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.

Product Information

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

Publisher's Description

Tune up a milk carton guitar and get ready for a kitchen concerto in the key of utensils major! Ann Sayre Wiseman and John Langstaff offer dozens of ideas that encourage children to unlock their musical creativity using everyday objects. Kids will be inspired as they turn a shower hose into a trumpet or pair zippers and Velcro to make their own percussion ensemble. With ideas for creating and playing more than 70 basic rhythm, string, wind, and keyboard instruments, the musical possibilities are endless. 

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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