Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. The 10 volumes include research in the ethnomusicology of Africa, South America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, China, Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.

Each volume contains an overview of the region, a survey of its musical heritage, traditions and themes; and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instrument, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Additional online features include complete indexing for genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group, as well as links to the associated audio examples for each volume.