Music is Hard 24: Discovery

This week:
As musicians, we have an obligation to stay informed about the music happening around us. How do we discover new music and new scholarship for the first time?

Ted Gioia’s 100 Best CDs on 2011
Nonesuch Records
David MacDonald – Reliable Sources
Birtwistle – Secret Theater (on Rdio)

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  • Andrew Hudson

    I was very intrigued by the discussion about digital resources– you didn’t mention (and a lot of people don’t) that one of the big problems is reading comprehension. Distinguishing good sources from bad, finding and utilizing keywords, and a lot of other research skills are dependent on being able to read academic text and pull information out of it. And frankly, speaking as an undergrad, I can say affirmatively that most of us really don’t know how to do that effectively.

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