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  • Item #: 004698
    ISBN: 9780882848556
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  • Item #: 002083
    ISBN: 9780794537524
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      Another Usborne hit! Introduce your children to classical music and composers in this beautifully illustrated reference book. Learn about the first composers, Renaissance Court and Church, Monteverdi, Music at the French Royal Court, Purcell, Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Romantic Music in Russia, Dvorak, Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, and Stravinsky.

      This is a 32-page, hardcover book full of illustrations, photos, and snippets of information – just the right amount for an introduction to music history and appreciation. QR Codes are found on fifteen of the pages that when scanned will take you to a music sample by some of the composers – this is a great addition to the content of this book. If you don’t have a QR reader on your smart phone or tablet, you can still hear all of the samples by going to Usborne.com/quicklinks, and type in the title of this book. No CDs to keep track of, the music is just a scan and click away. All of the information about the QR codes and quicklinks is found in the back. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 035423
    ISBN: 9780974650517
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  • Item #: 007636
    ISBN: 9781895404944
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  • Item #: 010669
    ISBN: 9780891078692
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    Johann Sebastian Bach would seem right at home at a Christian homeschool gathering - he had twenty children! In The Gift of Music, we learn a great deal of biographical information about more than 30 of the greatest composers from the 1600's to the present. More importantly, we learn it from a Christian perspective. The authors are uniquely gifted to be our tour guides. Jane Stuart Smith is an opera singer who lectures on music at L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. Betty Carlson studied at the Conservatory of Music in Lausanne, Switzerland, and writes and works at L'Abri Fellowship. Together, they have crafted a book that is interesting, readable, and inspiring. So grab my favorite musical instrument (the tape player), play some selections from one of the featured musicians, then learn about the man behind the music.

  • Item #: 002961
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  • Item #: 066525
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    These 17x22" black and white worksheets have lots of fill-in-the-blank activities covering both music appreciation and theory. Areas include A Timeline of the _____ Period, Remembering the Notes, Music in My Life, A Close Look at (Composer of the student's choice), and more. Perfect for a classroom or co-op activity. Laura

  • Item #: 060665
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    Check out this deck of real playing cards with a musical enhancement. The four suits each represent a different musical style period: Renaissance (spades), Baroque (clubs), Classical (diamond) and Romantic (hearts, of course). Each of the 13 cards of a suit highlights a different composer from that musical era, including an image, birth/death dates, cities, and a brief description of their lives and major compositions. The Jokers contain a brief outline of each musical period. A fun way to learn while you wait for your turn! 2.5" x 3.5". ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 055920
    ISBN: 9781610061148
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  • Item #: 041843
    ISBN: 9781933573298
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  • Item #: 037547
    ISBN: 9781933573038
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  • Item #: 035421
    ISBN: 9780974650531
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  • Item #: 013373
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    This one-year course spans the history of music and its composers from ancient times to the 20th century. The comprehensive study guide employs familiar music history books such as The Usborne Story of Music, The Gift of Music, and The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers as reference materials. This study consists of 30 lessons and 5 tests. In order to cover the course in one year, students devote approximately 30 minutes per week (more if optional activities are completed) to study. One lesson is assigned each Monday, to be completed during the week. Each lesson begins with required reading from one of the reference books listed above. Students must then complete writing activities and answer a series of questions pertaining to the sections they have read. Some of the questions are strictly objective, such as "How was a troubadour different from a minstrel?" Students should be able to find the answers to these questions within the text of the required reading. Other study questions have more subjective answers. Questions such as "What do you think Confucius meant by the quote 'If you want to understand a nation, listen to its music'?" will require more thinking on the part of the student. Complete answer key and test solutions are in the back of the manual. Optional activities are suggested which greatly enhance the course. One of these activities utilizes a permanent exhibit found on the Internet Public Library. (Text includes complete web addresses for all Internet pages cited.) Other optional supplemental materials include the Music Masters and Classical Kids audio series. The author also recommends attending live symphonies in your area if possible. Though written for students aged 13-15, this guide may be modified for younger students by substituting the reading material with books like Famous Composers or the Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers series. Older students may be assigned a major paper for extra work. - Rachel

  • Item #: 009873
    ISBN: 9781895404715
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  • Item #: 007697
    ISBN: 9780531233733
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  • Item #: 007665
    ISBN: 9780516445410
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  • Item #: 007619
    ISBN: 9780516264677
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  • Item #: 046854
    ISBN: 9780810957213
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    Can You Hear It? by William Lach is an interesting addition to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's popular Can You Find It? series. In this 39-page book, beautiful works of art are paired with equally beautiful symphonies, introducing children to both and encouraging their appreciation. The book brings pictorial classical music—music inspired by or capable of conjuring vivid visual images—to life through 16th century oil paintings, 19th-century engravings, and more, all displayed in dazzling full-color. Featured music includes pieces and excerpts of Vivaldi, Gershwin, Copland, Tchaikovsky, and others. The game is played and the book best used by reading the "Can you hear it?" clues on the pages, finding the clue in the artwork, playing the corresponding symphonic track on the included CD, and listening for the specific sound effect intended to represent that particular image. Follow-up clues are provided for the more difficult pairs. After identifying the clues, children can act out, draw, or describe the pictures the music makes in their own minds in addition to those in the art on the pages. Also included in the book are "An Introduction to Musical Instruments" (six pages of instrument descriptions and photographs of beautiful instruments—both in works of art, and that are works of art in themselves), a special section "About the Art and Music," and a brief listing of additional print, web, and CD resources. A great introduction to both art and classical music, and a beautiful and memorable book. ~ Rachel D.

  • Item #: 043553
    ISBN: 9780979760907
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    Some books just make it very clear from their title what they’re all about. Such is the case with this one subtitled – “Teaching Core Subjects With Literature”. If you like the idea of integrating all subjects with quality literature selections or teaching subjects through those literature selections and especially if you want to be cognizant of classical Roman Catholic literature, then this is a book you’ll pick up, pack along in your purse to libraries, and probably be hesitant to put down. There are some basics covered – using the book, using the library, and building your own home library as well as hints for reading aloud and a brief overview of classical and Charlotte Mason education – but the bulk of the book are literary guides to the core subjects. There are bibliographical listings for books valuable to the study of art and music appreciation, math, history, and science. Each listing includes a brief synopsis of the book as well as codes that indicate age/grade appropriateness. Books that are specifically Catholic are designated and constitute a significant portion of the listings although books from many other sources are included as well. The history section is by far the largest and is divided between world and American history and arranged chronologically. One feature destined to be a hit with almost any homeschooler is the At-a-Glance Reading Lists the author has prepared for each grade level covering the core subjects. Whether you’re planning a literature-based unit study or just want to enrich your educational experience with quality literature, this book will be a valuable resource. Janice

  • Item #: 040102
    ISBN: 9781933573113
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  • Item #: 035419
    ISBN: 9780974650562
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  • Item #: 030396
    ISBN: 9781572814486
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    Like the Inventor's and Explorer's Card Games by the same manufacturer, this deck features famous men on a deck of playing cards. Thirteen famous composers are included in this deck, one on each book of cards. Featured composers are from the Classical and Romantic eras and include Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Handel, and more. Each composer is featured on the center of a type of card, along with a list of their most famous works and an informative sentence about him, continued from one card of that type to the next. - Jess