The Songbook Blog

Spotlights, Weekly Columns, Interviews and more from the Great American Songbook Foundation family!

1/15/2020
Teaching Notes - 1776
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12/17/2019
Teaching Notes - Hamilton: An American Musical
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11/22/2019
Today's Song: "True Love Ways"
With a beautiful melody and moving orchestration, “True Love Ways,” is always identified with Buddy Holly, its songwriter and performer of its first recording.
11/20/2019
Teaching Notes - Of Thee I Sing
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10/25/2019
Today's Song: "Till Then"
To me, “Till Then” might have been simply a pretty, soothing Tin Pan Alley tune. It’s the Mills Brothers’ mellow tones and incomparable harmonies that make it one of “My All-time Greatest Songs.”
10/25/2019
Advice from an Alum: Book & Repertoire!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Preparing your Book and Repertoire!
10/11/2019
Today's Song: "A Change is Gonna Come"
The latest addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” is Sam Cooke’s beautiful, inspirational, and unforgettable “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
10/11/2019
Advice from an Alum: Unifieds!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Unifieds!
9/27/2019
Today's Song: "Because"
What is YOUR favorite Beatles song? This week’s addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” is "Because" by the Beatles!
9/27/2019
Advice from an Alum: Scheduling your College Auditions!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Scheduling your College Auditions!
9/20/2019
Advice from an Alum: College Pre-Screens
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Pre-Screens!
9/13/2019
Advice from an Alum: Academic Applications
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the second stage of the College Audition process: Academic Applications!