An introduction to the world's most amazing music and its creators.
Music has always been an amazing way for people to connect with each other and to express their ideas and emotions. In this clear and lively introduction to music, readers take a chronological journey around the world, exploring the sounds and rhythms of different cultures, the development of instruments, and the progression of musical styles. From the beginnings of music for ritual or magical purposes to the technological developments that have taken modern music in new directions, children will discover the fascinating story of music and how it has become an international exchange of ideas.
Experience the sounds and rhythms of different culture, explore periods and styles, and learn about the lives and achievements of major composers and performers, listen to the music of the book, and create your own music by constructing your own instrument, choreographing a dance routine, or writing your own rap song.
This 140 page hardcover book features eye-catching photographs and includes a bonus CD, featuring 35 selections (approx. 60 minutes) of music from around the world.
Recommended for Grades 1–7.