Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Music-bookwraps today... something different... and special!







Today I am featuring two books all about kid's creating their own music.  Books are super entertaining, full of exciting adventures, and can be a perfect learning tool.  Learn to play an instrument...the easy and fun way!  




Unwrapping...








"PIANO FOR KIDS"

"DRUMS FOR KIDS"

Latest offering in popular Hal Leonard "For Kids" Series
Get Kids Excited About Making Music
Ages 6-10


 Available from fine music and bookstores everywhere!

or by visiting...

www.halleonard.com



The inside scoop...



These books are for kids who want to have fun learning to play the piano or the drums and for parents who want to watch their children actively enjoying making music.  

The most successful music teachers show their students how "easy" rather than how "difficult" it is to do just that.  These books feature:

*super clear instructions
*fantasic hit songs (kids are familiar with)
*accompaniment tracks that kids can play along with

Each book features information that is uncluttered, attractively spaced, easy-to-read layout, every picture, musical text, or instruction contains just the right amount of information to help kids be success at their musical endeavours. 

The best part?  The book is full of popular songs that have been chosen especially for their kid-friendly appeal.  

Piano for Kids, by Jennifer Linn, Manager of Educational Piano at Hal Leonard, sets a new standard for clarity and simplicity resulting in a step-by-step approach to quickly synchronize two hands with a clear mental image of each musical goal.  The fun songs chosen feature engaging accompaniment tracks that can be downloaded or streamed, with Hal Leonard's exclusive PLAYBACK+multi-functional audio player. The method used recognizes that many students will not be using a traditional piano and is designed for use with almost any keyboard or acoustic piano. 

Drums for Kids by Scott Schroedl is ground-breaking as it carefully sequences lessons for drummers of such a young age.  The content and pedagogy are truly unique.  The songs are recognizable and exciting to play.  This really helps to keep kids motivated while they learn.



About Jennifer Linn...





She is a resident of St. Louis, Missouri and is a multi-talented pianist, composer, arranger, and clinician whose teaching career spans more than thirty years.  She has presented workshops throughout United States, Canada, and India.  Many of her original compositions for piano students have been selected for the National Federation of Music Clubs, Festival, the Music Teachers' Association of California Certificate of Merit, and other required repertoire lists worldwide.




About Scott Schroedl...







Mr. Schroedl is a full-time musician based in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is a popular drum instructor who owns and operates "The Dream Factory" recording studio. He performs with the "Altered Five Blues Band" and can be heard on more than 500 audio CDs as a studio drummer. He is often called upon to transcribe recorded percussion parts and has authored or transcribed over 20 drum publications for Hal Leonard Corporation.  



Piano for kids songs include...


Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Heart and Soul
In My Dreams
Lean on Me
Let it Go
My Favourite Things
Over the Rainbow
Rhythm Rap
The Siamese Cat Song
We Will Rock You 
and more!




Drums for Kids songs include...

Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams  (Green Day)
Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
Gimme Some Lovin' (The Spencer David Group)
Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
New Kid in Town (Eagles)
Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Seger)
Peter Gun (Henry Mancini)
Purple Haze (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) 
Stir It Up (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Surfin' USA (The Beach Boys)
This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)
When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin)
Wild Thing (The Troggs) 















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