The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Music

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Beat out a trash-can rhythm, bang on a water-cooler bass drum or blast a tune from a rubber-hose bugle! This Jumbo Book has instructions on how to make and play instruments from all over the world. From creating a thumb piano to playing a didgeridoo, the activities in the book are fun and easy. Kids learn about different musical styles and make music on their own or together ...
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Overview

Beat out a trash-can rhythm, bang on a water-cooler bass drum or blast a tune from a rubber-hose bugle! This Jumbo Book has instructions on how to make and play instruments from all over the world. From creating a thumb piano to playing a didgeridoo, the activities in the book are fun and easy. Kids learn about different musical styles and make music on their own or together without needing technical musical knowledge. Kids can
• play music from around the world
• make over 50 unique instruments
• compose their own songs
• create a One Kid Band
• experiment with beats and harmonies
• try a cappella and cool body jive
• throw an African rhythm party A companion CD is also available.
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Editorial Reviews

Canadian Living
This book is filled with hundreds of ideas for making musical instruments, composing songs and playing music from around the world.
CM Magazine
Everything about this book is fun and generates activity. ? Used to its fullest extent, this book should be well thumbed.
From the Publisher
This book is filled with hundreds of ideas for making musical instruments, composing songs and playing music from around the world.

This book is filled with hundreds of ideas for making musical instruments, composing songs and playing music from around the world.

Everything about this book is fun and generates activity. ? Used to its fullest extent, this book should be well thumbed.

Everything about this book is fun and generates activity. ? Used to its fullest extent, this book should be well thumbed.

What really makes the book stand out is the creative way in which the author groups the instruments. The categories range from a one-kid band playing a washboard and a musical hat, to a jug band, to a “trash” band playing rash cans, pop bottles, and air vents like the cast of the musical Stomp. Even more fun are the musical suggestions.

What really makes the book stand out is the creative way in which the author groups the instruments. The categories range from a one-kid band playing a washboard and a musical hat, to a jug band, to a “trash” band playing rash cans, pop bottles, and air vents like the cast of the musical Stomp. Even more fun are the musical suggestions.

From The Critics
What fun! This book gives directions for making all kinds of musical instruments and also suggests how to enjoy them. Some music is included. A wonderful resource for adults leaders of groups. Part of the "Kids Can Press Jumbo Book" series. 2001, Kids Can Press, $14.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)
School Library Journal
Gr 2-6-This well-thought-through activity book shows kids how to make musical instruments out of common household items. Appropriate cautions are included for those activities that might require parental supervision. The mainly decorative, two-color illustrations complement the written instructions. However, what really makes the book stand out is the creative way in which the author groups the instruments. The categories range from a one-kid band playing a washboard and a musical hat, to a jug band, to a "trash" band playing trash cans, pop bottles, and air vents like the cast of the musical Stomp. Even more fun are the musical suggestions. They range from familiar tunes, such as "Turkey and the Straw" (with the lyrics), to a clever "score" for a haunted house piece played by Trash Band instruments. A chapter is devoted to an "A Cappella Jam Band" with ideas for singing scat tunes, doo-wop, and even imitating the sounds of instruments. A brief description at the beginning of each section gives some context to the kind of band being described.-Tim Wadham, Maricopa County Library District, Phoenix, AZ Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550747232
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Jumbo Books Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 8 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Dunleavy is an award-winning author, storyteller and musician. The Jumbo Book of Music and The Jumbo Book of Drama draw upon her wealth of experience as an arts facilitator. Deborah lives in Brockville, Ontario in the heart of the 1000 Islands.

Louise Phillips is an illustrator and textile designer. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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