Read about the braille music scores and books that we’ve added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) during the past two months!
Learn about Blind Willie Johnson, a Texas blues and gospel singer and guitar player who has had a profound influence on decades of musicians in diverse genres.
This is the second part of my interview with Dr. Leslie Jones. DK: What tools and skills should these students be taught in order for them to be successful independent learners? LJ: Learning the language of any musician: music theory—pitch, rhythm, keys; using the measure numbers as points of reference in rehearsals, lessons and practice. […]
This blog is intended as a resource for sighted music teachers who may feel intimidated by the thought of accepting blind or visually impaired (VI) students into their studio due to lack of knowledge of how to best serve these students. Recently, I reached out to Dr. Leslie Jones, who has been serving as the […]
This is the second post in a two-part blog series about the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach, in honor of his 334th birthday last Thursday, March 21. The focus is on his Coffee Cantata.
This blog is a tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born on this day 334 years ago in 1685, The blog also provides information about available materials in braille, large print and audio formats from NLS.
Scott Joplin is probably the best known and most influential African American composer. He is famous for his piano rags. This blogpost is part of the series American Composers from A-Z, featuring a composer whose last name starts with the letter “j”.
Although the 91st Academy Awards ceremony took place more than a week ago, we wanted to highlight some of the more famous film music and film-related music we have in the NLS Music collection! A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on composer Nino Rota, who, in addition to his film scores (Godfather, […]
Read about the braille music scores and books that we’ve added to BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) during the past month!
Learn to sing classical art songs and arias with audio lessons available from the NLS Music Section!