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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2013
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The History of Rock Music
Call Number: 781.66 BER (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Recounted here are some of rock music's highlights -- Elvis, Bill Haley, Jimmy Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Woodstock experience, and much more.
1001 Classical Recordings You Must Hear Before You Die
Call Number: 781.680266 ONE (Adult Non-Fiction)
Selected by a team of 22 leading music critics from around the world, the 1001 classical recordings featured here are absolute must hear pieces that will delight discerning music fans as well as those just discovering the joy of classical music. 800 photographs throughout.
What a Song Can Do: 12 Riffs on the Power of Music
Call Number: WHAT (Teen Fiction)
Twelve stories describe the power of music in young people's lives, from forming a community of individuals in a high school band to helping a young man connect to his Indian heritage through ancient songs.
Nifty Thrifty Music Crafts
Call Number: 745.5 NIV (Juvenile Non-Fiction)
Children will be able to start their own band after they create these ten musical instruments for next to nothing.
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Call Number: 781.11 LEV (Adult Non-Fiction)
Daniel J. Levitin describes music from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience and examines recent studies that tie it to meaning and pleasure. He first explains the elements of music in a way that is both detailed and accessible to general readers, then outlines how the brain understands it. The mind develops expectations of music, he says, and creates categories. Other chapters look into the concept of emotion, musical preferences, and whether talent is inherent or can be learned. Finally, he considers music and evolutionary theory.
Music Lust: Recommended Listening for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Call Number: 781.64 HAR (Adult Non-Fiction)
One of the nation's most respected DJs shares his best picks from recorded music, covering the range from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa, organized in lists with titles like "Queens of Punk," "My Desert Island Discs," and "Great first albums."
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- Oxford Music Online
Oxford Music Online provides biographical information about thousands of classical and contemporary musicians and composers.
- Biography Reference Bank
Includes biographical profiles for over 500,00 famous people and can be searched by name, profession, gender, or keyword.
- Columbus Dispatch
Fins out what music events are coming up locally in the Columbus Dispatch.
Read up on some music celebrity gossip! Find out when that hot new album is coming out! eLibrary provides access to well-known magazines and newspapers.
- Ohio eBook Project
Download albums for free from the Ohio Digital Library.