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GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: Lean on Me: Expressing Gratitude and Care with Music

GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: Lean on Me: Expressing Gratitude and Care with Music

GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductee, Bill Withers, was a prolific musician and inspiration to countless others. As a hard worker in and out of the recording studio, Bill understood the importance of teamwork and dependability, as his international hit, “Lean on Me” encompasses. Today, we take a closer look at his song and how it's [...]
GRAMMY Museum And Education Through Music-Los Angeles Foundation Present: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

GRAMMY Museum And Education Through Music-Los Angeles Foundation Present: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Join Deidre Racoma as she reads Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault’s beloved children’s book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, with a musical twist. Deidre enhances her reading by creating music via body percussion and call & response. By applying hand boning and rhythmic vocals to a musical beat, reading any book becomes an immersive adventure [...]
GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Songwriting Tips From Bruce Sudano

GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Songwriting Tips From Bruce Sudano

GRAMMY Award-nominated songwriter, Bruce Sudano (Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson) contributes some foundational tips for developing a healthy and sustaining career as a songwriter to the GRAMMY In The Schools Knowledge Bank. To become a good songwriter, one must first be a good listener. Songwriters are storytellers and therefore listening and emotional engagement are [...]
GRAMMY Museum And Education Through Music-Los Angeles Foundation Present: Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes

GRAMMY Museum And Education Through Music-Los Angeles Foundation Present: Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes

Read along with Deidre Racoma with Education Through Music: LA as she puts a musical spin on Eric Litwin’s and James Dean’s acclaimed children’s book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. Deidre demonstrates how engaging reading can be when set to music. Using reggae, this activity encourages the exploration of different musical styles. [...]
GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: The Latin Rhythms Of Despacito

GRAMMY Museum and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Present: The Latin Rhythms Of Despacito

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global smash hit “Despacito” needs little introduction. Though this song blazed a trail between international audiences, so much of its roots trace back to the rhythms and instrumentation of other Latin American music genres. Despacito embraces sounds from Puerto Rican rural music to Columbian Cumbia. Join us as we uncover [...]
GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: The Music Creators with Jason “Spicy G” Goldman

GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: The Music Creators with Jason “Spicy G” Goldman

We’re about to crank up the heat with GRAMMY Camp instructor, Jason “Spicy G” Goldman. As an accomplished music producer, songwriter, composer, arranger, and professor, Spicy G deconstructs the music industry to highlight the many people behind the creation and manipulation of music. While the artists are the brand and face of the music, there [...]
GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Quick Fix “In the Field” Tip for Bent Clarinet Side Key

GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Quick Fix “In the Field” Tip for Bent Clarinet Side Key

Ingenuity is imperative for playing music, but the same skills apply to keeping your instruments in working condition. GRAMMY Music Educator Award winner, Mickey Smith Jr. shares his “band hall-hack” when faced with a bent clarinet side key. Instead of expensive instrument repair, Mickey thinks outside the box for an innovative resolution: using a baritone [...]
GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Individual Preparation by Justin Klunk

GRAMMY In The Schools Mini-Lesson: Individual Preparation by Justin Klunk

Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and GRAMMY Camp Alumni, Justin Klunk (Ariana Grande, Leon Bridges, Lindsey Stirling), provides useful tips on preparing for shows, rehearsals, and auditions based on his experience in the professional music field. Justin confesses that it is generally the musicians that are the best prepared who are called back most often for work. He [...]