The Story of the Orchestra

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579121488
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor.

A Child s Introduction to the Orchestra

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0762495480
Format: PDF, ePub
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This exciting and interactive journey into the to the world of instruments, composers, and history classical music includes 37 downloadable tracks to listen along to! The best-selling A Child's Introduction to the Orchestra is a charming exploration of the classical music. Orchestra Bob encourages kids to listen, learn, and enjoy as he introduces them to the most powerful works from the greatest composers in the world. He'll tell wacky stories about deaf composers and quirky musicians, and will explore the inspiration behind great works. Kids will also learn about each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani and different musical styles from Baroque to Modern. Each step of the way, children can listen to musical examples of what they are learning about by downloading audio tracks from an exclusive website. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer's precocious exploits as a child. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this is the perfect introduction to the magical world of classical music.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide to Classical Education at Home Fourth Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393253635
Format: PDF, ePub
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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

Music Lessons

Author: Stephanie Stein Crease
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569764565
Format: PDF, Docs
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Providing guidance for parents who want their children to enjoy learning to play a musical instrument, this resource teaches parents the best ways to encourage children's musical talents. Key guidance is provided for the trickiest hurdles of all: helping children learn how to practice and navigating their impulse to quit by encouraging them to take pride in their progress despite the frustrations of the learning process. Commonly taught methods--including Suzuki, Kodaly, Dalcroze training, and the Orff approach--and instrument selection are discussed in detail, as are tips for choosing the right teacher. Up-to-date resources and references for youth orchestras, national and regional organizations, outreach programs, and school advocacy organizations, and supplementary materials for various ages and stages of ability, are provided.

Music Through Children s Literature

Author: Donna B. Levene
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563080210
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Illustrated folk songs, rhythmic poems, stories with musical themes, and other picture books with a strong musical basis are used in this teacher resource to provide a springboard for learning about music and developing music appreciation. The books covered offer a rich diversity of text and graphic styles and are generally available thorugh school and public library collections. Titles include Possum Comes a-Knockin', All Join In, There's a Hole in the Bucket, Ragtime Tumpie, Berlioz, the Bear, and Follow the Drinking Gourd.

Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Publisher: Eulenburg
ISBN: 3795713455
Format: PDF, Docs
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Over 100 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. Über 100 Werke der berühmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe für Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhältlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genießen.

The Instruments of Music

Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781590181270
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents the history and development of various musical instruments, including percussion, woodwinds, brass, strings, and keyboards, discussing specific types of the instrument and key figures in their development.