Make Music!: A Kid's Guide to Creating Rhythm, Playing with Sound, and Conducting and Composing Music
List price £12.99 Add to basket
- Paperback (BC)
- 01 May 2019
- Storey Publishing
- 144 pages - 203 x 254 x 15mm
Music is for everyone — no prior experience required! Make Music! invites kids and families to celebrate the joy of sound with a variety of inventive activities, including playing dandelion trumpets, conducting percussion conversations, and composing their own pieces. Musician and educator Norma Jean Haynes brings the pioneering work of Ann Sayre Wiseman and John Langstaff to a new generation of kids ages 5 and up, focusing on the playfulness, spontaneity, and creativity of music. Kids explore rhythm with clapping, body drumming, and intonations. They learn to create found sound with kitchen pots and pans, the Sunday paper, or even the Velcro on their shoes. And step-by-step instructions show how to make 35 different instruments, from chimes and bucket drums to a comb kazoo and a milk-carton guitar.
This book puts the 'play' back in music with inventive ideas for simple homemade instruments and creative instructions for orchestrating sound and rhythm with delightful results — no prior musical experience required!