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Barr Films

Overview
Works: 1,042 works in 2,198 publications in 2 languages and 10,774 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: ML3760, 372.6
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Most widely held works about Barr Films
 
Most widely held works by Barr Films
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in English and held by 450 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 Latin America( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 430 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 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies and demonstrates instruments used in Japanese music
Discovering the music of the Middle East( Visual )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 334 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, quanun, cimbelum, 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 297 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 254 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 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Présente différentes interprétations de danse et de musique tirées du folklore des Indiens d'Amérique du Nord. Donne une idée de la diversité musicale de différentes tribus et aussi de la valeur sociale et rituelle de la musique dans la vie de ces tribus. Inclue une composition de Louis Ballard, compositeur américain d'origine indienne
Native American series( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 197 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 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the African and English influences on American folk music; traces the evolution of several standard American folk ballads
Discovering Russian folk music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 162 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 119 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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates, through a series of humourous vignettes, techniques for building good listening skills. Points out that listening is a complex skill which requires specific training and practice
You're not communicating by Jerry A Callner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 94 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 84 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 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant and humorous tale of a young girl who learns to face some of her greatest fears
Discovering country and western music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 74 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
Managing people through change( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 72 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
Scientific method by inc Encyclopaedia Britannica Films( Visual )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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
A conversation with Magic : (with condom discussion)( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kids have questions for Magic Johnson. Information is provided on AIDS and HIV
 
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