Make Music!: A Kid's Guide to Creating Rhythm, Playing with Sound, and Conducting and Composing Music

Make Music!: A Kid's Guide to Creating Rhythm, Playing with Sound, and Conducting and Composing Music


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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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781635861716
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 04/30/2019
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ann Sayre Wiseman has led arts and crafts workshops around the world for more than 30 years. An artist, teacher, and art therapist, Ann is also the author of a dozen books, including Making Music (with John Langstaff). She lives in Massachusetts.

The late John Langstaff was known internationally for his ability to unlock any child's innate musical ability. He was the founder of the original Christmas Revels in 1971 and devoted his life to promoting music education and enjoyment, especially for children. 

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
Metric Measurements
Clock Score

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Make Music!: A Kid's Guide to Creating Rhythm, Playing with Sound, and Conducting and Composing Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book will be a welcome resource for elementary school teachers, camp counselors, scout troops: you name it, really anywhere that kids with imagination congregate. Some music concepts are taught but, more importantly, kids are encouraged to use their resources, be creative and make music. There are so many ways to do this; to name a few-fill water glasses with differing amounts of water and tap on them, hum, sing, make instruments from what you find in the kitchen, conduct, sing in harmony...the ideas are plentiful. I enjoyed this look at how to help children to develop a love of music. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.