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.
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.
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.
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