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Getting the Word Out

This blog, NLS Music Notes, serves many different purposes, but a general one is getting out the word on the Music Section and the services that it provides. But there are other avenues for outreach. One is exhibiting at conferences of one sort or another.  Last year Music Section blogger Amanda Smith wrote about her […]

A Trip Around the World with the NLS Music Section

Do you want to learn how to play piano? We have a book for you! Do you want the libretto for your favorite opera? We have that as well! Do you want to learn about folk music from around the world? Well, we also have books about that. Many patrons get to know us through […]

Stevie Wonder, Braille, and Accessibility

A couple of weeks ago, one of my colleagues here at NLS, David Fernandez-Barrial, asked me if I had seen the Grammy award ceremony (which took place Monday, February 15, 2016). I had to admit I hadn’t; I was, uh, practicing my Hindemith songs. Well, it turns out that Stevie Wonder, one of the presenters at […]

When I Fell for Ravel

The following is a guest blog by Donna Koh, Music Reader Services Librarian in the Music Section.   There are a few experiences in my life that I know I will never forget. One of them took place when I was 9 years old and living in Korea.  One evening, my piano teacher called my […]

Music Catalogs for 2016: New and Improved!

As we are exiting the period that can still be referred to as “the new year” and are approaching the season of renewal known as spring, we’d like to highlight some of our recent publications, namely our new catalogs. Although we’ve had blog posts about magazines produced by the Music Section (Musical Mainstream and Contemporary […]