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New BARD Additions: August 2022

Welcome to the August roundup of the NLS Music Section’s BARD additions! This month we’ve added a large number of piano and guitar instructional books to our talking book collection, ranging from Christmas music to rock classics like “Louie, Louie.” In our braille collection, we’ve added a wide variety of music, including Philip Sparke’s Trombone Concerto, an article on voice leading and chromatic harmony in Chopin’s music, and the libretto for Puccini’s Suor Angelica.

Please note that all materials listed below are also available to borrow by mail, not only through BARD. Please contact the Music Section to borrow talking books on digital cartridge or to borrow hard copies of braille music. Call us at 1-800-424-8567, ext. 2, or e-mail us at [email protected].

If you are new to BARD, you may find the following links helpful: Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) and BARD Access.

Talking Books – Instructional

Bill Brown’s Guitar by Ear

Blackbird
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo of “Blackbird” in the style of The Beatles and Mike Pachelli. (DBM04474)

Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Bill Brown teaches an intermediate level lesson of “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” for guitar in the style of The Ventures. (DBM04482)

Cuando Calienta el Sol
Bill Brown teaches how to play “Cuando Calienta el Sol” for guitar in the style of Wilkins. (DBM04483)

Debra’s Song
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo of “Debra’s Song,” a composition by Bill Brown. (DBM04484)

Don’t Lie to Me
Bill Brown teaches an advanced lesson of “Don’t Lie to Me” for guitar in the style of Arlen Roth. (DBM04485)

Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo version of “Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” in the style of Landon Pigg. (DBM04486)

Feelings
Bill Brown teaches a flatpick guitar solo of “Feelings” in the style of Morris Albert. (DBM04487)

In My Life
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo of “In My Life” in the style of The Beatles. (DBM04475)

It’s in the Way That You Use It
Bill Brown teaches how to play “It’s in The Way You Use It” on guitar in the style of Eric Clapton without the use of music notation. (DBM04488)

The Little Girl
Bill Brown teaches how to play “The Little Girl” on guitar in the style of John Michael Montgomery without the use of music notation. (DBM04494)

Louie, Louie
Bill Brown teaches a late beginner lesson of “Louie, Louie” for guitar in the style of The Kingsmen. (DBM04479)

Marry Me
Bill Brown teaches a fingerstyle guitar solo version of “Marry Me” in the style of Train without the use of music notation. (DBM04489)

On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Bill Brown teaches how to play “On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)” on guitar without the use of music notation. (DBM04490)

Perfect
Bill Brown teaches how to play “Perfect” on guitar in the style of Ed Sheeran without the use of music notation. (DBM04491)

Stoked
Bill Brown teaches how to play “Stoked” on guitar in the style of The Beach Boys without the use of music notation. (DBM04496)

Sunshine Go Away
Bill Brown teaches how to play “Sunshine Go Away” for guitar in the style of Jonathan Edwards. (DBM04480)

Town without Pity
Bill Brown teaches how to play “Town without Pity” on guitar in the style of Arlen Roth without the use of music notation. (DBM04497)

Bill Brown’s Piano by Ear

Beautiful Dreamer
Bill Brown teaches how to play an intermediate piano solo version of “Beautiful Dreamer” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM04501)

Comptine d’un autre été
Bill Brown teaches how to play an intermediate piano solo version of “Comptine d’un autre été” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM04502)

The Star Spangled Banner
Bill Brown teaches how to play a late beginner piano solo version of “The Star Spangled Banner” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM04478)

White Christmas
Bill Brown teaches how to play a beginner piano solo version of “White Christmas” by ear without the use of music notation. (DBM04492)

Braille

Multiple Instruments
Milhaud, Darius. Suite: op. 157b pour Violon, Clarinette et Piano. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37692)

Reinecke, Carl. Trio in A Major, op. 264, for Clarinet, Viola and Piano. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37687)

Choral
Bach, Johann Sebastian. Ah, How Perverse Our Will Remains: And, Lord, As Thou Wilt: Recitative And Air. Aria for bass voice and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM34693)

Bartholomew, Marshall. Shenandoah: Traditional Chantey. Arranged for men’s chorus (TTBB) in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM33945)

Dewitty, Virgie Carrington. One Church, One Faith, One Lord: Anthem. For mixed chorus and piano in line by line and bar over bar formats. (BRM33965)

Various composers. Tenor chorus parts to “Personent Hodie” and “Turn Back, O Man” by Gustav Holst; “There Shall a Star” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; “The Hunter” by Johannes Brahms; and “Sing, ye Righteous” by Lodovico da Viadana. “Personent Hodie” by Gustav Holst contains words only without musical content. (BRM33975)

Guitar
Dodgson, Stephen. Partita for Guitar. Single line format. (BRM34791)

Weber, Laura. Folk Guitar Plus. In single line and section by section formats. (BRM34784)

Libretti
Puccini, Giacomo. Suor Angelica. Libretto, words only in English contracted braille. (BRM24577)

Music Instruction
Parks, Richard S. Voice Leading and Chromatic Harmony in the Music of Chopin. Originally appeared as an article in The Journal of Music Theory, vol. 20, no. 2 (Fall 1976). English contracted braille. (BRM33955)

Organ
Alain, Jehan. Aria III. For organ in bar over bar format. (BRM33935)
Le Jardin Suspendu. For organ in bar over bar format. (BRM33933)

Percussion
Whaley, Garwood. Fundamental Studies for Mallets. Single line format. (BRM34816)

Piano
Ferrari, Gustave. Riding the Donkey: A Dos d’Âne. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00185)

Field, John. Nocturne: in B-flat. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00186)
Nocturne VII in A major. For piano in bar over bar format. (BRM00187)

Haydn, Joseph. Sonata No. 5 in E Major, H. XVI: 31. Bar over bar format. (BRT37682)

Kuhlau, Friedrich. Six Sonatinas for Four Hands: for the Pianoforte: opus 44 and 66. Bar over bar format. (BRM00287)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix; Liszt, Franz. La Danza and Other Great Piano Transcriptions: “Wedding March” and “Dance Of The Elves” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Arranged for piano by Franz Liszt in bar over bar format. (BRT37688)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. Concerto no. 18, K. 456. Section by section format. (BRM35388)

Nelson, Jeff. Trinity Piano 3. Bar over bar format. (BRT37690)
Trinity Piano 4. Bar over bar format. (BRT37689)

Prokofiev, Sergey. Sonata no. 3, op. 28: (From Old Notebooks). Bar over bar format. (BRM36341)

Schubert, Franz. Piano Sonata in A Minor: D. 537. Bar over bar format. (BRT37681)

Schumann, Robert. The Joyful Peasant: Der Lustige Bauer: op. 68, no. 10. Bar over bar format. (BRM33831)

Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich. Polka, op. 22: From the Ballet “L’age D’or”. Arranged for piano in bar over bar format. (BRM33835)

Wind Instruments
Lautzenheiser, Tim. Essential Elements 2000 Comprehensive Band Method. Flute Book 2. Single line format. (BRM36645)

Sparke, Philip. Trombone Concerto. Arranged for trombone and piano by the composer. Single line and bar over bar formats. (BRT37693)

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