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Composition for Young MusiciansItem #: AL.00-22913
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Written by Jennifer Wilson.
A Fun Way for Kids to Begin Creating Music. Instructional book and CD for easy piano. With easy piano notation, black & white photos, instructional photos, illustrations, instructional text and composition activities. Voicing/Format: Book and CD. 9x12 inches. 47 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-22913)
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Composition for Young Musicians promotes the natural creativity in every child and perfectly supplements any young student's first piano lessons. No prior knowledge of music is needed to begin exploring creatively. Composition for Young Musicians captivates the intellect and imagination, filled with fun, creative musical activities like making musical instruments from objects found in the kitchen, drawing pictures of what is heard on the included CD, and choosing musical notes by rolling the dice! At the same time, the student becomes more intimate with the piano keyboard through activities like writing a "Piece for Black Keys" and composing scary music for "The Haunted Piano."
Composition for Young Musicians will open every student's mind, body, ears, and eyes to sources of inspiration all around. Learning to compose music has never been so much fun! For ages 5 to 12. 48 pages with CD.
This title has been awarded "Outstanding Product of 2006" by iParenting Media, dedicated to recognizing the very best products in the marketplace and making parents aware of them. Some reviewers even provided additional feedback about the products. Here's what they had to say about "Composition for Young Musicians:"
"The instructional compact disc was a nice bonus. Also, the mood activity was very fun for most of my students. We were able to expand on it by listening to many kinds of music and tell each other how it made us feel."
"This introduction to music did not rely only on a piano. It was very creative and had projects that utilized kitchen instruments as well as other household objects. The book was very educational for our children, and they really gained an understanding of what goes into composing music."
"I was impressed with how thorough this book was in regard to the many components of musical composition. The book encourages critical thinking and reflection on the part of the student while at the same time fostering creativity and expression."