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A resource through which visitors can explore the world of acoustic musical instruments. Including standard Western instruments used in music making today throughout the cosmopolitan world, earlier historic forms of many of these same instruments, and a generous sampling of instruments used in musical traditions around the non-Western world.
Oxford Music Online is the gateway offering users the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains the Oxford Companion to Music (revised 2011), the Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006), and Colin Larkin's landmark Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006).
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