about percussion instruments
Pensacola Symphony Orchestra
The Silvis Woodshed
The String Pedagogy Notebook - resource for teachers and performers
Celtic Connections - Public Radio's Weekly Hour of Music From the Celtic Traditions
Cyber Hymnal - over 2500 hymns and gospel songs with words and sound
Music Force - hard to find Contemporary Christian Music
Musical Traditions - detailed reviews of the latest folk music releases
Alys Stephens Center - Birmingham
French Quarter Festival
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Pollstar -- The Concert Hotwire
RadioLovers.com - Old Time Radio Shows - Listen to Old Time Radio Shows for Free Online
Jazz Roots - a wealth of info on the Roots of Jazz including pictures, bios, links, etc.
Jazz Society of Pensacola - Pensacola, FL
Red Hot Jazz - the place to study and enjoy the music of the early New Orleans
Research and Education
Carnegie Hall Performance History Search - contains records of 50,000 events, both musical and non-musical, that occurred in the public performance spaces of Carnegie Hall from its opening in 1891 to present. Records from 1891-1941 are now available with more than 12,500 events covered. Additional data will be released on a regular basis. Searches can be made by keyword, composer, work, performer, date, or date range. Results can be filtered by venue and genre, and search results can be saved or shared through a link or exported to a PDF.
Music Education - learn about the instruments, how to read music and more
The Electric Guitar - From the Smithsonian's Lemuelson Center, this exhibit features instruments that illustrate how innovative makers and players combined the guitar with a pickup and amplifier to create a new instrument and a new sound that profoundly changed popular music
Music For the Nation: American Sheet Music 1820-1860; 1870-1885 - over 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music
Musical Timeline Rock - a timeline of rock music.
Oldies Music - a fun site with music, artists, songs, links and fun stuff
Pandora.com - create your own FREE internet radio stations based on the kinds of music YOU like, not some media conglomerate. Pandora asks for your favorite artist or song and streams continual music to you personally using the Music Genome Project. You can accept and reject songs, create several radio stations and add stations by musical genre so you can listen to what you are in the mood for, or you can just add artists to your station and get a mix. If you don't like the ads you can subscribe to an ad-free version.
The Rolling Stone - the definitive rock and roll magazine
BMI - The Music Performing Rights Organization, search songs, songwriters, etc.
California Albums - Shop for your favorite vinyl online!
Musicians' Friend - direct mail gear
Rockaway Records - Online store for music collectibles
RootsWorld - THE online magazine of roots and fork music including articles, reviews, festivals, interviews and a searchable archive
Ladyslipper Music - find the best in Women's Music!