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Our Newest Books on (and off) BARD

Since it’s back-to-school time, many folks find themselves looking for new projects, new topics of interest, and new hobbies. I sincerely hope that many of you reading this are hoping to learn how to play music or your favorite song, improving your already extant musical skill, or maybe teaching yourself about some topic in music history. If you are, then we have some new books on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download), and on cartridge, that might be exactly what you are looking for!

Talking Books

Not Just Classical Guitar (DBM03757)
For the advanced guitarist, this talking book covers the basics and more advanced techniques of classical guitar of classical guitar playing.

Warren Bernhardt Teaches Jazz Piano (DBM03759)
This talking book is also for the more advanced pianist, as it assumes you know basic scales and chords. It is a nearly 6 hour journey through the technique, theory, and musicality of jazz piano. A great resource for a pianist learning to improvise!

The Guitar According to Gatemouth (DBM03758)
This book contains blues legend Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown giving oral instruction for playing blues guitar. He jams along with you, and you get to learn blues from a master.

We’ve also added a few new flute by ear titles, including: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel (DBM03557), “The Swan” from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals (DBM03556),  “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck (DBM03554), Pavane by Gabriel Fauré (DBM03553), “Memory” from Cats (DBM03551), and “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables (DBM03550).

In addition, we’ve added a bunch of new piano by ear titles that are cartridge only. This means that you cannot get them on BARD, but you can call or email and order them from us.

Selected titles include: “Clocks” by Coldplay (DBM03714), “For Once in My Life” by Stevie Wonder (DBM03719), “My Way” by Frank Sinatra (DBM03731), “God Bless America” (DBM03723), “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel (DBM03733), “Born to Lose” by Ray Charles (DBM03707) and a ton more. Please give us a call or send us an email to get the full listing! Also, you can always search the catalog if you’re looking for something else.

Braille

This past month also saw us add a large number of braille titles to the collection. The following are all on BARD, ready for you to download. If you’d prefer a hard copy, please get in touch with us, and we will send that to you.

Piano

Lead Sheet (Voice and Piano and/or Guitar)

Violin

Guitar

Oboe

Flute

Baritone

French Horn

As you can see we’ve been busy the past month! Stay tuned to the blog for more additions—we have a lot more coming before the year is through! If you have any questions, or see something you’d like to order, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Progress around the World in Braille Music

People and music are everywhere. Written music is an international language, including braille music notation. And there are individuals, groups and organizations around the world working to create and/or disseminate braille music. The NLS Music Section is one of those players. We are not alone. Last week I received a written inquiry from the Siloam […]