Home - Rainbow Resource Center, Homeschooling Curriculum and Homeschooling Supplies. Where homeschoolers come for home school curriculum

Welcome to RainbowResource.com — Learning Tools for Homes and Schools Serving Home Educators Since 1989

Xylophone Book Of Music

Search Results for "xylophone book of music"
Items 1 - 30 of 415
  • Item #: 055553
    ISBN: 9780756667344
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

    Music is a staple of every culture, so why not make it part of your child’s education? This simple, unintimidating book contains a large amount of information, presented in a fun and accessible manner. There’s a great range of music history, but also cultural music as well for an added social studies/geography element. Mixed between those two is genre, explaining everything from Gregorian chant to opera to the Baroque period to jazz, reggae and electronic music. Tons of pictures as well as information about different instruments make this a highly engaging read, and there is an included CD with tracks that accompany different parts of the book for a more immersive experience (1 hour of music). 142 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 064646
    ISBN: 9781849943093
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    This unassuming book packs enough info for a detailed children's music class! Subjects range from Music Appreciation topics such as types of instruments, ensembles, and genres all the way to Music Theory topics like reading music and playing basic instruments like the recorder, piano, and guitar. The straightforward presentation is accompanied by illustrations to help demonstrate what the text is saying, and although the text is simple enough for a child to read, the book is pretty text heavy so a parent may want to help get a child started. While the book is not structured to be a curriculum, I'm impressed at how much music education could be obtained by a thorough reading of this book. 127 hardcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 004046
    ISBN: 9781576361610
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    By Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide, this book is an excellent introduction to the recorder. Created for children, and non-musically-inclined adults, Penny presents the nine-note recorder method in an easy to learn, step-by-step approach. In the front of the book are the finger positions, instruction on how to read music, and tips for playing the recorder comfortably. To start with, only the three notes B, A, and G are introduced, along with thirteen songs to practice on before the next notes are brought into play. From there, you proceed to learn the rest of the notes, while practicing various songs along the way. In all, students learn 147 songs and over 50 duets and rounds, with a mix of children's songs, folk songs, early music, classics, Native American music, multicultural pieces, and Christmas songs. As an added bonus, the back cover pops into a stand, so you can easily display the music. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 005562
    ISBN: 9780486287850
    Retail: $3.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    With this book of musical instrument sketches, children will come to recognize all the different music makers. Captions tell what the instrument is, and several illustrations show students playing their instruments. Also in this book, you'll find a beautiful double-page picture of a full orchestra performing in a concert. - Melissa

  • Item #: 015026
    ISBN: 9780794541149
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $23.74

  • Item #: 042353
    ISBN: 9781440511820
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.25

    If you're looking at this description, this is certain – you want/need some help learning music theory. Maybe you play a musical instrument very well but never learned any music theory, maybe you're just starting to play an instrument and want to learn music theory at the same time, or maybe you already know a lot about music theory but want a refresher before taking a higher level music theory class at college. Whichever scenario you're in, this book was written for you. The format is much like the format of other Everything books – it holds all of the information you need in an organized, interestingly-presented, easy to read fashion. The book is divided into 17 chapters, covering everything from a review of the basics, major and minor scales, chords, melody, harmony and more. The chapters are broken down into smaller sections, and each one is packed full of informative text, illustrations, and shaded boxes highlighting points to consider, interesting facts, and suggested exercises. Besides all of the information, there are also exercises to complete right on the pages and an audio CD with over 80 tracks so you can listen to the examples shown (and of course you're encouraged to give them a try yourself on your own instrument!). At the end of the book you'll find a helpful glossary and index. 273 pgs, pb. – Melissa

  • Item #: 012867
    ISBN: 9780739006511
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
    The music workbooks are full of exercises and activities that children color and work to help them learn the new concepts and train their ears.
  • Item #: 043090
    ISBN: 9781402208256
    Retail: $24.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50

    Subtitled "Your Guide to the Orchestra through Sounds and Stories," this book walks you through the large family of musical instruments. It covers the little piccolo to the huge bass drum, the common violin to the lesser-known glockenspiel, the unpretentious recorder to the grand piano, and just about any other instrument you might wish to learn about. Although the focus is on the instruments themselves, they are introduced within the context of the orchestra – i.e. the book is divided by family along with diagrams of where the instruments are usually situated within the orchestra, and many of the descriptions/informative blurbs mention situations or facts about playing in an orchestra. The instruments are introduced in the following order: the strings, the woodwinds, the brass, and the percussion as well as additional chapters on the voice, electronic instruments, the conductor, and a dictionary of musical terms. The pages feature an informal but professional layout of pictures, labels, captions, fun facts, short informative paragraphs, and diagrams. A CD-ROM is also included with the book, allowing you to hear the sounds of the instruments as well as providing more information such as the history of the instruments and famous composers and musicians. 176 pgs, hc. – Melissa

  • Item #: 012781
    ISBN: 9780882848976
    Retail: $14.99
    Rainbow Price: $11.95
  • Item #: 010419
    ISBN: 9781599225661
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    This set is worth getting for the CD alone. It begins with children reciting "The Pledge of Allegiance" and "The Star-Spangled Banner" then, in music, introduces each state with an interesting fact about the state's history, geography, or a famous attraction. Then the music transitions into an alphabetical listing of each state, slow at first and then faster. Both kids and adults sing, and the songs are catchy and fun. Then, with rhythm and repetition, kids sing each state with its capital. Afterwards, a woman sings the capitals and pauses for students to sing the state out loud. The CD closes with "America the Beautiful." Twelve tracks are included on the CD (runtime is 30 minutes). The workbook has been scaled back from 96 pages to 48 and features full-color worksheet activities that emphasize state names, capitals, nicknames, regions, abbreviations, a state quiz, state identification game and more. Lyrics and an answer key that were previously found in printed format in the workbook have been moved to printable PDF files on the CD. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 067902
    ISBN: 9780794537531
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.49


    Introduce the history of classical music to kids in a colorful and informative book with loads of illustrations (Usborne style!) The text is short and easy to understand; you will learn the essence of a rich and lengthy history in a simplified form. Topics include an explanation of classical music, writing music, music & religion, music for entertainment/operas/ballet, orchestra, concerts, music & monarchy/painting/nature, words & music, and music & science/technology. A timeline from about 2000 BC to late 19th century reviews the book (and those mentioned previously). On every other page is a QR code to scan and hear samples of the music presented on the page. Perfect for the musically inclined or not. 8x11”, 33pp, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 030341
    ISBN: 9780486290799
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $4.25

    Let them march to the beat of their own drum with these music-themed activity sheets. Includes connect the dots, mazes, spot the difference puzzles, and more. 46 softcover pages, answers included. – Laura

  • Item #: 045148
    ISBN: 9781931334730
    Retail: $12.95
    Rainbow Price: $11.25

    Kids already know these tunes, and now they can sing them anew with facts from presidential history. Yankee Doodle, Auld Lang Syne, Polly Wolly Doodle, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Home on the Range, Take Me Out to the Ballgame - these are just a few of the songs that have had the words rewritten to reflect historical accomplishments and events from the lives of all the US presidents – through George W. Bush. There are 32 tracks in all, so some presidents share songs. All the words are reproduced in the book, on the left hand page of each two-page spread. The right hand page gives details on the president(s) featured showing names, numbers, years served, events that occurred during their time in office, a question or two for exploration, and a website to search for more detailed information about the president. The songs on the audio CD are done by a 4th/5th grade choir, and the book is reproducible for the classroom or family of the purchaser.

  • Item #: 068092
    ISBN: 9781610061209
    Retail: $59.99
    Rainbow Price: $54.95

     Music Appreciation Book 2 for the Middle Grades (6-8) has a few format differences from level 1. The main component, the large student activity book (not reproducible, 3 hole punched, 315pp bound) is still the source of most of the content. Inside you have the QR codes (those little black squares you snap with your phone) with additional topical information, but this is now also the source of the music samples. There are no physical music CDs for level 2. Each composer has been allotted 4 weeks, but you have some flexibility with this. Includes: Chopin, Schumann, Wagner, Foster, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and MacDowell. The lapbook (not reproducible, 54pp stapled) comes in colorful printed pages. You cut and assemble the pages into your own lapbook. If you have not made a lapbook before, it is an activity for your student to complete. You make mini-books and glue them into 2 manila folders you format, easily separated for use. The coloring book comes in a stapled format. The 80 illustrations coordinate with the lessons in the student activity book.

    The core of this course is the 7 books from Great Musicians Series from Zeezok Publishing. (Item numbers 041843, 035417, 037547, 035419, 035421, 029674, 035423) ~ Sara

  • Item #: 061893
    ISBN: 9782923163895
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

      Subtitled, An Introduction to Classical Music, all the included musical selections have a common theme: birds. The music on CD (all performed by world class orchestras) is really the main component of this book. Several included tools help students understand and listen to this music: discover the melodies, the instruments, the stories behind the music, and the composers themselves. First, you start with brief descriptions to introduce each of the 20 classical music selections. Composers range from perhaps obscure to more well known, from longstanding to modern: Janequin in the 15th century, Vivaldi and Mozart in the 18th century to Rautavaara and Messiaen in the 20th century, for example. Additional tools follow: a listening guide, a brief biography of composers, glossary of musical terms, and a timeline of composers and periods. 8 1/8” X 8”, 48 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 017452
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.75
    This great timeline was made to be used in conjunction with A Literature Approach to the History of Classical Music. It charts the course of musical development from Corelli up to modern composers such as Mahler and Stravinsky. Featuring key composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Handel, and many others, students will enjoy coloring the beautiful pictures that make up this visual history of music.
  • Item #: 002470
    ISBN: 9780794531256
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $8.54

    What is classical music? What inspired the great composers? What role does technology play in classical music? Learn about the history of playing and writing classical music, how it evolved through religion and then entertainment, operas, ballet, orchestra and more! There are loads of images, both illustrations and photos to engage the reader's interest – and one more thing…stickers! Over 90 of them! As you read, there are pale versions of the sticker images (various artwork, instruments, portraits, etc.) to show where to place them. When you are done with your "stickering," you have a lovely book of interesting facts about classical music! As you find in all Usborne books, it is colorful throughout and really pulls the reader along to discover what is inside. Sc, 32pp plus 10pp of stickers. ~Sara

  • Item #: 012842
    ISBN: 9780739006436
    Retail: $8.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.50
    The music workbooks are full of exercises and activities that children color and work to help them learn the new concepts and train their ears.
  • Item #: 050020
    ISBN: 9780981999029
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $149.00

    What a treasure! I'm mourning the fact that I no longer have students in my home. I would love to go through this course with them. If there was anything even remotely like it "back then," I was unaware of it. This course combines music history (learning about composers) with music appreciation (learning about their music) and shows how they interweave with as well as impact the intricate fabric of western culture. The scope of the course is breathtaking a survey of 300 years (right before 1600 to the edge of WWI) of Western Music and Arts. The author, Carol Reynolds, is a well-loved professor of music history who supplies students with an abundance of primary and secondary sources and encourages her students to learn from them. The course she's provided is professionally well-done, comprehensive in its depth and scope, amazing in its use of musicians and cultural backdrops and, in short, magnificent. In her words, "the history of music makes sense only when it is combined with the history of science, politics, conquests, religious movements, and the other arts. . . . . Music has the ability to enlighten, enliven, and enshrine in our memory the interaction of history, science, and art."

    Just to whet your appetite, here's what's provided in the unit on Mozart: a lecture that includes pictures from the Big Band era and rock and roll (to illustrate the similarity in terms of musical change between the Baroque and the following period), examples of music played on a piano that merge into orchestral presentations, pictures of political figures, art, architecture, places, clothing, a "sub-lecture" that shows how a grand piano works, vocabulary defined, dozens of musical examples. Through all of this, Mrs. Reynolds' sweeping commentary takes us from Mozart throughout Europe and even colonial America showing us relationships and a continual historical perspective. While the workbook provides "notes" (dates, places, definitions, etc.), the student will need to pay attention to the lecture in order to fill in all the blanks. Questions involve extrapolation from the lecture rather than just a regurgitation of it. The lecture introduces many musical compositions; listening to required and recommended works will provide others, but it's expected that the student continues to learn by drawing on provided internet sources.

    There are 17 units:

    • Using music history to unlock western culture
    • Music entwined with great events in western history
    • Technology, terminology, and cultural perspective
    • Fanfare and power: the court of Louis XIV
    • Sweeping away the Renaissance into the Baroque
    • Liturgical calendar, street parties, and the new church music
    • A lively journey through the life of Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Enlightenment, classicism and the astonishing Mozart
    • In the abyss: the century struggles with unfettered imagination
    • Beethoven as hero and revolutionary
    • Salons, poetry, and the power of the song
    • A tale of four virtuosi and the birth of the tone poem
    • Nationalism and explosion of romantic opera
    • The absolutely new world of Wagner
    • Imperial Russia a cultural odyssey
    • Load up the wagons: the story of American music
    • Turning the page on western tradition with the explosion of war

    Course components include a set of DVDs (lively lectures that include "on location" film clips, interviews, and a wealth of information; professionally done) and a student Resource Book that will ultimately become a resource/reference for the student when the course is completed. Recently revised, the audio CDs that were previously included have been replaced by links on the publisher's website (www.professorcarol.com) to required and recommended musical works. The spiral-bound student Resource Book provides the student's path through the course. The pages for each unit provide a list of Key Figures and Places, Vocabulary, Notable Dates, suggestions for Listening (some of which are included on the CDs), and a listing of Websites for further research. The Putting It All Together section provides study projects for the student and the Viewing Guide provides a place for note-taking through the lecture series. Also included in the Workbook is a set of Quizzes for each unit, texts and translations for the music provided, and an answer key for both the Quizzes and the Viewing Guide pages.

    Although it doesn't say so, this course seems like it was developed with homeschoolers in mind all instruction is directed toward the student so a motivated student could work somewhat independently (although in my home, I would have wanted to be learning these things right along with my student). Easily a full high school credit in Music History/Appreciation, it might be more properly called by an old-fashioned name Humanities.

    The Teacher's Manual on CD-ROM is available separately and includes PDF files for the following: Syllabus, a unit-by-unit Course Plan, four Exams with Answer Keys, and a Listening Plan. Appendices include a Listening Selection Chart and a Listening Progress Form. Although not absolutely necessary, this does provide some nice features and gives the course a little more cohesive "feel." The publisher recommends the addition of the Teacher's Manual especially if taking the course for credit. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 028794
    ISBN: 9782924217214
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    I’ll admit it – as a young music student, I thought classical music was boooring without lyrics to tell a story. It wasn’t until many years later in a collegiate music appreciation class when I began to hear pieces like Peter and the Wolf and other classic story pieces that I realized how wrong I was!

    This book contains 20 pieces of classical music and an accompanying CD. The book goes through each song individually, explaining the literature it is based on, the ballet it is derived from, or any other information beneficial for giving context. Each page also has a few illustrations to go along, but the real key to the story is in the text. After the section explaining each story, there is a listening guide to show what instruments or pitches are used to indicate different voices or actions. Additionally, there is a short biography of each conductor and a glossary of musical terms used throughout the book. This is a unique, kid-friendly approach to classical music that I wish I had owned as a child! What a great foundation to music appreciation! Parents, as are often found in Shakespeare or other tales of that era, many of the pieces contain stories about elves, witches, fairies, and two pieces in particular mention the Devil. 68 hardcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 012789
    ISBN: 9780739008737
    Retail: $21.99
    Rainbow Price: $17.50
  • Item #: 062147
    ISBN: 9781843791188
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.95

    As a kid, it can be easy to think classical music is boring, but this book is a great way to show children that it is, in fact, quite exciting! This book comes with a CD of carefully selected pieces that will excite and engage your children. As they read, they will see how classical music sets the tone for movies and TV, weddings, theatre, dance, and much more. As they listen to tracks such as Peter and the Wolf , they will read and learn how each instrument indicates a different animal. Soon you’ll be able to “see” the story as the music plays! There are also sections that point out famous composers as well as different instruments in an orchestra. Colorful illustrations accompany the pieces as well to make this a complete auditory and visual experience. 64 hardcover pages with a 28 track CD. – Laura

  • Item #: 030252
    ISBN: 9781402211980
    Retail: $39.95
    Rainbow Price: $27.95

    Although we can enjoy classical music by casually listening, the carefully constructed symphonies, concertos, fugues, quintets and countless other types of musical works are best appreciated and understood with some background knowledge of music history and the composers that wrote them. Although most of us think it is important to give our young students a taste of classical music appreciation, this often gets lost in the shuffle for older students (and even us adults!) This book was written for the older student or adult to give them a taste of the important composers in classical music history, their lives and their most important compositions. The substantial book covers a long history of composers in chronological order, from Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594) through Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) and including all the "biggies" like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and many more. Each chapter features a composer, and includes information about their life and personality, as well as details about their works and most famous musical pieces. Several selections of each composer's music are noted throughout along with a "Hear it Online" icon. Login and registration information is provided at the beginning of the book, and once you register, you can listen to the pieces online at your convenience. Although previous editions of this book came with music CDs, the online music content has replaced the CDs. An excellent introduction to classical composers and music, this book is designed to leave you craving more, offering additional musical pieces for listening as well. Can you become hooked on the classics? 360 pgs, pb. - Jess

  • Item #: 040309
    ISBN: 9780739087619
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    Book 2 covers early keyboards, Baroque/Classical/Romantic (early and late) composers, French and 20th century composers, and music of the Americas.

  • Item #: 060877
    ISBN: 9780486488240
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $5.75

    Book 1 follows the Primer and introduces eighth notes, chords, 3/4 time, and Key of C and G while continuing music development. 

  • Item #: 060399
    Retail: $49.95
    Rainbow Price: $41.95

    Providing the “rest of the story,” this series by Dr. Carol Reynolds (music professor from the Discovering Music series) will add depth to your U.S. History study. Within the context of a chronological examination of America’s musical heritage, Professor Carol expertly weaves art, literature, and cultural studies. The two DVDs cover eight units: Regionalism, Legacy, and Preservation (an overview); Contrasting Traditions of the Puritans and Moravians (1620-1760); America’s Founders and Their Arts (1700-1800); Architecture, Soundscapes, and New Directions (1780-1850); The Arts Shaped by Conflict (1820-1865); Americans on the Move (1810-1880); Native America Revisited; Immigration and American Theater (1850-1920); and Exploring the New and Preserving the Old (1900-1960). Professionally produced videos incorporate biographical sketches, anecdotal information, video clips of musical performances, historical segments, and artwork. Professor Carol also provides introductory and connecting information in a one-room schoolhouse setting. Supplementary articles, interviews and notes are available at www.exploringheritage.com. 4 hours running time ~ Janice

    Professor Carol takes you across the country with 38 friends and specialists to look at America's history through the lens of the Fine Arts and to discover just how rich and vibrant America's past really was.

  • Item #: 061259
    ISBN: 9780739087602
    Retail: $12.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    If you are looking for something that is not quite a music course, but more than a music supplement, this could be just that perfect balance for your family. Introduce students to 8 eras of musical history: Greco-Roman, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Turn of the 20th Century and 1945-Present. Students learn what to listen for, musical vocabulary words, and a good amount of history, including a timeline. Each unit includes an overview, 2 pages of important musical developments, 2 pages of art showing life at that time, and a 1 page summary with listening examples & a written review. Answer key to the review is in the back. Not reproducible. Not consumable. I would have students write on their own papers as the written work is minimal. Music CD includes 21 tracks. Paperback book is large format (9" x 12") and colorfully illustrated. 54 pp ~ Sara

  • Item #: 012783
    ISBN: 9780739018729
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.95
  • Item #: 042270
    ISBN: 9780486457376
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.85
    Simple yet beautiful songs for the beginning pianist. Each book holds 20+ songs by the featured composer organized in the approximate order of difficulty. – Melissa
  • Item #: 033457
    ISBN: 9780486427560
    Retail: $5.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.75

    Introduce your children to the works of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky with the help of this music book! Twenty-six simplified and fun-to-play musical arrangements by twenty-six different composers are included in this book. The arrangements appear to be designed for the intermediate piano student. Before your children sit down to play these classic pieces, they can read a short blurb about the composer and the featured piece. 45 pgs, pb. - elise