Making Music                  -     By: Ann Sayre Wiseman, John Langstaff
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Making Music

Workman Publishing / 2003 / Paperback

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From constructing to conducting, this remarkable book makes instruments and music accessible! Your kids'll craft their own instruments---including the guiro, glass harmonica, African thumb piano, jingling Johnny, tongue drums, rainstick, and others---from everyday household items. Children will also receive music lessons about rhythm, conducting, and making beautiful sounds. Ages 10 and up. 96 pages, softcover from Storey Kids.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 10.75 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1580175120
ISBN-13: 9781580175128
Availability: In Stock

Publisher's Description

Duet for Zipper and Velcro. Sonata for Milk Carton Guitar. Kitchen Concerto. Every home and classroom is crammed with objects kids can use to make music. This book teaches kids, parents, and teachers how to see musical possibilities in everything from a crumpled sheet of paper to thimbles glued to the fingertips of a glove.

Two of the most respected names in arts education for children have teamed up to produce Making Music. With her imaginative projects and whimsical drawings, Ann Sayre Wiseman shows kids how to make rhythm, string, wind, and keyboard instruments from all kinds of household items and natural materials. The projects range from simple castanets made of walnut shells to a complex zither made of wood. John Langstaff, preeminent music educator, teaches children how to make music with their homemade instruments, whether solo, in a duet, in a small ensemble, or with a full classroom orchestra. He starts with rhythm games and moves on to teaching kids about music basics, such as tempo.

Making Music gets kids excited about sounds, shows them how to make their own instruments, and helps them recognize that everything in the world makes its own music.

Editorial Reviews

“…a teriffic resource, not just for helping kids create their own instruments, but also for teaching the youngsters what to do with them.” – Salt Lake City Tribune


“Not only does the book provide good information for instruments to make and give, it tells children how to create instruments from everyday objects around the house.” – Florida Times-Union


“…Wiseman and Langstaff invite children to explores the world of music by showing them how to create their own instruments and rhythms.” – School Library Journal


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