Music Online consists of the following five cross-searchable streaming audio collections:
Jazz Music Library - A comprehensive collection of jazz covering a variety of artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
Contemporary World Music - Contains genres from all regions of the world such as reggae, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, etc
Smithsonian Global Sound - Contains international/world music audio archives including recordings from Smithsonian Folkways.
Classical Music Library - A collection of 50,000-plus tracks of classical recordings covering music written from the earliest times (e.g. Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Repertoire ranges from vocal and choral music, to chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental, and opera.
American Song - Includes songs from America’s history such as songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys, the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, etc.
AND THAT'S NOT ALL! There's poetry, speeches, comedy, sound effects, stage and screen, science and nature, music and language instruction!
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Tip 1: Keep searches simple and specific.
Tip 2: Try double-checking your spelling before giving up a search.
Tip 3: Word order, case and punctuation are not important. For example, John Coltrane may be entered: Coltrane John
Tip 4: You can enter more than one term in each search box. For instance, if you wish to find all text with either the piano or harmonica, use the Basic search box and enter: piano harmonica
Tip 5: Enter terms in the singular, e.g. "opera" not "operas"