Listen to Some Tunes in Discovery Ed

Saxophone_PlayerToday marks the anniversary of the first time Duke Ellington played at Carnegie Hall — a large concert hall in New York City. “The Duke” was a jazz great and considered by many people to be the greatest American composer of all time.

[There’s an old joke I love about Carnegie Hall: A couple of tourists are looking for the entrance to Carnegie Hall. They run into a guy with a violin case in an alley nearby. They ask him, “Excuse me, how do you get to Carnegie Hall?” He replies, “Practice.”]

All this got me thinking…. You all might not know that there is a lot of music in your Discovery Education account. There is music by Beethoven and Mozart; there is World Music from Japan, and Spain; there is jazz and ragtime; there are songs about numbers (grades 3-8); there are videos about the rise of rock and roll (grades 6-8). And much, much more.

So, next time you’re studying and you need a break, or if music helps you focus, try a search for “audio,” “songs,” or “music” (or “jazz,” or “rock and roll,” etc.) in your account and see what pops up.

As always, let us know your favorites in the Comments section!

50 comments… add one

  • Anna January 24, 2014, 12:38 am

    Hey, I’m learning about jazz in my class. It’s kinda interesting !

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    • Isyss January 26, 2014, 11:15 pm

      Dear Anna,

      Cool.

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  • Jeanette January 24, 2014, 3:43 pm

    Hi Anna! What a great coincidence. Hope you find the music in your account to be helpful — or just fun to listen to. Have a great day!

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  • JO January 24, 2014, 6:49 pm

    WELL THATS GREAT, I LOIVE JAZZ MUSIC TOO

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    • Naomi January 28, 2014, 9:20 pm

      Do you play?

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      • will January 29, 2014, 6:36 pm

        i use to

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  • jonathan January 24, 2014, 7:26 pm

    i looked for Elvis no Elvis.

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    • Jeanette January 24, 2014, 10:06 pm

      Ah! I didn’t look for Elvis, but good one. He doesn’t show up, but his music is included in “The Roots of Rock and Roll,” in the segment called “Rock Breaks the Barriers of Racial Segregation: Rockabilly.” It’s a band doing a cover for some elementary kids. They’re good, but it proves that Elvis really was king! (I love the challenge of finding references to everything in DE… it’s gotta be in there somewhere!)

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  • John January 24, 2014, 7:42 pm

    This is so radical

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  • Jeanette January 25, 2014, 10:57 pm

    This looks cool.

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  • Isyss January 26, 2014, 11:15 pm

    I love music. I love Rock and Roll! It is awesome.

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  • keith January 27, 2014, 3:09 pm

    THAT IS REALLY COOL . I AM A SERIOUS JAZZ FAN

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  • matthew January 27, 2014, 3:15 pm

    where i live jazz was born here in new orleans

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  • Laura January 27, 2014, 9:31 pm

    Wow, that’s awesome jazz is more amazing than many people think. I ‘m only 13 but I love all music! When I say all I mean ALL!

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    • Jeanette January 28, 2014, 3:24 pm

      Hi Laura! Long time no see on the blog comments. Glad to have you back!

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      • Laura February 7, 2014, 8:52 pm

        Ahh. you remember me on the Video contest nice.. You too

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  • monica January 27, 2014, 11:47 pm

    i love jazz are you going to add more jazz on here

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  • Aubrey January 28, 2014, 9:21 pm

    What about the first time Benny goodman played in Carnegie hall?

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    • Jeanette January 29, 2014, 2:16 am

      Hi Aubrey! Great question. I just looked that up and Benny Goodman played jazz at Carnegie Hall on January 16, 1938, so I guess we just missed that anniversary. Did you already know that? Do you like Benny Goodman? Thanks for bringing it up!

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    • Aubrey February 5, 2014, 1:34 am

      Hey, my name is Aubrey. That is so cool. Send me something girl!

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  • monica January 29, 2014, 8:42 pm

    hey are you going to add more stuff to the blog

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    • Jeanette January 29, 2014, 10:47 pm

      Hi Monica — yes, I am going to put up a new post tomorrow. Stay tuned! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  • monica January 29, 2014, 9:12 pm

    i like that song about numbers

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  • monica January 29, 2014, 9:13 pm

    i love jazz do you jeanette

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    • Jeanette February 3, 2014, 6:53 pm

      Hi Monica. Jazz isn’t my favorite musical genre, but I like some of it. The jazz that’s very discordant makes me kind of uncomfortable. Thanks for asking! Jeanette

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  • will January 30, 2014, 12:54 am

    it wont work :( i tried 2 search jazz, rock and roll, and audio but it didnt work :(

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  • Madi January 30, 2014, 3:52 pm

    I personally don’t exactly like jazz music. I’m more into hard ROCK music when it’s turned up to at least 20 in volume. I also like country music because it’s a cool type of music that when you’re kinda feeling down, it gets your spirits rising up again!

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  • travis January 30, 2014, 4:52 pm

    who are you people?

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    • Jeanette January 30, 2014, 6:10 pm

      Hi Travis. The people on this board are students from all around the country who have active Discovery Education accounts. Any student can comment on the board. There are also several of us here who work for Discovery Education. Hope to see you commenting more. Thanks!

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  • Hailey January 30, 2014, 6:44 pm

    These are the most fabulous jams i have heard this century. Those jazz tunes doe.

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  • monica January 31, 2014, 9:09 pm

    do you like jazz

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  • Aissatou February 1, 2014, 7:14 pm

    I’m also a fan of jazz ! and I love the article. Do you think you could post something about the U.S population.

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    • Jeanette February 3, 2014, 6:55 pm

      Hi Aissatou. What sort of things are you curious about regarding the US population? I’ll definitely consider posting something, if you can narrow it down for me a bit. Thanks for commenting!

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  • Aissatou February 1, 2014, 7:21 pm

    I’m doing the U.S population in class I could use your cool articles.

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  • Mackenzie February 3, 2014, 4:44 pm

    Cool

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  • Mackenzie February 3, 2014, 4:45 pm

    That is really cool

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  • Mackenzie February 3, 2014, 4:47 pm

    That’s really cool

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  • MADELINE February 4, 2014, 4:09 pm

    i love jazz

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  • Mackenzie February 5, 2014, 4:36 pm

    Cool! I love jazz music! Do you have anything with country?

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    • Jeanette February 5, 2014, 4:46 pm

      Hi Mackenzie! It kind of depends on what services you have from Discovery Education. Try searching in the search bar at the top of your Discovery Education landing page. I would search for “country music” or, more broadly, “music” — I think if you search for “country” you’ll get mostly social studies/geography results. You can also narrow your search down on the left side of the page by selecting “Visual and Performing Arts” — I see a number of encyclopedia articles about Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, etc. It can be fun to figure out exactly how to drill down for what you’re looking for. Good luck!

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  • Abbye February 6, 2014, 2:04 am

    I never knew that Duke Ellington played at Carnegie Hall! That is so awesome! And I love jazz!

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  • Aissatou February 6, 2014, 2:40 am

    HEY ITS AISSATOU AGAIN SORRY I HAVENT BEEN ON IN A LONG TIME. IM DOING THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE POPULATION NOW AND EARLYER IS IT LESS OR GRAETER.

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  • Cody February 6, 2014, 2:26 pm

    do you guys plan on putting any more genres on here besides just jazz?

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  • Erika February 7, 2014, 1:39 pm

    Does anyone have just dance 2014?

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  • skyla February 10, 2014, 8:40 pm

    i love music so fun amazing to dance to. lol :)

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  • Aissatou February 11, 2014, 12:06 am

    i think you should post more things on music maybe something like classical rock or something just recommending.

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  • Autumn February 13, 2014, 1:39 pm

    i took jazz 4 a year it was AWESOME!!

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  • crystal February 14, 2014, 6:53 pm

    gotta love smooth jazz its so up beat

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  • P February 20, 2014, 11:43 pm

    I play 5 instruments and love them all.

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  • Nicolas February 25, 2014, 10:23 pm

    I LOV JAZZ its calm

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