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July 2015

The following music periodicals are available to eligible individuals upon request. For a free subscription, contact the nearest network library, or the Music Section as below.

Music Section
The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C. 20542
[email protected]
202-707-0712 fax

Braille Music Magazine
produced monthly by the Royal National Institute for the Blind. Contains articles from British magazines about classical music and music criticism; reviews new braille music publications.
Format: braille.
Contemporary Sound Track: A Review of Pop, Jazz, Rock, and Country
Published bimonthly by NLS. A sampler of articles and reviews from national magazines.
Format: audio cartridge and BARD.
Musical Mainstream
published quarterly by NLS. Contains selected articles from national magazines about classical music, criticism, and music education. Lists recent NLS acquisitions.
Formats: braille, audio cartridge, large print, and BARD.
Popular Music Lead Sheets
published quarterly by NLS. Contains melodies, lyrics, and chords to popular songs ranging from golden oldies to recent hits.
Format: braille, BARD.
Quarterly Music Magazine
published quarterly by NLS. Features a different specialized magazine each quarter, usually alternating between a classical music magazine and a popular music magazine. Topic range from opera to jazz, country, music teaching, keyboard and guitar music.
Format: audio cartridge, BARD.
Sound and Vision
published monthly by TEN: The Enthusiast Network. Reviews new sound equipment and recordings.
Format: audio cartridge.

For general information and a list of available circulars and catalogs, ask for Facts: Music Services for Blind and Physically Handicapped Individuals. Facts is available in both large-print and braille formats.

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