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New BARD Additions: January 2024

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in January 2024 by the NLS Music Section.

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New BARD Additions: December 2023

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For our latest NLS Music Notes blog post, we are very excited to announce our most recent additions to BARD! Read on to find out what braille scores and audio books are now available for download.

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Braille Music Basics: Intervals

Posted by: Timothy Jones

Braille Music Basics: Intervals   This post is a continuation of the series Braille Music Basics. We recommend reviewing the post on reading notes in braille music. While the signs for notes and rests themselves are crucial to know, this is only the starting point for mastering the braille music code. One major difference between …

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New BARD Additions: October 2023

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in October 2023 by the NLS Music Section.

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Ich habe genug. Reflections on Bach’s Cantata BWV 82, Performed by Roderick Williams and the Bach Collegium Japan

Posted by: Juliette Appold

The Library of Congress presented Roderick Williams and the Bach Collegium Japan who performed Bach’s Cantata "Ich habe genug,” BWV 82. This blog offers some reflections of the composition, its performance, and offers recommendations for accessible music materials in audio and braille formats available to NLS patrons.

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New BARD Additions: February 2023

Posted by: Katie Rodda

Today's blog post rounds up all the new digital acquisitions and digitized items added to BARD in February 2023 by the NLS Music Section.

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Song Stories: Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday”

Posted by: Brian McCurdy

For this week's NLS Music Notes blog post, we learn the story behind Stevie Wonder's song, "Happy Birthday."