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Song Stories: Woody Guthrie’s “Dust Bowl Ballads”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

IRENE is a digitizing machine that captures the audio information of grooves in a non-invasive manner through high resolution imaging. In the front of the picture is the machine that has a turntable with a laser over it. In the background is an enlarged photograph of the image of a recording's grooves as taken by IRENE. The grooves are vertical lines with some wave-shapes. The lines are represented in two shades of purple and separated by white lines in between.

American Music from A to Z in the NLS Music Collection: G is for Groove

Posted by: Juliette Appold