Answered By: Andrew Tadman
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015     Views: 97

That is quite a broad question with so many musical genres. This selection of books would be useful to take a look at, and you can find many more, broken down by genre in the library catalog.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Music History

A Concise History of Western Music

The History of American Pop

The Music Industry

Play It Loud! : The Rebellious History of Music

We also have a great database called Literati, which is made up of hundreds of reference books, that would be useful to take a look at, they have good resources on music history. You'll just need your library card to access it. If you have any questions or would like further assistance please call us at 231-3750.

Comments (1)

  1. Here's a list of musical milestones for the 20th century. Bear in mind that these milestones do not cover popular music forms.
    http://www.newmusicon.org/v8n1/v81miles.html
    by emilie on Sep 23, 2012.

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