Tens of thousands of pages of historic, nostalgic sheet music from the National Library of Australia in Canberra are available for the first time on mobile devices.
The library has launched a new iPad application called Forte, which can access more than 13,000 individual musical items, dating from the early 1800s through to the 1950s.
Downloading the digitised musical scores is popular among musicians and historians, but also art lovers wanting to study the elaborate illustrated covers. The app was written by Canberra techy Jake MacMullin using an open data set from the Government’s data website.
Some of the online favourites include the Advance Australia Fair sheet music of the 1900s and the iconic Aeroplane Jelly song. The music collection contains over 300,000 musical scores and the largest collection of music research resources in Australia. :: Read the full article »»»»
Stylish and sucka free, Danny Brown is a Detroit rapper like no other. His punchline-stuffed 2011 album XXX landed high on many best-of year-end lists and deservedly so. On his new Scion A/V single “Grown Up” Brown reminisces about being a frisky little kid over snappy snares and pulsing piano. “Whoever though I’d be the greatest growing up?” asks Danny. Instrumental also included!
Mexico’s Mariachi music has been added to UNESCO’s – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – list of “intangible cultural heritage” in need of preservation.
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