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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.

Song Stories: April in Paris

This week, as part of our series, “Song Stories,” learn more about the origins of the melody and lyric that lifted the spirits of the world during the Great Depression: “April in Paris.”

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.

New BARD Additions: February 2020

Now that we have reached the end of February, it’s time to let you know about new materials available from the NLS Music Section.

Braille Music Formats: Advice from Bettye Krolick

This blog post is an excerpt of an article written by Bettye Krolick for the Music Section’s quarterly magazine, Musical Mainstream. The magazine is still produced by the NLS Music Section and is available to NLS patrons in braille, large print, and audio formats. Bettye Krolick was a musician, author, educator, and braille music transcriber. […]