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Science in Music

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Science and Technology

Science in Music Starting this May 2014 and continuing on through the summer, the Santa Clara County Library District will be focusing on science. You may rightly expect that we have books and DVDs on the various sciences but did you know we also have SCIENCE MUSIC? Besides the science necessary to make the music you love (sound waves, synthesizers, amplification, etc.) you can find some uber-groovy music...

Outside Lands Music

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 by Music and Movies

Outside Lands is coming to San Francisco in August.  Listen to all your favorite artists before the event by checking out some CDs from your local library.  

Let's Play-- Some New Music @ SCCLD

Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014 by Don Phillips

April is JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) Time

Posted on Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Tamara Palmer

April is JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) Time April is Jazz Appreciation Month, a time to celebrate the sounds, culture, and history of  jazz. Growing out of the late 19th and early 20th century Southern U.S. music scene, jazz has continued evolving into many disctinctive styles for over 100 years.

Is There Anything The Roots Can't Do?

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 by Don Phillips

Is There Anything The Roots Can't Do? In a previous blog, I mentioned the endless versatility of The Roots.

Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by Don Phillips

Doing your summer concert homework

Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Music and Movies

Doing your summer concert homework Summer is coming (it really is...it'll get here...eventually) and if you're planning to go to a concert this summer, the library has plenty of CDs to tide you over until the weather warms up.

Keep Calm and Listen to Irish Music

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Debra Lurie

Keep Calm and Listen to Irish Music Now that St. Paddy's day is approaching, it's time for some fairy music. This is a piece by the great blind harpist of old, Turlough O'Carolan. I love O'Carolan's music so much, I once built an Irish harp from a kit, and tried to play a few of his tunes. 

Duet 'til you're satisfied.

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Music and Movies

Valentine’s Day makes me think of couples and of course, this being a music blog, let's talk about musical partners performing duets. Frank Sinatra set the bar high with his 2 collections of Duets & Duets II - pairing with a diverse group of singers including Bono, Aretha Franklin, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many others.

The Mighty Russians

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Debra Lurie

The Mighty Russians Forget about figure skating and ice hockey. I'm talking about music. Did you see the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics? If so, you got a taste of some beautiful classical music. Russia has produced some of the best loved and most important classical works in the world. Who hasn't heard Swan Lake, Night on Bald Mountain, the 1812 Overture? Nutcracker, anyone? Then there are...

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