Music

Trombone Shorty inspires a new generation of musicians

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The musician Troy Andrews, known as “Trombone Shorty,” started playing the trombone on the streets of New Orleans at age 4 and led his first band at age 8. Continue reading

Black Violin breaks down music stereotypes

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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?

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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

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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?

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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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