This blog post highlights some of the pieces in the NLS Music collection inspired by the works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, who was born on this day in 1776.
One of life’s greatest joys is to make music with other people. Learn how to sing vocal harmonies and choral music with audio lessons from the NLS Music Section!
This blog gives an overview of the digitized material added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) in December 2018.
A brief glimpse at the life of Al Hibbler and some materials relating to him in the NLS Music Collection.
Want to sing? Learn about the audio lessons and courses for beginning singers that the NLS Music Section offers!
This blog is a brief look at some of Benjamin Britten’s compositions and relevant materials from the NLS Music Section.
This week, we will take a look at American composer George Gershwin. George Gershwin was one of the first American composers to use both popular and classical idioms. Years before his most famous compositions were penned, he worked on Tin Pan Alley as a song plugger—that is, someone who was hired to play and promote […]
Last year we discussed method books available from the NLS Music collection for most band and orchestra instruments. We’ve even done some posts on specific instruments, like saxophone and violin. Today, though, I decided to focus a post specifically on brass instruments. “Why brass?” you ask. Well for one, brass instruments are near and dear […]
At NLS, we have an unoccupied cubicle with an electric piano and a small couch in the corridor leading to the music section. Shortly after the completion of the building renovations early this year, a sign saying “Piano Lounge” appeared on the outside wall of this cubicle. Now and then, people would stop in to […]
Hargus “Pig” Robbins might be the most famous piano player you’ve never heard of, though you’ve likely heard his work. The National Conference of Librarians Serving Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals will begin in a matter of days in Nashville, Tennessee, so today I want to tell you about a musician who is blind and […]