music databases

music databases

Listen up!

Listen up!

Not quite ready to come back to school?  Crescendo into it by checking out some of our music resources; cue up a playlist while you’re unpacking, re-packing, or just relaxing.  Every two weeks Alexander Street Press and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings are offering free downloads of world music  and classical music from their otherwise subscription based databases.  Recent selections include “You’re the One for Me,” performed by David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2.”  Need more music? Newsflash – Naxos isn’t just for Music Majors!  Naxos Music Library lists genres like Blues, Pop & Rock, Jazz, and the ever-classic, Classic.  Create playlists of crooners including Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, and Aretha Franklin, or a more contemporary list … Continued
Jazz It Up

Jazz It Up

Music scholars at IU East now have an exciting new tool!  Over 300 original Starr-Gennett music recordings from the 1920s in a number of genres have been digitized and made available for listening.  The recordings were digitized at IU Bloomington’s Archive of Traditional Music, and were funded by a LSTA grant. The resources can be used in the library by IU student and outside scholar alike.  We have headphones available at the front desk, in the event that you don’t have your own.  We’ve prepared step-by-step instructions to help you access them quickly and easily. Starr-Gennett has been a big part of Richmond’s local history, and is internationally significant for helping popularize jazz as a music genre.  Many artists like … Continued