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Lesson Book for 3rd Grade

  • Essential Elements for Strings 2000, Book 1

    Essential Elements for Strings 2000, Book 1

    by Allen, Gillespie & Hayes Year Published:
    Essential Elements 2000 for Strings builds upon the success of the previous books. This comprehensive method includes a Play-Along CD and DVD included in every student book 1. This fun and motivational CD and DVD combination features two recordings of every exercise in the book! One recording contains the solo part played by a professional musician, and the other recording contains an accompaniment-only track. Accompaniment styles include jazz, rock, folk, and more. It includes Concert arrangements by John Higgins, Bow Builders a sequential set of right-hand exercises leading to good bow control, as well as history, theory and creativity studies that teach towards the National Standards in Arts education. Special Features: Concert arrangements by John Higgins Bow Builders with a sequetional set of right-hand exercises leading to good bow control Easy to use rhythm studies Work-outs to establish daily warm up and practice habits Exceeds the National Standards for Arts Education A wealth of features available with the CD and DVD included with each student book make this method stand apart! (If students can only make use of the CD, once they progress beyond the first CD, CD disks 2 and 3 are available for purchase.) This method makes those important early lessons fun to practice! They include: Tempo Adjustment Software to play CD accompaniment tracks at any desired tempo SmartMusic Software to practice, recored and e-mail a performance Finale Notepad Software for learning music notation A DVD with all 193 Play-Along Tracks for every exercise in the book More Duets and Trios that can be printed on a computer An Orchestra Music Listening Library of 15 great pieces with listening guide A DVD "start up" segment which helps beginning students learn how to take assemble and take care of their instrument
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Recommended Reading

  • Classical Kids:  Beethoven Lives Upstairs

    Classical Kids: Beethoven Lives Upstairs

    by Susan Hammond Year Published:
    From Classical Kids series. This outstanding series by Susan Hammond has been called “the best for introducing children to classical music” by the Boston Herald. Each recording features a fictional child at the center of a story that imaginatively combines music, history, drama and fun. Each story is filled with actual events in the composer’s life and and excerpts of his music. The companion books are well-illustrated and follow the audio stories. Winner of numerous awards, including Canada’s Juno Award as 1990’s Best Children’s Recording. In Beethoven Lives Upstairs, the arrival of an eccentric boarder--Beethoven--turns a young boy's life upside-down. He learns to understand the man, his moods and frustrations with going deaf. Over two dozen excerpts including Moonlight Sonata, Symphonies 5-9, Fur Elise, Pathetique Sonata, Flute Serenade, Violin "Spring" Sonata and Minuet in G Major.
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  • Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn Ab

    Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers W

    by Robert Levine, Meredith Hamilton, Robert T. Levine Year Published:
    From School Library Journal Gr 4-8-Orchestra Bob guides readers through a delightful musical journey. The book is divided into two major parts: composers from Vivaldi to Bernstein and their associated musical periods, and the instruments of the orchestra. There are interesting and sometimes humorous bits of information about the men, their music, and corresponding historical events. The last two pages introduce the conductor. Quotations, boxed definitions, and the captions that accompany the colorful photos and spot cartoon drawings enhance the instructive text. In some places, however, the drawings are in stark contrast to the photos and take away from the overall appearance of a page. An accompanying CD provides musical selections for readers to listen to at specific places in the text. These selections are short enough to keep young listeners' attention. Although some well-known figures, such as Handel, Schubert, and Strauss, are missing, this is a fun way to travel through the world of music. Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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  • The Story of the Incredible Orchestra: An Introduc

    The Story of the Incredible Orchestra: An Introduction to Musical Instruments and the Symphony Orche

    by Bruce Koscielniak Year Published:
    From School Library Journal Grade 2-5-In a similar but much more focused format than his Hear, Hear, Mr. Shakespeare (Houghton, 1998), Koscielniak describes the evolution of the modern symphony orchestra and the instruments that comprise it. An informative narrative occupies at least one side of each double-page spread. Watercolor and line fill the pages, providing an up-close look at a variety of musical instruments and methods of sound production. Text inserts and captions accompany the artwork, describing the development of the instruments and their parts, or providing other related anecdotal information. The upbeat, whimsical drawings contrast with the rather formal narrative, which sometimes makes odd assumptions about readers' level of knowledge. Tempo is defined, for example, but not ensembles. The author covers a lot of ground here, perhaps too much, but most youngsters will learn something new. A fine complement to music-education programs. Corinne Camarata, Port Washington Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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  • The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Book &

    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (Book & CD)

    by Anita Ganeri, Benjamin Britten, Ben Kingsley Year Published:
    From Booklist Gr. 4^-6. Accompanying this book on orchestral music is a CD featuring Britten's A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (ably narrated by actor Ben Kingsley) as well as Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The book begins with an overview of the orchestra and then centers around groups of instruments, explaining a bit of their history and their sound's distinctive quality. Small photographs show several instruments within the group, and one or two large photos highlight individual instruments with their parts clearly labelled. Oddly, the instrument is named only in the small group photo, not where it is shown alone. The book also introduces eight famous composers, world music, Benjamin Britten, and the background of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. A space for the CD is embedded in the book's front cover, a practical solution to the problem of keeping the book and music together, as long as the plastic holder is intact. Handsome and useful. Carolyn Phelan
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