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Summary: Follows New England Conservatory of Music cello professor Paul Katz as he guides gifted young students through the struggles of mastering the instrument. It is an inspiring film about the power of music to consume, enhance, and propel lives. Filmed over seven years, the film is a window into the mysterious world of the artist, the passion that can grip and sustain a young player from childhood...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TAL

Summary: Leonard Bernstein earned glory as a composer, conductor, and pianist (classical and jazz), but nothing gave him more pleasure than the joy of teaching. He presented the unique blend of spoken words and music. He is an intensely interactive teacher, getting his audience to sing, springing a quiz full of trick questions. He can take the most abstruse subject and present them to a young audience...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LEO

Johnson, Chad

Summary: Build your guitar fingerpicking skills with this excellent book and video teaching system! In How to Fingerpick Songs on Guitar, you will learn fingerstyle techniques from the ground up with exercises, songs, and videos designed to lead you into a whole new world of guitar enjoyment. Along the way, you will also explore how to create solo-guitar arrangements of your favorite songs using a...

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Hal Leonard 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 787 JOH

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: P & C Trunk Records 2013

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD POP/ROCK CLA

Summary: Offers a simple, visual guide to helping children understand music with Carol Vorderman. Reduce the stress of studying music and help your child with their homework, Help Your Kids with Music is a unique visual guide to music theory which will demystify the subject for everyone. Including the latest updates to the UK National Curriculum, covering everything from semitones and note values, to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 781 HEL

Robertson, Mac

Summary: Authored by Mac Robertson, Robbie Clement & Will Schmid, this innovative method teaches 5-string, bluegrass style. The method consists of two instruction books and two cross-referenced supplement books that offer the beginner a carefully paced and interest-keeping approach to the bluegrass style. Now available with CD! Covers easy chord strums for the beginner; learning tablature; right-hand...

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Hal Leonard 2011

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1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC 787.88 ROB

Hamilton, Robert M.

Summary: When schools need to cut their budgets, music and art classes are often some of the first things to go. Why do some people feel these classes are unnecessary? Why do others feel they're essential? These two questions are at the heart of what readers will find as they explore this essential education debate. The engaging text challenges them to understand why people have different points of view...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 700.71 HAM

Summary: A song for the season: "When Cal ... and his niece Fern ... move to Bethlehem, Kentucky, they are lacking Christmas spirit. Cal must tackle the depressing job of digging the school district out of a deep financial hole while Fern is angry about yet another move, this time to the home of her eccentric grandfather ... . But when they meet the lovely music teacher, Lily Waite ... , both Cal and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Song 2013

Summary: Using Mozart's lively operatic piece, this program illustrates how composers weave together musical ideas to bring contrast and texture to their music. Abrupt pizzicatos, resounding fanfares, and languid melodies presented as a series of quick edits illustrate the point, along with an uninterrupted playback of a portion of the Overture.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: How do musicians find the inspiration to create? Do most songwriters come up with lyrics first, or music? What does it mean to be a composer in today's high-tech world? This program addresses questions young people may have about embarking on a career in music or musical composition. Focusing on current styles like rock, techno, and hip-hop, the video includes interviews with a classically...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Boston Pops Orchestra

Contents: Scotland the brave (with the Boston Pipers Society) -- Riverdance (with Eileen Ivers) -- O'Sullivan's march from Rob Roy (with Jerry O'Sullivan) -- Main title from Braveheart (with Jerry O'Sullivan) -- Highway to Killkenny ; The boys of Portaferry ; The pullet ; Ashmaleen House (with Cherish the Ladies) -- Magh seola (The level plain) (with Joanie Madden) -- The cat rambles to the child's...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: RCA Victor 1998

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD PM Boston Pops 1998

Kearey, Ian.

Summary: "This simple and exciting guide to playing the harmonica is an excellent introduction to music. Beginning with the basics of forming a note and playing simple tunes, this book progresses to sight reading and special techniques to add flourishes to your playing."--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parragon Pub. 2000

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Summary: Beginning with the release of The Jazz Singer in 1927, this program provides a detailed look inside that most distinctly American of film traditions, the musical comedy. Interviews with dancer Cyd Charisse, famous for her starring roles in MGM musicals, and Hermes Pan, renowned choreographer and collaborator with Fred Astaire, help to illuminate the advent and evolution of the genre. Excerpts...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Learn folk guitar techniques and classic songs from the folk music genre.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Homespun Video 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 787.87 ROG

Summary: The shakuhachi, a kind of wooden flute, was introduced to Japan sometime between the 8th and 12th centuries and was used in court music as well as in Buddhist monasteries as a vehicle for enlightenment. This program features performances and discussion by Shozan Tanabe, one of Japan's most recognized players of the shakuhachi. Along with recordings of his music, Tanabe talks about the history...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Contents: January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December -- Spring -- Summer -- Autumn -- Winter -- The year.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Trunk Records 2012

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM SEA

Summary: Singer-songwriter Andrew Bird is a virtual one-man band - along with his vocal talents, he plays the violin, guitar, xylophone, and glockenspiel. The celebrated musician winds his instrumental techniques together with sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes not just a band but an orchestra. This TED presentation by Bird offers an ideal...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: A magnificent panorama of Flamenco and its performers, for whom the rhythms and lyrics are inherited folklore and part of daily life-but the techniques are studied. There are, in fact, four distinct schools of Flamenco in Spain, filmed here away from tourists in the places where the artists perform for their own.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Singers and band members get all the attention, but the technicians and producers who work inside a recording studio are just as important to the creation of a great song. This program introduces viewers to the experts and equipment at the heart of a sound studio. Topics include acoustics, soundproofing, pitch and frequency, microphones, the mixing console, multi-track recording, and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: How do three talented individuals translate their unique artistic sensibilities into action? This program explains. Section one focuses attention on Jacques d'Amboise, one of the world's finest classical dancers and founder of the National Dance Institute, which exposes thousands of inner-city school children to the magic and discipline of dance. Section two introduces viewers to Andre Andreev...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The opening program is concerned with the development of the Middle-European tradition of conducting, from the origin of the conductor's job as time-keeper to the (though it now seems absurd) startling concept that the conductor should seek to convey the composer's intentions. With silent footage of the father of modern conducting, Arthur Nikisch-the only visual record of Nikisch in action; ...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program is devoted to analyzing the essential features required in any instrument if a usable musical sound is to be produced. The first requirement is for a device that will produce regularity of pressure change, whether a vibration or wobble, a rotation (like the wheel of a siren), vibration of air in pipes, or tightly stretched strings, or more or less flat plates, or hollow vessels...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Filmed in the beautiful setting of Jerwood Hall at St. Luke's, London, this program features pianist Joaquín Achúcarro as he delivers a consummate performance of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 83. Achúcarro renders the concerto's four movements in his sensitive, spirited style, accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Colin Davis. Skillful camera...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The modern version of the oboe and the many forms it has taken during its evolution are the subject of this program. We see the oboe's ancient Egyptian ancestor-an unrecognizable prototype of the instrument played today. The more familiar-looking oboe, developed in the 17th century, is discussed within the context of its predecessors-the English horn, the heckelphone, and the contra bassoon....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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