The Story of the Orchestra

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

The Story of the Orchestra

Author: Robert Levine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780733323430
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Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too!) on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colourful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children. the engaging text is broken into three sections: an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani; the stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky; and an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern. Each step of the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning about. 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.

Children s Book of Music

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 075667638X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Children's Book of Music encourages young people to discover the power of music and be inspired by the music from cultures all over the world. In this clear and lively introduction to music history, the book takes a chronological journey around the world, exploring the sounds and rhythms of different cultures, the development of instruments, and the progression of musical styles. From the beginnings of music for ritual or magical purposes to the technological developments that have taken modern music in new directions, the fascinating history of how music has become an international exchange of ideas. This book simply explains how instruments are played and how composers have written music to express their feelings, and demystifies the language of music. Included are profiles of the fascinating lives, inspirations, and achievements of great composers and international performers, and timelines tracing the influences and roots of classical periods and modern popular music. A deeper appreciation of music is encouraged further, by "try it yourself ' activities and suggested lists of music to listen to. Give your child the gift of music with the Children's Book of Music!

My First Classical Music Book

Author: Genevieve Helsby
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books
ISBN: 9781843791188
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Gives an introduction to classical music. Suitable for young children aged 5-7 years, this title asks readers to think about the different places in which we might hear music, whether it is in a concert hall, or just on television. They are then introduced to a selection of famous composers including Mozart and Beethoven.

Can You Hear It

Author: William Lach
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810957213
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents an introduction to music and musical instruments, through the matching of excerpts of classical music with art works selected from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

Author: Patrick Kavanaugh
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310208068
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a compelling and inspiring look at spiritual beliefs that influenced some of the world's greatest composers, now revised and expanded with eight additional composers.

How to Grow a Young Music Lover

Author: Cheri Fuller
Publisher: Shaw Books
ISBN: 0307768937
Format: PDF, Docs
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How to Grow a Young Music Lover is the ideal guide for parents who want to boost their children’s education through music; parents who want to aid in their children’s cognitive, motor, and creative development; parents who love music and want their children to do the same; and parents who wish they knew more about music and want their children to have advantages and instruction they did not. The book is an extraordinary resource for homeschooling parents who want an informative, accessible music curriculum and those want to support their children’s instruction in piano, violin, or other instruments. It is also greatly appreciated by grandparents and other caregivers who want to initiate kids into the world of music; early childhood and elementary educators interested in solid, practical ways to teach their classroom about music; and any reader interested in learning more about musical history, terms, and methods. The book will also be well received by fans of musician Charlie Peacock, who wrote the foreword for this new edition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ah Music

Author: Aliki
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060287195
Format: PDF
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What is Music? Music is rhythm. Music is melody. Music is feeling... and oh, so much more. In this richly layered compendium, Aliki shares her keen insight about music and all its themes and variations. Ah, Music! is about composers and instruments. It's about artists and performers. It's about history -- from the earliest music through classical, modern, jazz, and popular times. It's about diversity and pleasure. If you have a love of music in your bones, or if you are just learning, or if you are about to play in your first recital, it's about you. Ah, music!

Welcome to the Symphony

Author: Carolyn Sloan
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761176470
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using one of the most famous works in classical music—Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony—here is the perfect way to introduce a young child to the world of classical music. This charming and interactive picture book with its panel of 19 sound buttons is like a ticket to a concert hall, taking readers on a journey from the exciting first moment when the musicians begin tuning up to the end of the first movement (attention newcomers: don’t clap yet!). At each step of the way, readers learn the basics of classical music and the orchestra: What is a conductor? What is a symphony? Who was Beethoven? The different aspects of music: melody, harmony, tempo, theme. And the families of instruments—strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. But the best part is that every critical idea is illustrated in gorgeous sound. The sound panel allows readers to hear the different parts of the symphony and voices of the music—the famous beginning of the Fifth, what a clarinet sounds like, the difference between a violin and a viola, what a melody is, and what harmony is. Kids will want to match their voices to the A note that tunes the orchestra, dance to the rhythmic passages—and, of course, sing along to da-da-da-daah!