Popular (Rock) Music Database

As part of a quarter-long database class at Stanford, I developed a database centered around my favorite musicians and bands. I've always been into local music, so most of these bands are from California (though a lot of them have recently made big names for themselves). Another aspect of music this site touches on is tablature--a format for notating guitar music. I also do some volunteer programming for the Online Guitar Archive (a popular site for getting tablature), and I wanted this project to be applicable to my volunteer work.

This page describes my database project, from its infancy as en E/R diagram, through its implementation, to designing a web front-end for it. Click on any of the links below to learn about a certain step in the process:

Author: Steven van Loben Sels - June 2000