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Musical notes, make the world go round!


Bob Marely

"Bob Marley Performs in Holland, 1976." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.



Books on music, musicians, bands @CCS

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Waging Heavy Peace - Neil Young
ISBN: 0399159460
Publication Date: 2012-09-25

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How Music Works - David Byrne
ISBN: 1936365537
Publication Date: 2012-09-12

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The History of Reggae - Stuart A. Kallen
ISBN: 1590187407
Publication Date: 2005-09-02

Popular Music - Donald Clarke
ISBN: 0140511474
Publication Date: 1991-05-07

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Rock Stars Encyclopedia - Dafydd Rees; Luke Crampton
ISBN: 0789446138
Publication Date: 1999-09-15

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Girls Rock! - Mina Carson; Tisa Lewis; Susan M. Shaw
ISBN: 0813123100
Publication Date: 2004-07-23


Copyright Friendly Images

Copyright Friendly Images and Sounds

Creative Commons

Photo Pin

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Public Domain Images is a repository for top quality high resolution public domain photos. All photos on this site are public domain images. They are explicitly placed in the public domain. You can use all photos (image wallpapers) from this site for whatever you want, use it freely for personal and commercial use. This means that these images are copyright free and can be used for any purpose you like.

Wikimedia Commons is a database of millions of freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute. This link will take you directly to the hosted images.

NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license.

Check out this Copyright Friendly Wiki!!

Google Advanced Image Search  Under usage right, in the drop down menu, choose labeled for reuse.


Musical Quotes



Why Your Brain Craves Music

Read this article and answer the questions below, so you're able to discuss the article with the class.

By Michael D. Lemonick 
This article not only describes the physiological and neurological reasons for music consumption, but also considers intellectual factors such as how paying for music stimulates us more than free music.
  1. How might music play a role in human survival?
  2. In what ways do we demonstrate enjoyment of music? ​

The Grateful Dead

"Grateful Dead." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.






Historical Databases

American History   


American Bandstand Fashion 50-80


American Bandstand Remembers the 60's


"Hear and See"

Video Production Tools:

Animoto: Ask Mrs. Brennan for login

Imovie: on a Mac computer 

Podcast Tools:


GarageBand on a Mac: podcast

Other Tools:


Thinglink: add links to a graphic

Canva: can design a graphic to use with Thinglink



Grateful Dead Thinglink


Inquiry Cycle



How are musicians, influenced by the historical, political cultural events of the time period AND then how do they “play it forward”?

Who influenced your group or performer and what has been their impact on the genre or society in general.



Databases: Subject Specific

Research databases
Limit Your Results

Subject Specific Databases

Subject Guide

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ebooks @ CCS on Music

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Tupac Shakur - Tayannah Lee McQuillar
ISBN: 0786745932
Publication Date: 2010-01-26


Books on music, musicians, bands @ CCS

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Tupac Shakur - Fred L. Johnson; Tayannah Lee McQuillar
ISBN: 1568583877
Publication Date: 2010-01-26

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Parents Aren't Supposed to Like It
ISBN: 078765387X
Publication Date: 2001-08-31

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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! - Bob Stanley
ISBN: 0393242692
Publication Date: 2014-07-14

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The Art of Noise - Daniel Rachel
ISBN: 1250051290
Publication Date: 2014-10-07

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Legends, Icons and Rebels - Robbie Robertson; Jim Guerinot; Sebastian Robertson; Jared Levine
ISBN: 1770495711
Publication Date: 2013-10-08

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The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll - Patricia Romanowksi (Editor); Holly George-Warren (Editor); John Pareles (Editor)
ISBN: 0743201205
Publication Date: 2001-11-08

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The History of Rock and Roll - Stuart A. Kallen
ISBN: 1590181263
Publication Date: 2002-08-30

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The History of Jazz - Stuart A. Kallen
ISBN: 1590181255
Publication Date: 2002-08-22


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