With the ringing in of the New Year, comes an opportune time to learn a musical instrument. We keep hearing about the benefits of music for the mind and spirit – so why not dive in finally. If playing bagpipes, bassoon or banjo seems daunting, perhaps recorder, keyboard, or kazoo could suffice. If playing with others and love of history is your thing, – consider learning fife – or drum – and join a local fife and drum corps. Or join a drumming circle.
The Library has books aplenty to get you started – plus sheet music for various levels and for a variety of instruments.
Here’s a super quick sampling of our music collection…
Absolutely on music : conversations by Haruki Murakami with Seiji Ozawa
Banjo camp! Learning, picking & jamming with bluegrass & old-time greats by Zhenya Gene Senyak
The complete how to kazoo by Barbara Stewart
How to play the harmonica and other life lessons by Sam Barry
The “how to manual” for learning to play the Great Highland Bagpipe by Major Archie Cairns
Keyboard for dummies by Jerry Kovarsky
The recorder guide : an instruction method for soprano and alto recorder, including folk melodies from around the world by Arthur Nitka & Johanna E. Kulbach
Unbored : the essential field guide to serious fun [compiled by] Joshua Glenn
So don’t be bored. Stop by the PLAY! display on the first floor (near the Reference Desk) and pluck a few choice titles – if you dare.
Or move on up to the 3rd floor and tune in to the 780s section.