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Fine Arts: Music Web Resources

A research guide for finding Music, Theater, Performing Arts and Visual Arts resources in the BC3 Library and on the Internet, complied by the BC3 Librarians.

Exploring the World of Music by Annenberg Learner Videos

A video instructional series on the elements of music for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 12 half-hour video programs.

Gain an understanding of the basic elements of music with this series, an introduction to music with a global perspective. Exploring the World of Music shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Through rare archival footage and contemporary performances, the series presents themes such as music and the environment, music as cultural memory, and how technology changes music. The featured artists perform music from around the world, including American jazz, gospel, and rock, and traditional music from Bosnia, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, Japan, and West Africa. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter.

Related TED Talks

Check out these video series of educational and inspiring talks and performances, filmed at TED conferences and events.

Musical Instruments

Digitized Sheet Music and Scores

Streaming Audio Resources

Professional Associations and Organizations

Music Theory and More

Music in Our Community