Top of page

Category: NLS Music Section

Close-up of the fingers of two hands as the touch a paged filled with raised dots

What A Great Service!

Posted by: Katie Rodda

I heard these words a lot this past weekend. That’s because the NLS Music Section made its way to the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) conference in Grapevine, TX. While there, I was able to promote our service to music teachers from all over the country—and some future music teachers too! The refrain I kept …

Close-up of the fingers of two hands as the touch a paged filled with raised dots

Our Newest Books on (and off) BARD

Posted by: Katie Rodda

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 …

Close-up of the fingers of two hands as the touch a paged filled with raised dots

Congratulations Smokey Robinson!

Posted by: Katie Rodda

This past week, the Library of Congress recognized Smokey Robinson as the winner of this year’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Smokey Robinson is probably most remembered as being the leader of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Hits for The Miracles included “Shop Around,” “Going to a Go-Go,” and “Tracks of My Tears.” Robinson also …

Close-up of the fingers of two hands as the touch a paged filled with raised dots

A Trip Around the World with the NLS Music Section

Posted by: Katie Rodda

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 …

Close-up of the fingers of two hands as the touch a paged filled with raised dots

Music Catalogs for 2016: New and Improved!

Posted by: Katie Rodda

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 …

Close-up of the fingers of two hands as the touch a paged filled with raised dots

Rock n’ Roll Radio

Posted by: Katie Rodda

With the recent passing of musician David Bowie, his hits and wide-ranging career have been brought to the center of our minds once again. His ever-changing persona and music have made him a rock and pop icon, from “Life on Mars” to his latest single, “Lazarus.” Many years before David Bowie was on our radio, …