Synopses & Reviews
Kitchen Things That Ring and Ping
Scrapers & Rasps
Names & Notation
Crying Water Bowls & Cooking Pots
Pot Cover Cymbals
Clock Music: Opus 1
Bells -- Chimes -- Triangle
Maracas: Rattle & Clatter
Thimble Fingers & Tapping Gloves
Clave & Rhythm Sticks
Castanets & Clappers
Playing the Room
Canons & Rounds
Conduit Pipe Xylophone
African Thumb Pianos
Bugles & Horns
Flutes & Whistles
Window Wind Harp
Board & Box Zither
One-String Box Bass
Bushman's Bow -- Lyre
Milk Carton Guitar
Conducting an Orchestra
A Pre-Hispanic Orchestra
Clock Music: Opus 2
Clock Music: Opus 3
Clapping and Body Drumming
"...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
HANDLE Duet for Zipper and Velcro. Sonata for Milk Carton Guitar. Kitchen Concerto in the Key of Utensils Major. This music activity book for kids ages 7 and up teaches children, parents, and teachers how to see musical possibilities in everything from a crumpled sheet of paper to thimbles glued to the finger tips of a glove. It's the perfect book for parents who are eager to bring music into their children's life.
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.
This music activity book teaches children, parents, and teachers how to see musical possibilities in everything from a crumpled sheet of paper to thimbles glued to the fingertips of a glove. Illustrations.
'Making Music' shows children how to make rhythm, string, wind and keyboard instruments from all kinds of ordinary household items and natural materials.
Duet for Zipper and Velcro. Sonata for Milk Carton Guitar. Kitchen Concerto. Every home and classroom is crammed with objects kids can use to make music. This book teaches kids, parents, and teachers how to see musical possibilities in everything from a crumpled sheet of paper to thimbles glued to the fingertips of a glove.
Two of the most respected names in arts education for children have teamed up to produce Making Music.
With her imaginative projects and whimsical drawings, Ann Sayre Wiseman shows kids how to make rhythm, string, wind, and keyboard instruments from all kinds of household items and natural materials. The projects range from simple castanets made of walnut shells to a complex zither made of wood. John Langstaff, preeminent music educator, teaches children how to make music with their homemade instruments, whether solo, in a duet, in a small ensemble, or with a full classroom orchestra. He starts with rhythm games and moves on to teaching kids about music basics, such as tempo.
Making Music gets kids excited about sounds, shows them how to make their own instruments, and helps them recognize that everything in the world makes its own music.