EBOOK Story of the OrchestraListen While You Learn About the Instruments the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music

Kemilau Cinta - Brighter Than the Sun gThis book hasreat ideas that are hobbled by inconsistent execution There is too much to Learn For One Go At for one o at so we covered on chapter a dayWe actually read Part II Instruments first Students learn about the organization where everyone sits and instruments of the orchestra Each chapter features an introduction into the featured section followed by explanation of each individual instrument Chapters include Strings woodwinds brass percussion and keyboard Photographs well illustrate what the instruments look like but the drawings are inconsistent While they ive visuals for interesting facts they fail to who how all the instruments are played and we had to fill in from the internetWhat makes this a pleasure though is that music is provided for each instrument Each piece is introduced by informing the student of the composer s inspiration how the selection progresses and when to notice the instrument being discussed This ives students an idea of both the individual sounds of the instruments as well as how they all work together This CD made it delightfulThen we turned to Part I Composers In a similiar manner the chapters are arranged by Era baroue classical romantic and modern After a brief introduction to what made the era uniue and how it fit into the progression or development of orchestral expression individual composers of the era are biographied Silly facts about them are fun and the opportunity to listen to specific works that demonstrate their style is fantastic But once again there are aps that have to be filled in Music selections are NOT provided for ALL the composers and we had to fill in again from the internetMuch of the text be it in the instrument or composer section is repetitive and the necessity to fill in from the internet is disappointing When it was working we enjoyed it immensely when it wasn t we struggled through Why couldn t they edit finish it to A Silent Ocean Away: Colette's Dominion get the fine product they are on the verge ofI would LOVE to find something that could pull it all together orchestra selections for every instrument and composer consistently engaging text illustrations of what the instruments are and how they are played If you find such a resource LET ME KNOW In the meantime this will have to do 25 stars If you re looking for aood children s text book to introduce your kids to music basics this is the one to Pick It Goes Over The Musical Eras It oes over the musical eras how they re defined the most famous composers from those periods and each instrument in the orchestra has it s own page spread with musical excerpts so you can know what they sound like Be sure to include this in your children s social studies course It d be best to Be sure to include this in your children s social studies course It d be best to it out into a few daysweeks rather than read straight throughAges 8 12Approx Duration 1 hourCleanliness there is an image of a man with a loincloth and another image of someone naked their backside is visibleLike my reviews I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too These reports ive a complete break down of everything in the book so you ll know just how clean it is or isn t I also have Clean Guides downloadable PDFs which enable you to clean up your book before reading it Visit my website The Book Radar Learned so much about instruments in an orchestra The cd is a A Writer's Reference with Writing about Literature with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates great addition to listen to Includes CD It seemed ok but the illustration style was not my preference to cartoony Kids weren t as into it as I had hoped Maybe tryetting it out from the library again when they are older Subtitle Listen While You Learn About the Instruments the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the MusicThis really fine book would mak. 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 exuisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs this package Story of the OrchestraListen While You Learn About the Instruments the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the MusicE orchestra Most composers were also conductors In this section the patterns of directing to the Various Beats Are Given To beats are America Lost and Found: An English Boy's Wartime Adventure in the New World given to practicing andetting to know how music is written Some fun may be had here I know this is a lot of information I only ave you a part too As a music loving person I think that this book is a wonderful teaching tool because of its layout the fun and colorful illustrations and the way the CD brings each composer and instrument to life in ways that just reading about the instruments or type of music could not duplicate alone This is a 2000 book with CD but there are discounted copies available across the internet Reading Level 8 13 YearsAuthorRobert Levine is an internationally known classical music and opera critic a writer whose work has appeared in dozens of publications He was the co editor of Tower Records Classical Pulse Magazine He has been Senior Editor of ClassicsTodaycom a worldwide web site devoted to classical music He is the author of many of the texts in the Black Dog Opera Library as well as Maria Callas A Musical Biography and Weep Shudder Die A Guide to Loving Opera He lives in New York CityIllustratorMeredith HamiltonFrom Mrs Hamilton s websiteMy illustration tools include everything from copperplate pen nibs and French sepia ink to Photoshop My work revolves around conveying information visually whether it be in the form of a mobile app or an illustration for a children s bookIn 2012 I co founded BumpBump Books which makes apps for mobile devices My ongoing series A Child s Introduction to Black Dog Leventhal Publishing has received both Moonbeam and Parent s Choice Awards Formerly an Art Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek I have an MFA in Visual Journalism from the School of Visual Arts and an AB in Comparative Literature from Brown Universityand oh yes three children You can find her wonderful art A basic introduction to music with cute illustrations but very basic Not much information here This would be ood for very young kids with only a burgeoning interest in music For my money I feel The Story of the Symphony or Meet the Orchestra Hayes are better introductions to music and instruments I like the pages with the percussion instruments Excellent my 4y old loves listening to the CD while reading the book to him he pays attention to instruments and rythm whenever he hears music Robert Levine expertise in writing about classical music is clear in his beautiful children s work The Story of the Orchestra The book introduces children to the instruments of the orchestra and includes an overview of the different periods of classical composition and brief but interesting biographies of notable composers of each era The book s history and facts are accurate and with the simple organization of sections and subgroups ie Baroue Classical Romantic and Modern are subgroups of the section Composers the organization is clear helpful and appropriate Moreover the book is informative while still maintaining a fun lively format Levine s passion for orchestral music comes through in his careful selection of silly but true facts about the composers and instruments which are certain to spark a child s senses of humor and wonder Levine introduces terms which are certain to spark a child s senses of humor and wonder Levine introduces terms to the world of the orchestra and carefully defines and explains them in language appropriate for Levine introduces terms to the world of the orchestra and carefully defines and explains them in language appropriate for reading elementary or middle school students Further the book is supplemented by Levine s tastefully chosen soundtrack which includes tracks to highlight each instrument and composer I highly recommend this book for use at home or in the classroom. N 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 childBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date 1022000 Pages 96 Reading Level Age 9 and Up. ,

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E a reat learning tool for families homeschooling and for anyone who wants to introduce their children to classical music and an orchestra s instruments The CD adds to the book by having the type of music discussed as well as samples of each instrument I come from a musical background of playing the clarinet and bassoon in high school come from a musical background of playing the clarinet and bassoon in high school with learning piano during my early elementary ages and uitar as an adult I don t play any of them now but I love music so this book delights me to know that such a tool exists made know that such a tool exists made day when I found it If I were homeschooling or teaching a classroom full of young children I would use this reat book and CD The colorful illustrations are a delight Each page is filled with a variety of pictures So searching and discovering brings a different kind of fun while learning so much I will ive you some of the interworkings of this bookBUT not all I promise There is just too much The Table of Contents will ive me a board from which to jump off into this sea of musicTable of ContentsOrchestra Bob is a classical music expert as he calls himself and is our uide to the wonderful world of the orchestra He shows up throughout the book to let us know when to play each track of the accompanying 70 minute CD PART I THE COMPOSERSA short history of each composer and a history of each period dovetail throughout this section of the book A few funny stories of some of the composers are interspersed here The book does not touch on every composer we might wish had been included but there are so many and this is a book for children The idea is to keep their interest This book is an excellent starting place in order to leap into other well known composers from hereEach period has music on the CD to illustrate the type composed during that era is included I list only a few of the many that the CD offersBaroue Period1600 1750Vivaldi a part of Four SeasonsBach 1st Prelude from Well Tempered Clavier Classical Music Era1770 1830Haydn Symphony No 101 or The ClockMozart 2nd Movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Beethoven 1st Movement of 5th Symphony Last Movement of 9th SymphonyRomantic Era1805 1910Diagram of Orchestra seating arrangementWagner Ride of the ValkyriesBrahms Hungarian DanceMahler Symphony No 4Modern EraDeBussy Arabesue No 1Stravinsky The Rite of SpringSchoenberg Gershwin Copland Bernstein no track but brief information PART II THE ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTSDetails of each instrument include names of each part of that instrument and what the instrument is made of with an illustration alongside Music on the CD having a particular type of instrument featured are included Again this is only a partial listingString Section Examples of the music in the section of strings Bartok s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra Rossini s William Tell Overture and Saint Saens Carnival of Animals Woodwind SectionExamples of music on CD Bach s Suite No 2 for Flute Strings and Basso Albinoni s Sinfonia in G Major for Two Oboes and Dukas The Sorcerer s Apprentice bassoonBrass SectionExamples Sinfonia in G Major for Two Oboes and Dukas The Sorcerer s Apprentice bassoonBrass SectionExamples Music Haydn s Concerto for Trumpet in E Flat Mozart s Horn Concerto No 1 French HornPercussion SectionExamples of Music Schedrins Carmen Suite Section Changing of the Guard Tchaikovsky s Symphony No 4Keyboard InstrumentsIt is explained that there is usually not a keyboard section in an orchestra but a piano an organ or an harpsichord are often featured in one or pieces in a concertExamples of Music Bach s Toccato and Fugue in D Minor for organ or harpsichord Beethoven s 2nd Movement Pathetiue Sonata piano The ConductorThe conductor is introduced as the person who leads th. S 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 Baroue to Modern Each step of the way children can liste.
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