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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

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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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With new album, Melissa Etheridge shows a business side


Melissa Etheridge is taking her 35-year music career in a new direction this year with “This is M.E.,” an album she released under her self-owned label. Continue reading

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