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Featured Titles

The future of the music business : how to succeed

The future of the music business : how to succeed with the new digital technologies : a guide for artists and entrepreneurs

World Music: A Global Journey

World Music: A Global Journey


Music News from NPR

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ChoralWiki is the home of the Choral Public Domain Library, one of the best resources for finding scores, texts, translations, and information about composers of choral music. It's free and--even better--it's perfectly legal!

Dudamel Rehearses Shostakovich

From the Philharmonic Orchestra, London, comes this video of conductor Gustavo Dudamel rehearsing Dmitri Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.

Classical Music News from NPR

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Rubinstein Plays Chopin

This clip of Arthur Rubinstein playing the Chopin "Heroic" Polonaise in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory was recently found in the Russian State television archives and released commercially.

Aebersold Play-Along Series

Need some extra help practicing changes in minor keys? Like a little inspiration while you work through that improvisation? Look no further than the PCC Library's collection of Jamey Aebersold Play-Alongs.

Jazz eZines

All About Jazz

Jazz Review

Jerry Jazz Musician

Jazz News from NPR

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Fine and Mellow

Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge, Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, Mal Waldron. Talk about a lineup of jazz superstars!

Jazz blogs

A small sampling of some excellent blogs devoted to the field of jazz.

A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz

Latin Jazz Corner

Avant Music News

Free Jazz

Invention of the Electric Guitar

Ever wonder how the electric guitar came to be, or why there are so many different shapes and design possibilities? This outstanding online resource about the electric guitar's invention from the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center answers those questions and many more. In addition to offering a comprehensive history of the electric guitar's development, the site has images, audio commentaries, and sound clips, as well as a detailed description of how guitars work. Highly recommended.

Popular Music New from NPR

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BBC Radio 3 - World Music

BBC Radio 3 is one of the best sources for information about world music. You can also listen live online to programs like Late Junction and World Routes.

Japanese Musical Instruments

Learn more about Japanese music with this interactive site from PBS that lets you to listen to five different musical instruments, either separately or in combination with each other.

World Music News from NPR

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Ghana Field Recordings

During the 1970s, ethnomusicologist James Koetting traveled to Ghana and recorded 142 reels of musical performances from arts festivals, traditional ceremonies and events, stage concerts, church services, and informal gatherings and sessions. The entire collection, which includes sections of Koetting's notebooks, a gallery of images, and a list of additional resources, is accessible online through the Brown University Library. Highly recommended for anyone interested in learning more about West African traditional and popular music.

Vieux Farka Toure

Vieux Farka Toure, son of Ali Farka Toure, in a tribute to his father.

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Helping Yourself!

Group of studentsPCC Library has lots of resources that you can use on your own. You may already know that about the quiet study spaces as well as study rooms you can reserve.

StarCiting sources is another way you can help yourself! PCC Library has all the information you need on Cite Sources. The library also has video tutorials on everything from how to develop a topic for your paper to figuring out how to incorporate those citations. You'll find those videos, as well as information about using e-resources, at Tutorials and Handouts.

Help from Tutors

Tutors are available to you both in person and online, and the service is free! Cascade, Sylvania, Rock Creek and Southeast Center each have a tutoring center with excellent in-person tutors in most subjects. If you're working on a paper, the writing tutors are popular (so don't wait until the last minute)! You can get more information about each campuses hours and locations at the links below:

Cascade Campus Learning Center

Rock Creek Student Learning Center

Tutoring at Southeast Center

Tutoring at Sylvania

Or get started working with PCC's online tutors:

eTutoring at PCC

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