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Barr Films

Overview
Works: 1,200 works in 2,168 publications in 2 languages and 10,855 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Music  Documentary films  Short films  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: ML3760, 780.956
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Publications about Barr Films
Publications by Barr Films
Most widely held works about Barr Films
 
Most widely held works by Barr Films
Discovering the music of Latin America ( visu )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Explores the foundations of Latin music, starting with the roots of Indian music, the use of wind and percussion instruments, the development of string instruments, and Spanish and Portugese traditions
Discovering the music of Japan ( visu )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Identifies and demonstrates instruments used in Japanese music
Discovering the music of Africa ( visu )
14 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
Concentrates on music of western Africa, especially the music of Ghana. Shows examples of three important instrument groups: rattles, bells, and drums. These are demonstrated separately, then played in an ensemble to illustrate the complexity of rhythm patterns in African music. Traditional dances are also performed
Discovering the music of the Middle East ( visu )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A look at the historical development of music in the Middle East, focusing especially on the role of Islam therein. Also discusses Middle Eastern musical instruments, technical innovations, and melodic concepts
Discovering the music of India ( visu )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture
Discovering the music of the Middle Ages by John Biggs Consort( visu )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Examines the religious and secular music of the Middle Ages, describes the musical instruments of the period, and surveys the social milieu
Native American series ( visu )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Indians of the Southwest gives a brief profile of what it means to be a Navajo Indian. Indians of the Plains uses the dramatic setting of a Native father and son discovering an arrowhead which opens a discussion on Plains Indian history. Indians of California recreates the daily life of the Yokuts Indians, who were the largest group of Native Americans in California
Discovering American folk music ( visu )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
Reviews the two main influences, African and English, on the development of American folk music
Discovering Russian folk music ( visu )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Describes the instruments and sounds that make Russian music unique. Discusses the uses of music in Russian villages, cities, and churches and shows how modern music is being influenced by these traditions
Discovering jazz ( visu )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Part of a series that explores the origins of music and its cultural background. This segment traces the history of jazz from its roots in 19th century black America from Dixieland and blues through such styles as swing, bop, cool jazz, funky, and free improvisation
Discovering electronic music by B Wilets( visu )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Portrays the physical basis of music and shows how music can be created and altered by electronic means. Demonstrates a digital sound synthesizer and shows the use of computer terminals to display, control, and change musical compositions
Discovering American Indian music ( visu )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Authentically costumed American Indians from various tribes around the country perform songs and dances. Describes the social and ceremonial functions of the music and portrays how Indians live today. Includes a composition by American Indian composer Louis Ballard
Discovering the music of Africa ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Describes music and rhythms of Africa, especially Ghana, and how they are used both as music and means of communication. Demonstrates the complex rhythmical music of the bells, rattles and the drums; shows several traditional dances
Discovering American Indian music ( visu )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Traces musical traditions of the American Indian. Viewers will learn how music has influenced our cultures, traditions, and everyday life
Harry, the dirty dog ( visu )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Based on the book by Gene Zion, this film faithfully recreates the story of Harry, a white dog with black spots who encounters a series of dirt-filled misadventures that transform him into a black dog with white spots
Otherwise known as Sheila the Great ( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A poignant and humorous tale of a young girl who learns to face some of her greatest fears
A conversation with Magic : (with condom discussion) ( visu )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Kids have questions for Magic Johnson. Information is provided on AIDS and HIV
Managing people through change ( visu )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Examines the four predictable phases of denial, resistance, exploration, and commitment which people typically go through in response to corporate changes. Tells how each phase affects people and their work, and focuses on the manager's role in each phase
The Scientific method ( visu )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Demonstrates the scientific method's three-part process: observation, theorizing or hypothesizing, and testing the hypothesis through experimentation. Viewers see several examples of the scientific method at work in the classroom and in professional research
Harry comes home ( visu )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
The Dobsons find Harry in the dog pound and reluctantly decide to take him home. Poor Harry quickly gets into trouble with the next door neighbor, Mrs. Hildebrand and her spoiled cat, Isabel
 
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