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Musical Instruments : Western Traditional/Popular

Lists and links to resources to help you learn more about the entire panoply of musical instruments.

More Online Reference

The following online reference resources contain information on a broad range of instruments. Try searching for yours!

What does "UW-Licensed" mean?

Researching Western Traditional/Popular Instruments

This part of the Musical Instruments Research Guide suggests resources for researching musical instruments from Western non-classical traditions.

In addition to this main page, there are sub-pages that concentrate on selected instruments.  Hover over the drop-down menus within the page tab to find them!

Article Databases (UW-Licensed)

Besides encyclopedia articles, you may also want to find articles in magazines or journals.

The following are article databases that cover popular and scholarly journals from a range of time periods and countries.

What if the article I want has no link to full text?

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