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New BARD Additions: March 2020

Greetings from the NLS Music Section! Did you know that, right from the comfort of your own home, you can access many braille and talking books from the Music Collection on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download)? Every month we add new titles, and this month we want to highlight our updated Instructional Recordings Catalog (DBM03978)! We’ve been working hard to deliver this revised catalog that lists the audio music lessons and courses that the Music Section offers. You can learn to play piano, guitar, accordion, mandolin, banjo, drums, saxophone, penny whistle, and much more—all by ear, without reading music.

During the past month, the Music Section added the following braille and talking book titles to BARD. If you don’t use BARD or would like to borrow a hard copy, we’ll gladly mail one to you. Contact the Music Section by phone (1-800-424-8567, option 2) or by e-mail ([email protected]).

Talking Books

Brown, Bill. Polonaise #17. Bill Brown teaches an intermediate arrangement of C.P.E. Bach’s “Polonaise #17” for piano by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM03961)

Brown, Bill. Polonaise #28. Bill Brown teaches an early intermediate arrangement of J.A. Hasse’s “Polonaise #28” for piano by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM03962)

Brown, Bill. Prelude in C Major, BWV 846: Intermediate. Bill Brown teaches an intermediate arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM03963)

Brown, Bill. Prelude in C Minor: Late Beginner. Bill Brown teaches a late-beginner arrangement of Chopin’s “Prelude in C minor” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM03964)

Instructional Recordings Catalog: 2019. This catalog is an annotated guide to recorded instructional music titles available on cartridge or downloadable from BARD. It covers all instruments in our collection, except guitars, which are treated in a separate catalog. This catalog is then divided into sections whose titles generally indicate the contents of each section. Thus, “Theory” gathers together titles dealing with the theory of music. The “Courses” section contains titles that bear on learning how to sing and play various instruments. And the “Individual Pieces” section has numerous titles on learning particular songs or composers’ pieces. (DBM03978)

Braille Music

Choral

Emerson, Roger. Fields of Gold: Soprano I Part. Soprano 1 part (and optional soprano solos) from Roger Emerson’s SSA choral arrangement of this Sting song, based on Eva Cassidy’s recording. Line by line format. (BRM36823)

Kodály, Zoltán. Missa Brevis: For Mixed Voices and Organ or Orchestra. For mixed voices and organ in line by line and bar over bar formats. 6 volumes. (BRM22957)

Clarinet

Gershwin, George. Easy Gershwin for Clarinet: Fifteen Songs for Clarinet and Piano. Gershwin songs arranged for grades 1-5 (UK standard) in order of increasing difficulty. For clarinet and piano. Single line format and bar over bar formats. (BRM36836)

Guitar

Clapton, Eric. Eric Clapton: Fingerstyle Guitar Collection. Arrangements by Marcel Robinson. For guitar in open score and single line formats with chord symbols. (BRM36829)

Fingerpicking Acoustic: 15 Songs Arranged for Solo Guitar in Standard Notation and Tablature. Solo fingerpicking arrangements for intermediate-level guitarists, combining melody and harmony. Line by line and bar over bar formats with chord symbols. Lyrics and vocal part included. 2 volumes. (BRM36837)

Mandolin

Sokolow, Fred. Fretboard Roadmaps: Mandolin. The Essential Patterns That All the Pros Know and Use. Method book for mandolin that covers chord-based licks, moveable major and blues scales, first-position major scales, and double stops. For beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. Single line format with tablature. 2 volumes. (BRM36826)

Music Theory

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel. Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments. Treatise on playing keyboard instruments in contracted braille with musical examples in line by line format. 18 volumes. (BRM36819)

Rensin, Hy. Basic Course in Music. Music literature and theory course in contracted braille and line by line notation. 2 volumes. (BRM22791)

Organ

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Sonata I: For the Organ. Bach’s Sonata no. 1 in E-flat major, BWV 525, for organ in bar by bar format. (BRM01093)

Bach, Johann Sebastian. These Are the Holy Ten Commandments: Choral Prelude for the Organ.  For organ in bar by bar format. (BRM01095)

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Prelude and Fugue in C Major: For the Organ. BWV 531 in bar over bar format. (BRM01089)

Piano

Bach, Johann Sebastian. Nos. 17 and 18 of Forty-Eight Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavichord, Part II. For piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01110)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonata no. 7: op. 10, no. 3. For piano in bar by bar format. (BRM01154)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sonate no. 10, op. 14, nr. 2 in G major. From Klaviersonaten. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM29804)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Piano Sonata no. 22, op. 54 in F Major. Bar over bar format. (BRM36822)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Piano Sonata no. 18; op. 31, no. 3. Bar over bar format. (BRM36821)

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Piano Sonata no. 16; op. 31, no. 1. Bar over bar format. (BRM36820)

Brahms, Johannes. Four Piano Pieces op. 119. Four piano pieces containing Intermezzi in B minor, E minor, and C Major and Rhapsody in E-flat in bar over bar format. (BRM36824)

Brimhall, John. The John Brimhall Piano Method: Book 1. For piano in bar over bar format.  (BRM25721)

Brimhall, John. The John Brimhall Piano Method: Book 2. Bar over bar format. (BRM25257)

Chopin, Frédéric. Prelude: op. 28, no. 18. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM24151)

Chopin, Frédéric. Sonatas opp. 35, 58. Piano sonata no. 2, op. 35 in B-flat minor. For piano in bar over bar format. 3 volumes. (BRM36828)

Chopin, Frédéric. Scherzi. Includes op. 20, 31, 39, and 54. For piano in bar over bar format. 3 volumes. (BRM38627)

Chopin, Frédéric. Concerto no. 2. Piano concerto no. 2, op. 21 in F minor. Solo piano part with orchestral cues in bar over bar over bar format. (BRM36825)

Czerny, Carl. Twenty-Five Advanced Exercises for Small Hands: opus 748. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00154)

Grieg, Edvard. Lyrical Pieces op. 12 [no.] 3 Watchman’s song = Wachterlied. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM08643)

Harris, Roy. Piano Sonata, opus 1. Bar over bar format. (BRM23622)

Harris, Roy. Toccata: Piano. Bar over bar format. (BRM23994)

Kreisler, Fritz. Midnight Bells: Viennese Melody, from the Opera Ball. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22796)

Liszt, Franz. Konzert, für Klavier und Orchester, A dur. Piano concerto no. 2 in A major. For piano in section by section format with orchestral cues. (BRM08405)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Fantasia and fugue in C: (K. 394). Mozart’s Fantasy and Fugue in C Major for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM36834)

Norton, Christopher. Microjazz for Starters 2: More Graded Keyboard Pieces and Exercises in Popular Styles = mehr Stucke und Ubungen in modernen Stilarten, mit fortschreitendem Schwierigkeitsgrad = encore d’autres morceaux gradues et exercices pour clavier, tous dans des styles populaires. 12 graded pieces for keyboard with related studies that develop technique and coordination for idiomatic playing. Bar over bar format. (BRM36835)

Persichetti, Vincent. Parades: For Piano. Bar over bar format. (BRM24010)

Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich. Sonata no. 3, op 23: Piano. In F-sharp minor. Bar over bar format. (BRM34089)

Stravinsky, Igor. Piano Rag-Music: For Piano Solo. Bar over bar format. (BRM23640)

Telemann, Georg Philipp. Two Fugues from Easy Fugues and Short Pieces: nos. 1 and 2. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM22792)

Weybright, June. Mildly Contemporary: Book One, Piano. For piano in bar over bar format. Contains simple pieces written in traditional and contemporary styles of composition. (BRM22797)

Ukulele

Lil’ Rev. Easy Songs for Ukulele: Play the Melodies of 20 Pop, Folk, Country, and Blues Songs. Collection of 20 pop, folk, country, and blues favorites arranged for easy ukulele in order of difficulty, beginning with simple rhythms and melodies and ending with chords and notes up the neck. Open score with chord symbols and single line with tablature and chord symbols. Words and melody in line by line format. (BRM36830)

Various Instruments

50 popular songs. Melody with guitar chord symbols in bar by bar format. (BRM22782)

Dvořák, Antonín. Bagatelles for Two Violins, Cello and Piano (or Harmonium), op. 47. Violin I part only in single line format. (BRM36831)

Faure, Gabriel. Sonata pour violoncelle et piano, op. 109. For cello in single line format with accompaniment in outline format. (BRM36833)

Long, Jack. The Real Book of Jazz: [melody line, chords, lyrics]. 194 jazz standards in melody line arrangements by Jack Long, with chord symbols and lyrics. Line by line and single line formats, with chord symbols. (BRM36832)

Vocal

Brahms, Johannes. Lieder für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung. Band I. Voice part only in line over line format with text. (BRM23490)

Dougherty, Celius. Five Sea Chanties (Excerpt): Arranged for Voice and Piano by Celius Dougherty. For medium voice in line by line format. Piano accompaniment is not included in this transcription. (BRM23492)

Fourdrain, Félix. Marins d’islande. Mélodie pour mezzo-soprano ou baryton. For mezzo-soprano or baritone with piano accompaniment in line by line format. (BRM23498)

Hahn, Reynaldo. 12 Songs for Voice and Piano (excerpts). Voice part only with text in line by line format. (BRM23493)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. “Per pietà, ben mio” [from] Cosi fan tutte. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. 2 volumes. (BRM22795)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. “Al desio” [from] Le nozze di Figaro. For voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. 2 volumes. (BRM22790)

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