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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!



  1. Anna (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

    • Isyss (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      Dear Anna,

      Cool.

  2. Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    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!

  3. JO (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    WELL THATS GREAT, I LOIVE JAZZ MUSIC TOO

    • Naomi (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      Do you play?

      • will (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

        i use to

  4. jonathan (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    i looked for Elvis no Elvis.

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      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!)

  5. John (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    This is so radical

  6. Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    This looks cool.

  7. Isyss (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  8. keith (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    THAT IS REALLY COOL . I AM A SERIOUS JAZZ FAN

  9. matthew (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    where i live jazz was born here in new orleans

  10. Laura (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    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!

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

      • Laura (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  11. monica (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  12. Aubrey (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      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!

    • Aubrey (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  13. monica (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    hey are you going to add more stuff to the blog

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  14. monica (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    i like that song about numbers

  15. monica (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    i love jazz do you jeanette

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      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

  16. will (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  17. Madi (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    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!

  18. travis (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    who are you people?

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      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!

  19. Hailey (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  20. monica (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    do you like jazz

  21. Aissatou (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      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!

  22. Aissatou (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  23. Mackenzie (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    Cool

  24. Mackenzie (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    That is really cool

  25. Mackenzie (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    That’s really cool

  26. MADELINE (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    i love jazz

  27. Mackenzie (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

    • Jeanette (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

      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!

  28. Abbye (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  29. Aissatou (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    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.

  30. Cody (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  31. Erika (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    Does anyone have just dance 2014?

  32. skyla (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  33. Aissatou (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

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

  34. Autumn (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    i took jazz 4 a year it was AWESOME!!

  35. crystal (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    gotta love smooth jazz its so up beat

  36. P (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    I play 5 instruments and love them all.

  37. Nicolas (Reply) on Thursday 23, 2014

    I LOV JAZZ its calm