Provides young readers with an introduction to string, wind, and percussion instruments, and conveys the joys and enrichment to be gained from playing or listening to different kinds of music
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Grade 1-3-- Bouncy Lisl Weil, known for her work with Young People's Concerts and the film of her drawing The Sorceror's Apprentice , has tried to cram all of music--history, forms, instruments, and notation--into a 32-page black, white, and blue cartoon book for primary grades. She defines a measure as "the part of the staff that's set off by a bar or vertical line." One reads on, hoping in vain she'll write that this otherwise pointless bit of decoration divides the music into equal groups of beats. She depicts scales as a stepladder with a set of triple sixteenths running up one side and a second set down the other. She writes, "Music is made with sounds and notes," when she means tones. She draws a rock drummer using padded sticks. The sound of the xylophone, she says, is made by "tingling." Lionel Hampton should love that. Weil's love of music is not enough to save this work. --Helen Gregory, Grosse Pointe Pub . Lib . , MI Printer: Please send repro only to United Publishers Grades 3-6
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Book Description Holiday House, New York, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Weil, Lisl (illustrator). First Edition. Introduction to music for children. Bookseller Inventory # 4386