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A brief introduction to each of the brass instruments
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- Each slim volume uses large color photographs and a text that is long on enthusiasm and short on specifics to introduce young children to musical instruments. The family of instruments is identified, and then each member of that family is briefly introduced. Admittedly the books are aimed at young children, but the amount and caliber of information presented is inadequate for even that audience. Sweeping generalizations such as "The shining brass instruments can be fun!" and "Banjos are fun to play" abound. Here readers can also learn that the trombone "can be played loudly or softly," the harp "makes a heavenly sound" while the double bass "sounds a little like a bullfrog," and so on. The illustrations are quite nice, large and clear, and much more useful than the text. One picture in Strings has been reversed in printing, however. Unless there is an urgent need for pictures of musical instruments, skip these and refer youngsters to a children's encyclopedia or, perhaps, a recording of Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra." --Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, Mass.
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Book Description Childrens Pr, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0516422189
Book Description Childrens Pr, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0516422189