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Barr Films

Overview
Works: 1,043 works in 2,195 publications in 2 languages and 10,519 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Music  Short films  Documentary films  History  Internet videos  Children's films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: Q175, 507.2
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Most widely held works about Barr Films
 
Most widely held works by Barr Films
Discovering the music of Latin America( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates three important Japanese instruments: the koto, the shakuhachi, and the shamisen, and explains how they fit into Japanese life. Includes performances of traditional singing and dancing, and pieces played by an ensemble of the three instruments
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces much of the music of the Middle East and Balkans back to the spread of Mohammedanism. Introduces such instruments as the oud, santur, qanun, cimbalum and dumbek, and demonstrates the concepts of highly ornamented melodic lines and asymmetrical rhythms
Discovering the music of India( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series that explores the origins of music and its cultural background. This segment looks at the music of the Middle Ages, which was rooted in either basic religious observance or in secular pursuits, as were most of the art forms of that period. Looks at the solemn rituals, the romantic ballads, and the rigorous social tunes, in the age of chivalry and grace
Discovering American Indian music( Visual )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member 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
Native American series( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1987 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the two main influences, African and English, on the development of American folk music
Discovering Russian folk music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents elements that make the Russian folk music tradition beautiful and distinctive. Discusses the uses of music in Russian villages, cities, and churches and shows how modern music is being influenced by these traditions
Discovering jazz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of jazz from its roots in 19th century black America
Discovering electronic music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the physical basis of music and shows how music can be created and altered by electronic means. Includes computer-controlled music and a demonstration of the latest modern digital sound synthesizer
You're not listening( Visual )

14 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates, through a series of humorous vignettes, techniques for building good listening skills. Points out that listening is a complex skill which requires specific training and practice
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member 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
You're not communicating by Jerry A Callner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video focuses on five vital elements of effective communication and delineates the responsibilities of the message sender. Cover such topics as concise expression, timing and feedback
Harry, the dirty dog by Gene Zion( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Harry, a white dog with black spots who runs away from home because he hates getting a bath. After many adventures and visits to dirty places, Harry returns home only to be recognized as a black dog with white spots. Encourages youngsters to experience literature through reading and media
Otherwise known as Sheila the Great( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant and humorous tale of a young girl who learns to face some of her greatest fears
Managing people through change( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member 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
Discovering country and western music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of country and western music from its origins in the folk music of Southern mountain dwellers to its current emergence as a form of popular music
Scientific method by inc Encyclopaedia Britannica Films( Visual )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines three basic components of the scientific method--observation, hypothesizing, experimentation
 
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