Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the UNLV Music Library's Mariachi Playlist!
The playlist features favorites from Vicente Fernandez, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Luis Miguel and many more.
The playlist is available on Spotify and YouTube.
UNLV Libraries has arranged temporary access to the nkoda digital sheet music collection for the month of September. Feel free to share the link with students.
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nkoda Digital sheet music accessible from a tablet/iPad. First, use this link, choose Get Started, and sign up for an account - you will receive a prompt to ‘Continue as a member of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’. After you authenticate with your ACE, you can download the app and access the music using the login you created.
On YouTube we've created a Fourth of July playlist! The music chosen is meant to inspire patriotism and explore a small portion of the nation’s history. Much of the music is written by American composers, such as Samuel A. Ward, George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, and John Philip Sousa. John Philip Sousa is known as “The March King” for setting the standard march form with his 136 march compositions. Sousa served as the director of the United States Marine Band from 1880 to 1892, helping the Marine Band rise to prominence where he also became well known. After leaving the military, Sousa’s music was so popular in the United States, and around the world, that he toured with his Sousa Band for nearly 40 years.
Other music included are patriotic and folk songs known to many who grew up in the United States. The songs “America the Beautiful,” "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)," and “The Star Spangled Banner” were all written in the 1800’s and set to well known music of…
The Music Library invites UNLV students and staff to test the following database:
ART SONG TRANSPOSITIONS
The database provides professionally crafted scores of art songs, arias, and musical theatre titles in any key.
Feel free to share this link with students and other UNLV affiliated folks.
After you try the resource lease let us know what you think! If you think the libraries should subscribe to this resource, please take a moment to let us know via the feedback form:
Hello, music and dance faculty!
You may be interested in exploring this subscription collection that UNLV Libraries has temporary access to through March 24, 2022.
Qwest TV is a video streaming channel dedicated to jazz, soul, funk, and world music. The catalog features over 500 concerts, award-winning documentaries, rare archival footage and exclusive content. Each video is accompanied by notes written by journalists and music experts. There are also playlists personally curated by legends such as Chick Corea, Michael League, Quincy Jones, Ed Motta and many more. Feel free to share this link with students and other UNLV affiliated folks.
And please let us know what you think! If you think the libraries should subscribe to this resource, please take a moment to let us…
Listen to Stevie Wonder on Spotify
Of the countless American musicians to come out of the 20th century, Stevie Wonder is far and above one of the most influential. Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, began his musical journey singing in the choir of his childhood Baptist church. Undeterred by his blindness, which was a result of complications at his birth, he flourished as a musician, eventually performing his own song for Ronnie White of legendary R&B…
The Fisk Jubilee Singers are a choral group dating back to 1871. Representing Fisk University, the Jubilee Singers were formed to help raise money for the newly established school. In part, African American slave songs became popularly recognized around the world thanks to this group. The group traveled around the United States for most of the next two years, eventually singing in the White House by 1872. As one of the first African American musical groups to be known worldwide, they encountered prejudice and aggression, all while disrupting the early, crude stereotypes created by the Blackface minstrel troupes. Sure enough, they became recognized for their artistry and the spiritual songs have been granted remembrance in history as, arguably, the first truly American music. The group continues today, having created several recordings and anthologies of music.
Learn more about the Fisk Jubilee Singers on their
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O'Shea Jackson, known as Ice Cube, is an American Rapper born in Los Angeles, California. He was part of the notorious rap group N.W.A. for some years before he debuted his solo album, "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted." He has 10 solo studio albums, aside from N.W.A.'s own. Many say Ice Cube contributed to the popularity of rap with his unique lyricism. On top of his rapping career, Ice Cube is an actor and filmmaker. In 2016, recognized as a member of N.W.A., he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
You can find media, books, and more about Ice Cube in both the Lied and Music Library collections.
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