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Our primary school music books cover Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and will inspire your students to pick up an instrument. Our KS1 and KS2 music books cover the basics of reading and playing music.

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Our primary school music books cover Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and will inspire your students to pick up an instrument. Our KS1 and KS2 music books cover the basics of reading and playing music.

  • Black Friday

    How to Play the Recorder

    DK

    Product Code: HTPR
    Hardback 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    How to Play the Recorder is a guide from the experts at DK that will help any child learn how they can play the recorder.

    With its gorgeous, colourful design and step-by-step instructions, the book covers the basics of music and then moves through to more challenging music and even shows children how they can play duets on this most popular of first instruments.

    Notes are clearly introduced at the most appropriate stages and there are also musical pieces that progress in difficulty as the book progresses. Extra hints and tips are featured throughout the chapters, too, making this an ideal companion to recorder lessons at schools!
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  • Black Friday

    The School of Music

    Meurig Bowen

    Product Code: SCHM
    Hardback 7 years +
    Hand-picked favourites
    The School of Music is a place bursting with talent and creative energy and is rather special. It encourages children to get the basics right and then let their imaginations run wild!

    Sergio Trunk is the boss (he prefers The Maestro) and throughout the pages of this fascinating book, he'll lead you through 40 lessons that will teach children aged 7 and over all about classical music, the theory behind it and the sheer joy of making and playing it.
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  • Usborne: My First Keyboard Book

    Sam Taplin

    Product Code: ALHQA
    Hardback 3 years +
    Learn to play simple, well-known tunes on the sturdy keyboard attached to the book. Each note is represented with a different colour, which corresponds to the same colour on the keys, making this accessible even to very young children. Tunes include Twinkle, Twinkle, Frere Jacques, Ode to Joy and more.
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  • John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course

    John Thompson

    Product Code: AHTMF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book One) makes practising and learning piano so much fun!

    Part one is devoted to developing fluency in reading by note, the biggest hurdle for most young children, and contains its own writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies.
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  • Guitar Basics

    Nick Walker

    Product Code: AHTQY
    Paperback 7 years +
    "Guitar Basics" is a landmark method for young guitarists. It starts at absolute beginner level and progresses to Initial/Preparatory Grade. The method is set out in fifteen stages and contains original pieces and traditional tunes in an array of styles including classical, folk and world music as well as well-known favourite film and TV themes such as "James Bond", "Batman" and "The Flintstones". There is a thorough introduction to standard notation, with sections on chords and TAB, whilst ensemble pieces are ideal for group teaching, including 'Wider Opportunities'. The enhanced CD provides accompaniment parts, teachers' notes and tips for parents which are easily downloaded, or it can be simply used to play the fun backing tracks.
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  • John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book 2)

    John Thompson

    Product Code: AHTUK
    Paperback 7 years +
    Designed to present the easiest possible approach to piano playing, complete with an amusing family of characters and illustrations to help emphasise the information being taught, John Thompson's Easiest Piano Course (Book Two) builds on the skills children learned in the first book!

    Part two is develops on the note-reading fluency skills learned in the Book One and introduces new notes, giving children the opportunity to play exercises where only one hand is required. The book also contains more writing exercises, sight reading drills, review work and technical studies to take children's piano and music skills to the next level.
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  • Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish Audio

    Neraida Smith

    Product Code: AHHRK
    Other Toddlers
    Make learning Spanish fun for kids through music. All little kids adore music, so why not tap into this natural affinity to get young kids hooked on foreign language learning? That's precisely what the unique "Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish" does. With a songbook of twenty original melodies, "Let's Sing and Learn in Spanish" (CD edition) teaches basic Spanish vocabulary and expressions in a fresh, exciting way. Instead of trying to memorize greetings, numbers, colors, and days and months, your child will enjoy the fun of putting them to music. While singing "Los meses del ano (The months of the year)," not only will your child be actively engaged, but the lessons learned will stay with her much longer as she associates the new words with easy-to-remember rhythms and beats. Pop in the twenty-five-minute CD and listen as your child sings along in Spanish with other kids on the recording, belting out these delightful tunes and learning about everyday subjects at the same time.Songbook of twenty original tunes will have your child, aged three to six, singing in Spanish in no time. It features English translation of lyrics to build your child's Spanish vocabulary. Simple chords and musical notation allow you accompany your child on guitar or piano. It includes kid singers on the CD model proper Spanish pronunciation and intonation. CD format allows for easy song location and quick replay. Whether you're an educator, parent, babysitter, or caregiver, you'll be amazed at how quickly kids, even the shiest in the bunch, catch on to Spanish when music is the medium!
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  • Me and My Piano

    Fanny Waterman

    Product Code: AGMEE
    Paperback 7 years +
    "Me and My Piano" is the best-selling tutor series designed especially for younger beginners. Part 1 takes the young pianist step-by-step through the earliest stages of piano technique, first with separate hands, then with a sequence of very easy pieces for hands together. All use a constant five finger hand position in the key of C major. Games and puzzles give theory a new lease of life, and children will love the rhymes and songs introducing characters such as the Ostrich and Sammy Squirrel. Originally published in 1989, this new edition retains all the quality teaching material and engaging colour illustrations of the original, with a fresh new look, improved presentation and complete new music setting.
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  • Little Children's Music Book

    Fiona Watt

    Product Code: AEPCG
    Hardback 3 years +
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    This delightful soundchip storybook finds animals in their homes practising their musical instruments as they prepare for a woodland concert. You can press the soundchips to hear Squirrel playing her flute, Mole on the glockenspiel, Weasel plucking his guitar, Badger playing the piano and Fox on his fiddle, before they all meet up to perform altogether. It is an absolutely perfect interactive introduction for little children to different musical sounds.
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  • First Book of the Recorder

    Philip Hawthorn

    Product Code: AEAZA
    Paperback 5 years +
    As soon as the first notes have been mastere d, there are simple tunes to play, with guidance from friend ly cartoon creatures. The tunes include well-known pop, folk and classical pieces, and there are also games, puzzles and facts about the recorder '
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  • The Special Secret

    Chloe Ryder

    Product Code: APVUV
    Paperback 5 years +
    Chevalia is an enchanted island where ponies and horses rule, its magic powered by eight golden horseshoes hanging in the royal castle. But the horseshoes have been stolen and must be found before Midsummer Day or the island will lose its magic ...The Special Secret It's Harvest Day on the magical island of Chevalia. Pippa and her Princess Pony friend Stardust head to the grasslands to help - and to search for the missing horseshoes. But Stardust decides that princesses shouldn't get their hoofs dirty doing farm work after all. This upsets her friend Mucker, who works on the farm. Perhaps if Stardust can overcome her pride, they might uncover another missing horseshoe in the fields. The third in a fabulous series of six books filled with spooky Night Mares, unicorns, Princess Ponies, and rip-roaring adventure.
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  • Show Me How: I Can Make Music

    Michael Purton

    Product Code: AIUUP
    Hardback 3 years +
    Easy-to-make instruments for kids shown step by step. It features 16 fantastic projects on how to make, decorate and play your very own musical instruments. The ideas include drums and beaters, pastry cutter castanets, and a kazoo made out of a cardboard tube. Clear step-by-step photographs for every project make it easy for young readers to copy the techniques, learn from them, and delight in the results. It introduces very simple ideas in music theory and sound production, in an easy-to-understand way. All the projects use readily available materials and very basic equipment that you can find around the home. It is the perfect starter book for ages 3-7 years - for older readers to use with minimum supervision, and for younger children to enjoy with adult help. This book is specially designed to build on children's instinctive musical talent, by teaching them about a whole range of instruments to play, and new types of sounds to explore. They will learn how to make and decorate their own musical instruments from all manner of basic materials and odds and ends that are readily found around the home, and how to produce all kinds of noises from them. The projects include a bass made out of an old cardboard box, a bottle xylophone, and a bugle fashioned from a funnel and a garden hose.
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  • Three Singing Pigs

    Kaye Umansky

    Product Code: APZYR
    Other 5 years +
    Three Singing Pigs has a bright new cover! This baker's dozen of traditional tales retold by the wonderful Kaye Umansky is a much-loved resource of musical fun through stories. Interweaving the stories are songs with familiar melodies and specially rewritten words which carry the action along. Instantly performable pieces of classroom magic. The music activities which accompany each story will be familiar in concept to everyone who uses Music Express. With its new Free downloadable lesson plans, teachers will be able to plan the stories into their music scheme of work. NEW: FREE LESSON PLAN DOWNLOADS ON THE A&C BLACK MUSIC WEBSITE
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  • Easy Guitar Tunes

    Anthony Marks

    Product Code: APMZA
    Paperback 7 years +
    This lively book will help young guitarists develop their skills in all aspects of classical guitar technique with over 40 simple tunes to play. The pieces are in single-line format and include well-known and less familiar tunes in first and second positions as well as some simple two-part pieces.
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  • A Waldorf Song Book

    Brien Masters

    Product Code: AMSPN
    Other 7 years +
    This much-loved book is a collection of over one hundred songs, some well known, some less known, collected over the years by experienced Waldorf teacher Brien Masters. They are graded for different ages from Class 3 (age 8) to Class 8 (age 14) and grouped into festivals and seasons. They include rounds and four-part songs, and musical notation for recorders and other instruments. This is a wonderful resource for Steiner-Waldorf class teachers, and any teacher or parent looking to introduce music to their classroom or home.
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  • Beginner's Guide to Reading Music

    Alan Charlton

    Product Code: AAZWX
    Paperback 8 years +
    The perfect companion to "Kids Chords and My First Recorder Music", this is the ideal guide for those who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the page. It is ideal for any age, but ideal for children between 8 and 10 years old. This guide provides the essentials you need to know, explaining pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures. You can then practise what you have learnt with the 'Play Along' sections containing simple, well-known examples of music. It comes with helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical ringbound format.
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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Music

    Tim Rutherford-Johnson

    Product Code: AHLUQ
    Paperback 11 years +
    Now available in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of Music (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) offers broad coverage of a wide range of musical categories spanning many eras, including composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, important ballets and operas, and musical instruments and their history. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to expand coverage of popular music, ethnomusicology, modern and contemporary composers, music analysis, and recording technology. Existing entries have been expanded where necessary to include more coverage of the reception of major works, and to include key new works and categories, such as multimedia. Entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website, expanding the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now also includes two useful appendices, one listing French, German, and Italian musical terms with their English translations, and an abbreviations list for letters commonly used in musical scores and musical writing. The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the most up-to-date and accessible dictionary of musical terms available and an essential point of reference for music students, teachers, lecturers, professional musicians, as well as music enthusiasts.
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  • Hop, Skip, and Sing Spanish

    Ana Lomba

    Product Code: AHHRE
    Paperback Toddlers
    Songs + fun and games = little language learners! What better way to capture children's attention and open their minds to a new language than with catchy tunes, giggle-inducing games, and beloved fairy tales? Award-winning author Ana Lomba presents "Hop, Skip, and Sing Spanish" for Kids, an interactive program that will help you teach Spanish to children ages two though seven. Based on the author's proven "Easy Immersion" methodology, this audio package offers 25 songs and games that use repetition and active participation to make language learning a snap while encouraging children to sing, play, and act silly for maximum fun.
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  • The Wheels on the Bus

    Britta Teckentrup

    Product Code: AHEEB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Climb aboard the big red bus for a fun-filled ride to the playground! This classic children's song is brought to life in a lively picture book from award-winning illustrator Britta Teckentrup. The bright and bold illustrations are packed with friendly animals and imaginative details for little ones to explore. A perfect book to share with small children, complete with a little mouse character to follow all the way through the story, and cut-out shapes to peep through on every page.
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  • Wouldn't It Be Loverly?

    John Gardyne

    Product Code: ABPYW
    Paperback 7 years +
    Sing Musical Theatre: Wouldn't It Be Loverly? features fifteen musical theatre songs in a range of styles, both classic and contemporary with useful background and performance notes, handy singing tips and exercises, and backing track CD. Suitable for Trinity Guildhall Singing and Musical Theatre candidates Grades 1-3 or for anyone looking for a new, practical compilation of the repertoire, carefully selected to be appropriate for the grade.
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