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Digital Music at Lozano Branch’s YOUmedia

Our digital music workshops begin this week! Jeff will teach you how to use various equipment and software, and make beats. He'll guide users in grades 6-8 to create their own music. Digital Music Workshop Hours Tuesday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 11…

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The Joy of Music Instruction

clarinet and trumpet with sheet music

The school year started off with a bang in my house—or should I say a high-pitched SQUEAK! It seems that many schools think the fourth grade is an excellent year to teach kids to play an instrument. Not only did my son get introduced to band instruments during the first few weeks of school, but only two […]

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Old Pops & Piano Music Single Sheets

Dates: 1809-2004. Size: 72 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Old Pops comprises single song sheet music in alphabetical sequence in 286 boxes; 8 additional boxes contain Chicago songs, war songs and Christmas songs. Music Single Sheets are instrumental piano pieces filed alphabetically with Old Pops. [Processed]

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The Music of Mad Men

"When did music become so important?" Don Draper asks Megan in season five. Megan hands him a copy of the Beatles’ Revolver and tells him to start with the final track on the album. Don drops the needle, and "Tomorrow Never Knows" blasts out of the speakers. Don settles back in his chair with a drink […]

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Underground Music Fanzines on Display at Harold Washington Library Center

Underground music fanzines from the 1980s and 1990s from the collection of Marc Fischer are on display through April 24 in the flat exhibit cases on the 8th floor of Harold Washington Library Center. During his high school and college years in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Fischer published Primary Concern, a thick photocopied zine…

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Martin & Morris Music Company Papers

Dates: 1905-1980. Size: 1 linear foot. Accession #2003/14. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. When the Martin & Morris store was closing in the 1990s, gospel music devotees bought up the store’s remaining sheet music stock. The papers include more than 300 gospel music titles, […]

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Choral Sheet Music Collection

Dates: 1840-2012. Size: 16 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Music Information Center. Comprises a collection of sheet music for SATB and a large collection of German TTBB, totaling approximately 1,500 titles. [Partially processed]

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Holiday Music Program for Families at the Lincoln Park Branch

The Lincoln Park Branch will present Songs of the Season:  Featuring the Old Town School of Folk Music's Lindsay Weinberg from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Saturday, December 7. Families with children ages 3 to 10 are invited to attend this festive holiday music performance with Ms. Weinberg, who is a popular Wiggleworms (TM) teacher at the…

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