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Ethnomusicology and World Music: Encyclopedias/Dictionaries

Encyclopedias and Bio-Bibliographic Sources

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Each volume of this 10 volume work includes essays devoted to the music of one region of the world. Companion CDs are available in the Music Library.
   Music Ref. ML100 .G16 1998

African Music Encyclopedia
Includes a glossary and index to information about African artists, music in African countries, and links to other sources.

American Musical Traditions
   Music Ref ML3551 .A53 2002

Encyclopedia of World Pop Music, 1980-2001
   Music Ref ML102.P66 J44 2003

The Garland Library of Readings in Ethnomusicology: a Core Collection of Important Ethnomusicological Articles   
    Main ML3799 .G37 1990 (10 vol.)

Grove Music (Oxford Music Online).
The online edition of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, and New Grove Dictionary of Opera

 The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Music Ref. ML100 .N48 2001 

Reference Materials in Ethnomusicology: a Bibliographic Essay
 Music Ref ML128.M8 N5 1967

Terms and Instruments

Definitions, pronunciations, and translations of musical terms and instruments.


Selected Musical Terms of non-Western Cultures: a Notebook- Glossary   

   Music Ref. ML108 .K37 1990 


Musical Instruments: A Comprehensive Dictionary
   Music Ref.  ML102.I5 M37 1975

New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
   Music Ref.  ML102.I5 N48 1984   

The New Harvard Dictionary of Music.
    Main Ref. ML100 .N485 1986; Also online 


Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments
   Music Ref. ML102.I5 B34 1992   


Oxford Dictionary of Music
   Music Ref.  ML100 .K35 1994; Also online