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Music - Subject Guides

An archive of past music subject guides found on the Music Library website.

Online Banjo Resources

International Bluegrass Museum

This site is a great resource for bluegrass music, including music, history, collections, video oral history project, and RBI: Radio Bluegrass International.

The Banjo Hangout

This online community offers free online banjo resources including forums, reviews, tabs, audio, and videos.


Carlin, Bob. The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeny and Early Minstrelsy. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2007.

MUSIC STACKS  ML419.S93 C37 2007

A professional banjo player, Joel Sweeney introduced mainstream America to a music. Beginning with the banjo's introduction to America and Great Britain, the book provides an overview of early banjo music. An appendix contains a performance chronology.


Conway, Cecelia. African Banjo Echoes in Appalachia: a study of folk traditions. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1995.

MUSIC STACKS  ML3556.C667 1995

This resource is part of the publications of the American folklore society series. The book includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-368) and indexes.


Heier, Uli and Rainer, Lotz E. The Banjo on Record : a bio-discography. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1993.


 Includes bibliographical references (p. [561]-566) and index.

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