Black Violin perform at the Kids Inaugural concert for children and military families, one of the events ahead of the second-term inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington January 19, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES  - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)   - RTR3CNYZ

Black Violin breaks down music stereotypes


Two former high school orchestra nerds use their love of Bach and Beethoven to break down stereotypes by reimagining classical music and connecting with new audiences.
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Best music lesson ever: What makes “Over the Rainbow” work?


Seventy-seven years ago, Judy Garland first recorded one of the most iconic songs of the 20th century, “Over the Rainbow.” Learn what makes the song such a classic with this lesson.
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Kids in trouble learn life skills through classical guitar


A program in a Texas juvenile justice center allows young men to improve their lives through classical music. Continue reading


Is music streaming hurting songwriters?


Artists say they are underpaid for the use of their songs, but streaming companies like Spotify claim to amplify the reach of new music. Continue reading

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How to learn about the Chinese economy through rap songs


An American rapper and comedian’s popular videos are taking a new approach to the issue of rising prices in China. Continue reading


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