Today 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!