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Mahalia Jackson, Lead Belly, Paul Robeson, and Jazz: Our Newest Acquisitions

Posted by: Amanda Smith

The NLS Music Section recently acquired audio materials produced by Smithsonian Folkways. I would like to introduce and expand upon four new audio titles that are now available to our patrons. We are excited about these titles because we have added a new braille element to some of our audio. Read more about our new Smithsonian Folkways acquisitions — and our process …

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“Do You Have Music for Listening?”

Posted by: John Hanson

What else do you do with music?  Well, you can read it and write it, too.  Or learn about it, a particular piece or song or genre.  Or even analyze it. The Music Section has traditionally not provided music that is strictly for listening.  This is because such music is readily available and accessible to …

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The NLS Music Section

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Co-written with Claire L. Rojstaczer Whether it is a music librarian humming a tune, a recording of a trumpet lesson, or the soothing voice of an instructor detailing the intricacies of a Rossini opera, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped’s Music Section is constantly abuzz with the sounds of music. For …