Welcome to the Symphony

Author: Carolyn Sloan
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761176470
Format: PDF, 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!

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.

My First Classical Music Book

Author: Genevieve Helsby
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books
ISBN: 9781843791188
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Little Children s Music Book

Author: Fiona Watt
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9781409549697
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There's a concert in the forest tonight. Listen to the magical music as Squirrel, Mole, Weasel, Badger and Fox play their part then all perform together.

Four Seasons in One Day

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Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781847808776
Format: PDF, ePub
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Follow a little girl called Isabelle and her dog, Pickle, as they travel through the four seasons in one day. Accompanied by pieces from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this first title in a series of sound books that bring classical music to life for young children.

The Nutcracker

Author: Jessica Courtney-Tickle
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks
ISBN: 9781786030689
Format: PDF
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Follow Clara on a magical Christmas adventure in this retelling of the classic ballet story. Watch the Nutcracker battle the Mouse King, meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and journey to the Land of Sweets, where wonder and excitement await... Including music from: 'The Dance of the Reed Flutes', 'The Waltz of Flowers' and 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'.

Finding Your Voice

Author: Carolyn Sloan
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786883882
Format: PDF
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A professional singing instructor encourages readers to find their own voice in order to find inner harmony, strength, and self-expression through the use of easy-to-follow exercises and philosophical instruction. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The First Four Notes

Author: Matthew Guerrieri
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960927
Format: PDF, ePub
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A TIME Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012 A New Yorker Best Book of the Year Los Angeles Magazine's #1 Music Book of the Year A unique and revelatory book of music history that examines in great depth what is perhaps the best-known and most-popular symphony ever written and its four-note opening, which has fascinated musicians, historians, and philosophers for the last two hundred years. Music critic Matthew Guerrieri reaches back before Beethoven’s time to examine what might have influenced him in writing his Fifth Symphony, and forward into our own time to describe the ways in which the Fifth has, in turn, asserted its influence. He uncovers possible sources for the famous opening notes in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and certain French Revolutionary songs and symphonies. Guerrieri confirms that, contrary to popular belief, Beethoven was not deaf when he wrote the Fifth. He traces the Fifth’s influence in China, Russia, and the United States (Emerson and Thoreau were passionate fans) and shows how the masterpiece was used by both the Allies and the Nazis in World War II. Altogether, a fascinating piece of musical detective work—a treat for music lovers of every stripe.

First Book about the Orchestra

Author: Sam Taplin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781409597667
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Press the pictures of instruments and players to play the sounds and hear how the instruments work individually and together. This is a perfect introduction to world of classical music for young children. Players come together in the final pages to give a rousing finale, bringing the orchestra to life.