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Music

  • SCHM 7 years +
    Meurig Bowen
    7 years +
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    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.
  • HTPR 7 years +
    DK
    7 years +
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    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!
  • AFTZP 7 years +
    John Pitts
    7 years +
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    The famous recorder course for 7 - 11 year olds noJohn Pitt's classic three-part introduction to the recorder, now in one handy volume!w in full colour. Your child doesn't need to be able to read music or play a note! Just follow the simple instructions. Holding the recorder Beginning to play Developing skills and techniques Designed for solo playing or with live accompaniment on piano, guitar or using separately available CDs. Recorder from the Beginning: a great introduction to music
  • APVLU 5 years +
    Stephen Chadwick
    5 years +
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    Singing Times Tables Book 1 by Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick uses rhythmic rapping and vibrant vocals to transform learning the times tables - whether it's rote learning, applying calculations or testing them. For times tables with a special x factor, these contemporary, cool songs are the place for kids to start. Higher standards in maths are getting an extra push from the Department for Education with a target for pupils to know their times tables up to 12x12 by age 9. In Singing Times Tables Book 1, children develop a secure knowledge of the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. By rapping or singing to lively performance and backing tracks they rote learn the tables, then they apply the calculations in real life situation songs and chants. The last section offers question and answer tests - a handy assessment tool for teachers.
  • AAKTQ 5 years +
    Genevieve Helsby
    5 years +
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    This is a delightfully colourful introduction to classical music, aimed to fire the imagination of young children aged 5-7 years. Readers are asked to think about the different places in which we might hear music, whether it is in a concert hall, or just on television. They are then introduced to a selection of famous composers including Mozart and Beethoven, and learn about each of the musical instrument families, from woodwind to percussion. Throughout the book children are referred to the accompanying CD so that they can hear examples as they read. Music on the CD includes Mozart's "Magic Flute", Williams' "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals", Holst's "Planets", Stravinsky's "Petrushka" and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf".
  • ALKQR 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Ukulele From The Beginning is a great collection of favourite songs specially chosen for primary school-age children starting to learn the instrument! No previous knowledge of music is necessary for pupils... or the teacher! Just master the easy-to-play chord shapes and sing along! Ukulele from the beginning is an ideal introduction to this great little instrument and in no time at all the whole class will be playing and accompanying themselves! They'll soon want to learn more!
  • AHTMF 7 years +
    John Thompson
    7 years +
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    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.
  • APMZA 7 years +
    Anthony Marks
    7 years +
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    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.
  • AEAZA 5 years +
    Philip Hawthorn
    5 years +
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    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 '
  • APMYX 7 years +
    Anthony Marks
    7 years +
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    Tunes and nursery rhymes from all over the world are included in this illustrated book, alongside classical pieces from the world's finest composers, including J.S. Bach, Thomas Morley and Franz Schubert. Snippets of information about the origins of each tune on the borders of each page aim to give children a more intuitive feel for the music and advise them on timing. The Usborne Quicklinks site provides downloadable files so that children can listen to the tunes on their computer.
  • ALHQA 3 years +
    Sam Taplin
    3 years +
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    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.
  • AEBAC 5 years +
    A. Marks
    5 years +
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    With over 50 tunes suitable for beginner players, plus reward stickers and easy-to-follow instructions on technique, Usborne's Very Easy Guitar Tunes is a practical guide that will inspire young guitarists. Tunes include well-known and less familiar pieces of music to try with experiments and activities to help players build their confidence.

  • APVFQ 5 years +
    Stephen Chadwick
    5 years +
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    Singing Times Tables Book 2 by Helen MacGregor and Stephen Chadwick uses rhythmic raps, songs and chants to transform learning the times tables - whether it's rote learning, applying calculations or testing them. For times tables with a special x factor, these contemporary, cool songs are the place for kids to start. Higher standards in maths are getting an extra push from the Department for Education with a target for pupils to know their times tables up to 12x12 by age 9. In Singing Times Tables Book 2, children develop a secure knowledge of all the times tables up to x12. By rapping or singing to lively performance and backing tracks they rote learn the tables, then they apply the calculations in real life situation songs and chants. The last section offers question and answer tests - a handy assessment tool for teachers.
  • AHTQY 7 years +
    Nick Walker
    7 years +
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    "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.
  • AEPCG 3 years +
    Fiona Watt
    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.
  • AHHRK Toddlers
    Neraida Smith
    Toddlers
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    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!
  • AGYCG Toddlers
    Julia Donaldson
    Toddlers
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    The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape? With glitter throughout, this is a beautiful, lyrical new picture book from the creators of the bestselling WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD.
  • AHHRE Toddlers
    Ana Lomba
    Toddlers
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    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.
  • ABPYW 7 years +
    John Gardyne
    7 years +
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    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.
  • AJJNY Toddlers
    Julia Donaldson
    Toddlers
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    Even the smallest toddler will enjoy the wonderfully silly animal antics in Animal Music, so join in and sing and dance along - you've never been to a gig like it!

    There's harmony in the air when the animals get together to make music and put on a concert with a difference! Koala's playing his flute, Badger's bashing away on the drums and Squirrel's strumming on the guitar.

    Trademark Julia Donaldson rhymes and rhythms accompanied by Nick Sharratt's mischievous and funny illustrations make this bright and playful book a sure winner. Perfect for reading out loud!
  • AMPPW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This new series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations.Each book also comes with five slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code on the first page for little ones to listen and sing along!
  • AMPPV 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This new series of bright, slider board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes bursts with energy and cheering illustrations.Each book also comes with five slider mechanisms, and both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code on the first page for little ones to listen and sing along!
  • AHLUQ 11 years +
    Tim Rutherford-Johnson
    11 years +
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    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.
  • AHYUT
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    This beautiful song and sticker book has everything you need for a magical Christmas! Spot the elf, decorate the Christmas presents, colour in the decorations and much more! Includes lyrics and piano music for Christmas favourites such as Silent Night, Ding Dong Merrily on High and Away in a Manger. Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!