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Music Research Guide: Music & Technology

This online guide is developed specifically for those doing research in music. It provides a recommended list of resources which encompasses print materials, electronic databases, and selected Web resources.

Selected Web Links

Library Information

To find books and materials in the Marshall University Libraries on this topic, log on to the library catalog. Then select Subject  from the dropdown list.  Enter any of the following terms to find materials on music and technology:

  • Electronic music

  • Electronic musical instruments

  • Computer music

  • Computer composition

  • Computer sound processing

  • Chance composition

  • Synthesizer

  • Frequency synthesizers

  • Technology and the arts

  • MIDI (Standard)

  • Music - Software

  • Music - Computer-assisted instruction

  • Music - Computer programs

  • Music - Data processing

  • Sound recording and reproducing

In addition to the headings above, the Keyword Search can be used, entering the terms "music" and "technology" for broader results. A keyword search may be further limited by format, language, location, etc. by selecting any of the filters located on the bottom half of the search screen.

To browse in the stacks, the following classification numbers can be used as a guide to locating materials on music technology:

  • M 1470 = Chance compositions (Music Library)

  • ML 74 = Computers and music (Drinko)

  • MT 56 = Computer composition (Drinko)