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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 aged 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 sneakers. 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.
|Product dimensions:||7.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Norma Jean Haynes is a musician and music educator who has studied the world's folk music and performs her own original compositions for banjo and ukulele, along with traditional song and dance. She has updated and added to the classic work of the late Ann Sayre Wiseman, an artist and author of a dozen books, including Making Things, and Jack Langstaff, who was a noted performer and founding director of the Christmas Revels.
Table of Contents
Beginning Notes 1 Body Music 2 Household Things That Ring and Ping 3 Percussion: Beats and Rhythms 4 Breath Music: The Winds 5 The String Section 6 Instruments from the Workshop 7 Creating Music End Notes Helpful Musical Terms Resources Acknowledgments Metric Measurements Clock Score Index