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Flashing Back on Jimi Hendrix

In this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the incredible artistry of Jimi Hendrix–who challenged most preconceived notions of popular music in the 20th century to create a new space for music appreciation.

Beyond Aranjuez: Solo Guitar Works by Joaquín Rodrigo

Blind Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo is best known today for his Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra, but he wrote many other works for guitar. Learn about four of these pieces that the NLS Music Section has digitized in honor of the maestro’s birthday!

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: S (Part 2 – Stuckey, Joey)

For this week’s NLS Music Notes blog, learn about the inspiring story of Joey Stuckey–a remarkable person who overcame incredible odds to achieve success as a singer, guitarist, producer, and educator.

New BARD Additions: July 2020

It is the end of July, and it’s time to let you know about the new audio and braille scores now available on BARD.

They Say It’s Your Birthday, Paul McCartney!

In this post, we celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday and list materials available from NLS about Paul McCartney, The Beatles, and their music.

New BARD Additions: May 2020

This month we have a veritable bonanza of new talking books and braille music that we’ve added to BARD for your enjoyment! This includes two new podcasts from Smithsonian Folkways, a Nat King Cole songbook, Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and braille music for flute and piano.

American Composers and Musicians from A to Z: P (Part 2—Puckett, Riley)

He was nicknamed the Ball Mountain Caruso. He introduced yodeling to country music recording well before Jimmie Rodgers’ blue yodel. Meet Riley Puckett, one of the brightest stars of early country music, in today’s blog post.

New BARD Additions: March 2020

Enjoy learning music from the comfort of home with the new talking books and braille music scores now available on BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) from the NLS Music Section.