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Creative Arts Book of the Week 12/11/14

Its great to have the new book display up and running again, a good excuse to have a nice coffee in the library cafe and peruse the shelves of glossy new books. Today I chose to look at British Design

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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

If you are interested in film, television, radio, theatre or music you will love this new addition to library resources.  Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive provides full text access to key historical magazines in these subject areas including Melody Maker, New

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Freegal – Legal Free Music

Portsmouth City Council Library Service is excited to announce that we have launched Freegal- a music streaming and download service. Freegal rhymes with legal, and stands for ‘free and legal’.

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a cymbal at 1000 frames per second

You’ll never watch a live musician playing drums in quite the same way: http://www.musicademy.com/2013/06/cymbal-at-1000-frames-per-second/

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Horrible History songs

This is why we’re think they’re great: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-06-06/horrible-histories-5-brilliant-songs-from-series-5

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Insane Drumming

We’ve posted drum things here before, but this we’ve not seen and caught our attention: Most Insane Moments of Drummers II Insane moments indeed!

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City Symphonies

TOTD likes this front page to the Royal College of Art’s Design Interaction Show 2012. http://www.di12.rca.ac.uk/ Click on Mark McKeague to view City Symphonies. The designer has considered the synthesised sounds produced by electric cars and exlores an alternative approach

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John Peel’s Record Collection

The late John Peel was a respected DJ and was known for his vast collection of vinyl records. You can now explore his record collection here http://thespace.org/items/s000004u The website is beautifully designed and makes it a joy to get lost

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Star Wars theme by just one guy and a bunch of air instruments

This just caught our attention (thank you Stephen Fry) and is just genius. Even If it’s not your thing, admire the skill and effort it must have taken. Plus it helps you ‘unpick’ the orchestration in quite an interesting way.

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British Library Sounds

Explore the British Library’s extensive collection of recorded sounds, including music, oral history, wildlfe and dialects. http://sounds.bl.uk/  

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