Primary Source Learning: Music

The banjo lesson / Mary Cassatt

Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Music

Primary Source Learning: Sheet Music Collections & Teaching Resources

Tech Tool: Sheet Music Scanner

Guided primary source analysis activities

Learning from the Source lesson plans

Music Division educational videos

Minerva’s Kaleidoscope music blog posts

Library of Congress Curriculum Units for the 2014 Music Standards National Association for Music Education

Listening to the Diverse Voices of America’s Past National Association for Music Education

Primary Sources for Musical Learning

Teaching with the Library of Congress blog posts

What do Ensembles Sound Like? What Do They Look Like? album of photographs and sound recordings

  • How do students expect an ensemble to sound when they observe the people, instruments, and other clues in the photograph?
  • How do they expect an ensemble to look when they hear their music?
  • How can students expand their knowledge by making and revising such predictions?

Library research guides

Primary Source Spotlight: Music