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1) Describe the genre (distinctive type or category) of music you will research.
2) If appropriate, is there an influence from another country outside of the U.S.?
3) What purpose did your music serve? Entertainment, dance, work, storytelling, etc.?
4) What instruments were used? Did that change over time?
5) How did your genre of music evolve over time?
6) Extra sections that related to your topic
Books from the Menlo School library have been put on a cart. The cart will be either in the library or in Ms. Brigham's room. Please don't take these books home - they are there for everyone to use.
A lot of information is available through our subscription databases. Use your Menlo username and password to log into these resources. Here are some good options:
Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus. Includes World Data Analyst: one page statistical info on individual countries, plus the ability to compare statistics of two countries and to generate ranked statistics on a variety of topics.
Search several music reference databases including Grove Music Online; The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which offers more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006).
A large collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources.
World Book Encyclopedia
General purpose encyclopedia, including reference overviews, primary sources, and multimedia. Also available in Spanish and French.