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Singer The Real Life of a Singer

The Real Life of a Singer

A mini-course in starting a singing career

Loie Fuller The Rebellious Streak: Dancing to Different Rules

The Rebellious Streak: Dancing to Different Rules

They were rebels, they were American, and they dared to be different: the makers of modern dance

Skeleton Story The Skeleton of a Scary Story

The Skeleton of a Scary Story

Have you ever wanted to scare your friends around the campfire? This article will tell you how!

brain with earbuds The Sound System Between Your Ears

The Sound System Between Your Ears

The amazing sound system in the human brain helps explain why people everywhere fill their lives with music

Fort McHenry, Baltimore The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner

In this story, find out how a captured poet penned the song that became the country’s national anthem

Composers The Story Behind The Song

The Story Behind The Song

Through the history of popular songs, discover how history is full of surprising stories of people doing amazing things

Dust Bowl This Land is Your Land

This Land is Your Land

Folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote this song to celebrate America’s bounty and to protest that not all Americans were getting their fair share

Conducting choir Understanding Different Voice Types

Understanding Different Voice Types

Ever wonder what makes one voice sound different from the next? Check out this look at (and listen to) vocal types and the various colors and textures of the human voice

We Shall Overcome mural We Shall Overcome

We Shall Overcome

In this story, find out how a song helped steel the courage of African Americans as they struggled for civil rights

Singer What It Takes to Become a Professional Singer

What It Takes to Become a Professional Singer

So, you want to be a singer. What's next? A beginner's guide to starting a vocal career

White Angel Breadline

White Angel Breadline

In White Angel Breadline, her first documentary photograph, Dorothea Lange enabled Americans to see the tragic effects of the Great Depression. The image evoked national sympathy, rather than scorn, for the hungry and homeless.

Books Why Use Primary Sources?

Why Use Primary Sources?

When it comes to telling the true account of an event or an historical time period, there’s nothing more real or more exciting than a primary source

Spirit of '76 Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle

“Yankee Doodle” may be a popular kids’ tune today, but it got its start as a song of war.

brain with earbuds Your Brain on Music

Your Brain on Music

Music, emotions, and imagination have gone together ever since the first cave dweller banged on a rock. Modern brain research is helping us understand why.

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