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Eclectic Homeschool Online Book Lists - Music Curriculum & Books

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Music Curriculum & Books List

  • Ballads of American History
    by Fred Cooper, Gregg Harris
    ISBN: 1568570333
    Ballads of America History is designed to make the study of history both enjoyable and memorable. This book includes a musical compact disc featuring historical ballads sung by Gregg Harris (In the sixties, Gregg was actually a folk singer!). Each ballad tells the story of a period in American history with the musical accompaniment of instruments from that period. It Includes many interesting facts and pictures that will help your children understand the era they are studying. The historical text, sheet music and CD work together to ensure your children gain a comprehensive overview of the great eras of our country's past. Great for use in pagents with costumes and choirs. You'll find that as your children sing the ballads they will learn and remember details of American history as never before!
  • Celebrate America - Cassette

    ISBN: 1575835851
  • Celebrate America - Cassette and Book

    ISBN: 157583586X
    Perfect for school music programs, this album features the best-loved patriotic songs including: God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, and many other favorites. Sheet music is included in the 24-page songbook, and charts containing simple instrumentation are featured on the enhanced CD–simply print out the PDF and you're ready to practice!
  • Celebrate America - CD

    ISBN: 1575835878
  • Celebrate America - CD and Book

    ISBN: 1575835886
    Perfect for school music programs, this album features the best-loved patriotic songs including: God Bless America, The Star Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, and many other favorites. Sheet music is included in the 24-page songbook, and charts containing simple instrumentation are featured on the enhanced CD–simply print out the PDF and you're ready to practice!
  • Companion CD to Handel at the Court of Kings and Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff
    by Zeezok Publishing
    ISBN: 1933573082
    This enhanced CD provides audio files of all the music from Wheeler & Deucher's classic books on Handel and Schumann in MP3 file format, so that you can hear a sample of these composers' works. (DOES NOT INCLUDE COMPLETE WORKS, ONLY THE MUSIC CONTAINED IN THE BOOK) In addition, all the music contained in the books can be printed as sheet music from this enhanced CD. Moreover, printable coloring pages for each chapter of both books are provided. Geared for a variety of learners - auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and just plain "active" - it's a excellent supplement to your reading experience.
  • Companion CD to Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells and Joseph Haydn the Merry Little Peasant
    by Zeezok Publishing
    ISBN: 1933573023
    This enhanced CD provides audio files of all the music from Wheeler & Deucher's classic books on Beethoven and Haydn in MP3 file format, so that you can hear a sample of these composers' works. (DOES NOT CONTAIN COMPLETE WORKS ONLY MUSIC THAT IS IN THE BOOK) In addition, all the music contained in the books can be printed as sheet music from this enhanced CD. Moreover, printable coloring pages for each chapter of both books are provided. Geared for a variety of learners - auditory, kinesthetic, visual, and just plain "active" - it's a excellent supplement to your reading experience.
  • Functional Melodies: Finding Mathematical Relationships in Music
    by Scott Beall
    ISBN: 1559533781
    Music is sound learning! Like author Scott Beall, you can capitalize on your students' natural interest in music to deepen their understanding of functions, transformations, and multiple representations of relationships. With the engaging activities in Functional Melodies and the easy-to-use music CD, you will have everything you need to help students connect musical ideas to mathematical concepts. No musical training is necessary, but there is sure to be a performer in your class!

    The lessons can be grouped as units of study or used individually in your algebra or geometry class. Every lesson features the following:
    • A conceptual warm-up for you and your students, to hand out as a reading or to read aloud
    • A blackline resource sheet master of facts, instructions, and examplesBlackline activity masters
    • Music CD tracks keyed to the activities
    In addition, you will find thorough teacher's notes that include the conceptual basis of the activities and ways to incorporate them in your class, teaching tips, questions and answers, and discussion points.

    You will find that your mathematics students understand functions or fractions or ratios better after they have seen and heard these mathematics concepts realized in music. With these lessons, students hear, visualize, perform, think, graph, and write about musical relationships and the mathematics they illustrate. An insightful essay by the author, and a chart correlating mathematical topics to music topics precede the activities.
  • Giant Book of Children's Songs, The
    by Milton Okun (Editor)
    ISBN: 0895248212
  • Gift of Music : Great Composers and Their Influence, The
    by Jane Stuart Smith, Betty Carlson
    ISBN: 089107869X
  • Handel at the Court of Kings
    by Opal Wheeler (Author), Mary Greenwalt (Illustrator
    ISBN: 1933573031
    With clarity and with admirable simplicity, keyed to the understanding of children, Opal Wheeler has traced the many-sided career of George Frederic Handel, whose restless nature vied always with his tremendous ability as a composer and director. Handel¿s strange boyhood, clouded by the fact that his father did not want him to become a musician, and the later years when, thanks to the patronage of the Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, his music was played before the greatest music lovers of Europe ¿ all this makes absorbing reading. The selections of Handel¿s music included here are those best understood and most apt to be mastered by young musicians. One evening, back in 1691, conservative Doctor Handel was shocked and dismayed to find his small son carrying the torch at the head of a band of singers wandering through the little town of Halle. The good doctor never quite understood the all-consuming love of music which drove his son from childhood on and on to the great heights he eventually attained as the beloved Father of the Oratorio, the composer of the magnificent MESSIAH. Opal Wheeler has given us here the most finished, most completely satisfying book on her list of fine music biographies. Handel at the Court of Kings should be a favorite of all children who love music, whether they are young musicians themselves or not.
  • Handel at the Court of Kings Study Guide
    by Judy Wilcox (Author)
    ISBN: 193357304X
    Intended to complement Opal Wheeler classic Handel at the Court of Kings. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Handel's life and his music. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a great addition to any study of master composers.
  • Hymns for a Kid's Heart
    by Bobbie Wolgemuth, Joni Eareckson Tada, Sergio Martinez (Illustrator), Focus on the Family
    ISBN: 1581345054
    In this second volume of the best-selling Hymns for a Kid's Heart series, Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth collaborate to help you teach twelve classic hymns to the children you love. With richly orchestrated music, true stories, prayers, and Scripture, this book will feed your child's soul.
  • I Hear America Singing
    by Kathleen Krull, Allen Garns (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0375925279
    Originally published as Gonna Sing My Head Off!, this big, colorful songbook is now reissued for the first time with a 23-song CD created especially for it. The book includes 2 of the best-loved American folk songs, with all the lyrics and easy-to-play musical arrangements of the tunes everyone remembers although they may need a little help with the words. From Maine to California, here are ”Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” “On Top of Old Smoky,” “Home on the Range,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” “This Land Is Your Land,” to name a few–songs that represent the American spirit and history. With each beautifully illustrated song is a note about its origin.
  • Jazz for Young People Curriculum with Book(s) and Video and CD (Audio)
    by Wynton Marsalis (Narrator), Jazz at Lincoln Center (Producer)
    ISBN: 1931908001
    JAZZ FOR YOUNG PEOPLE CURRICULUM - 10-CD SET, VIDEO TEACHING GUIDE AND 30 STUDENT GUIDES

    This multimedia jazz appreciation kit is based on Jazz at Lincoln Center's popular Jazz for Young People[TM] concert series. Designed primarily for up per elementary and middle school students, it is also well-suited for high school and college music appreciation, introduction to jazz, and music educ ation courses. The curriculum explores core concepts -- including improvisa tion, form, style, and swing -- and major figures in jazz through accessibl e, interactive lessons. Because it was written for both musicians and non-m usicians, the Jazz for Young People Curriculum is perfect for any teacher w ho wants an entertaining and structured way to bring jazz into the classroom
  • Joseph Haydn The Merry Little Peasant
    by Opal Wheel;er (Author), Sybil Deucher (Author), Mary Greenwalt (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1933573007
    This is a simple, inspiring children’s biography of the great musician Haydn. This story, like all the stories of the great composers by Wheeler and Deucher, will win its way into the hearts of all music-loving children; for it, too, is told with all the understanding, sympathy and appreciation that its two inspired authors have to give.
  • Joseph Haydn The Merry Little Peasant Study Guide
    by Judy Wilcox (Author)
    ISBN: 1933573015
    Intended to complement Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher's classic Joseph Haydn the Merry Little Peasant. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Haydn's life and his music. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a great addition to any study of master composers.
  • Kaleidonotes and the Mixed-Up Orchestra, The
    by Tammy Carter Bronson, Matthew S. Bronson.
    ISBN: 0967816734
    The Kaleidonotes help the orchestra find their places on stage so the show can go on. In addition to enjoying a funny, rhyming story, children will learn to identify colors, instruments, notes, scale, and stage positions of instruments in the orchestra.
  • Kids Make Music! : Clapping & Tapping from Bach to Rock!
    by Avery Hart, Paul Mantell, Loretta Trezzo Braren
    ISBN: 0913589691
  • Learn to Play Electric Guitar
    by Carolyn Hooper
    ISBN: 0746024142
    Ideal for all ages, this helpful guide contains over 30 tunes which cover a wide range of popular styles, from simple riffs to flashy solos. Step-by-step explanations and clear photographs introduce guitar techniques, advice for using effects to create different sounds, and helpful ideas on how to make up songs and play in a band
  • Learn to Play Guitar
    by Louisa Somerville, Tim Pells, Cheryl Evans, Jenny Tyler, Kuo Kang Chen (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 0881103845
  • Lives of the Musicians : Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought)
    Kathleen Krull
    ISBN: 0152480102
  • Lives of the Musicians : Good Times, Bad Times (And What the Neighbors Thought)
    Kathleen Krull, John C. Brown (Narrator), Melissa Hughes (Narrator)
    ISBN: 1883332230
    Audio Cassette
  • Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells
    by Mary Greenwalt (Illustrator), Opal Wheeler (Author)
    ISBN: 0974650560
    Intended to complement Opal Wheeler classic Handel at the Court of Kings. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Handel's life and his music. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a great addition to any study of master composers.
  • Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells Study Guide
    by Judy Wilcox (Author)
    ISBN: 0974650579
    Intended to complement Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher's classic Ludwig Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Beethoven's life and his music. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a great addition to any study of master composers.
  • Moving West Songbook
    by Keith McNeil, Rusty McNeil
    ISBN: 1878360302
    This attractively illustrated eighty-seven page companion to Moving West Songs (two CD set) includes forty-eight of the songs Americans sang as their nation expanded westward across the continent during the period between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The song selections include words, music and chord symbols, plus historical commentary, background information on the songs and a bibliography.

    Part One: Territorial Expansion and Abolition
    As the United States expanded into the old Northwest Territory, Louisiana Territory and the Pacific Northwest, Americans built canals, cut forests, farmed the land, and trapped beaver. Their songs reflected their pride, fears and hopes, and described the dangers, the boredom, the discomforts and the loneliness of life on these new frontiers.

    Songs were effective tools for African-Americans. Slaves spread the word of escape plans through "code" songs. Songs about the hardships of slavery helped recruit white support for abolition and the Underground Railroad.

    Part Two: Texas and the Mexican War
    The lyric quality and rhythmic patterns of Mexican folk music reflect our Mexican heritage. Americans who settled in Texas sang of Texas Rangers and the struggle to make Texas a republic.

    During the Mexican War, soldiers sang of American General Zachary Taylor and Mexican General Santa Anna, of the 2,000 mile march of the Mormon Battalion, and of brutal treatment at the hands of their own officers.

    Part Three: Minstrel Shows and the California Gold Rush
    Miners carried minstrel tunes to the gold camps in California and wrote parodies which created a vivid picture of life among the forty-niners.

    Part Four: Immigrants from China, Ireland and Germany
    The songs depict the prejudice against California's Chinese population in the 1850s and the suffering of the Irish, fleeing famine, as they migrated to a new, often hostile, home in America. The songs also reflect the defiance and spirit of the Germans who, after losing the fight for a free Germany, sought freedom in the United States.
  • Moving West Songs (American History Through Folksong)
    Rusty McNeil
    ISBN: 1878360108
    This volume includes forty-four of the songs Americans sang as their nation expanded westward across the continent during the period between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Playing time: two hours.
  • Mozart, The Wonder Boy Study Guide
    by Judy Wilcox (Author)
    ISBN: 0974650544
    Intended to complement Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher's classic Mozart, the Wonder Boy. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Mozart's life, particularly his remarkable childhood. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a perfect addition to any study of master composers.
  • Music for Everyone!
    Teacher Created Resources
    ISBN: 1420620029
    You don't have to be a great singer to foster children's interest in music. Just encourage them to sing, dance, march, and play instruments at school or at home. These songs, movement suggestions, and directions for making musical instruments are easy to follow. The benefits range from just plain fun to improved self-esteem, better understanding of spatial reasoning, and higher test scores! Go ahead and start making music!
  • Music of Angels: A Listener's Guide to Sacred Music from Chant to Christian Rock, The
    by Patrick Kavanaugh, Dave Brubeck
    ISBN: 0829410198
  • Music of the Great Composers

    ISBN: 0310208076
    From the Back Cover
    Patrick Kavanaugh shows that great music was written to be enjoyed, not merely admired. In Music of the Great Composers, he displays his gift for making the classics easy to understand and a delight to listen to. This practical book lets you select a listening program that's based on your needs and interests. Choose from a variety of approaches to pick the one that fits you best. From chorales to concertos to solo repertoire, Music of the Great Composers lets you customize your listening to broaden your understanding and love of music. You'll find: - Guidance for building a personal listening library - Fascinating insights into instruments, history, composers, compositions, musical terms--even simple music theory for the layperson - A lively guide to hundreds of masterworks--for hours of reading and listening enjoyment. Kavanaugh removes the intimidations from "highbrow" music, taking it out of its ivory tower so everyone can enjoy it. Written in a refreshing, popular style, Music of the Great Composers will bring an exciting new depth to your enjoyment of the classics.
  • Music Theory Made Easy
    by David Harp
    ISBN: 0918321999
    The easiest theory book ever covers scales and chord structures for folk, blues, rock, country, and jazz, with emphasis on composing your own songs.
  • Play Piano in a Flash Fake Book for KIDS!
    by Scott Houston
    ISBN: 0971286124
    Finally… kids can find all of their favorite songs in this one-of-a-kind fake book for children (and those wanting to play for children!) For the first time, the easy techniques that TV host and author Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston has taught to millions on TV, in his books and through live workshops are now available to kids interested in learning how to have FUN at a piano. Playing in the style Scott describes in his book “Play Piano in a Flash for Kids!” is much easier for kids if they can find songs they want to play in lead sheet format, which is just what you'll find in this fake book. Even better, every song in this book includes chord diagrams for the chords used in that particular song right on the page, which is everything a beginning piano player in this style needs to have fun and success immediately! • Over 100 all time favorite kids classics with lyrics included • Chord Diagrams at the beginning of every song • A great companion to the “Play Piano in a Flash for Kids!” instructional book • Also perfect for parents, teachers, grandparents and caregivers wanting to play kid's tunes for children Give the child in your life the gift that will provide a them with a lifetime of fun at a piano or keyboard
  • Play Piano in a Flash for Kids: A Fun and Easy Way for Kids to Start Playing the Piano
    by Scott Houston
    ISBN: 1401308341
    As seen on public television nationwide, Scott The Piano Guy Houston is the leading authority on fast and fun piano instruction. In Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! he simplifies his unique and effective method of learning to play piano, making it accessible to even the youngest want-to-be pianists. Highlighting popular, not classical, music, this book fosters and nourishes an early love for music by giving children the tools to play their favorite popular songs. Your child will be able to: lLearn the basics of piano playing using a simple technique that pros use, which focuses on becoming a good player versus becoming a good notation reader lUse easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrations that demonstrate each stage of learning lPlay popular music on the piano without having to learn how to read complicated sheet music It is a great book for kids who may have taken lessons previously but became frustrated by the long and complicated process. And all at a fraction of the cost of piano lessons! Both parents and children can have fun learning the piano or keyboard together, or children can work through the book on their own, with parents providing support only when needed. Play Piano in a Flash for Kids! is the perfect tool for parents or teachers to help their kids learn to play the piano quickly and easily.
  • Raising Musical Kids : Great Ideas to Help Your Child Develop a Love for Music
    by Patrick Kavanaugh
    ISBN: 0892839031
  • Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff
    by Opal Wheeler (Author), Christine Price (Illustrator)
    ISBN: 1933573066
    From the time he was a little boy, playing with his beloved cat, Ziff, in his home village in Saxony, until he became the famous composer, friend of Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Liszt, Robert Schumann lived happily and pleasantly.Unlike many of his contemporaries, he had few major problems to overcome. His work, his family life, all brought him the reward of renown and joy. Even the stiff finger which virtually ended his career as a musician was the means of emphasizing his genius as a composer. Opal Wheeler has written a most engaging story for children of the great man's life, and the carefully chosen selections from his compositions which have been added, make this a distinguished acquisition to any young reader's library.
  • Robert Schumann and Mascott Ziff Study Guide
    by Judy Wilcox (Author)
    ISBN: 1933573074
    Intended to complement Opal Wheeler's classic Robert Schumann and Mascot Ziff. Packed with timelines, maps, reading comprehension questions, character quality highlights, and extra tidbits of information about Schumann's life and his music. Written for children in grades K-6, this study guide makes a great addition to any study of master composers.
  • Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, The
    by Patrick Kavanaugh
    ISBN: 0310208068
    This is a compelling and inspiring look at spiritual beliefs that influenced some of the world's greatest composers, now revised and expanded with eight additional composers.
  • Story of the Orchestra : Listen While You Learn About the Instruments, the Music and the Composers Who Wrote the Music!
    by Meredith Hamilton (Illustrator), Robert T. Levine
    ISBN: 1579121489
    Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too!) on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children. The engaging text is broken into three sections: an introduction to each instrument of the orchestra from the cello to the timpani, the stories of famous composers from Bach to Stravinsky and an explanation of different musical styles from Baroque to Modern. Each step of the way, children can listen to actual musical examples of what they are learning about. Young readers will hear the sound of an actual violin as they study the instrument and enjoy the playful tune of a Mozart minuet as they read about the composer's precocious exploits as a child.
  • Student's Guide to Music History, A
    by R. J. Stove
    ISBN: 1933859415
    R. J. Stove’s A Student’s Guide to Music History is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music’s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove’s narrative recounts the rise (and ever-increasing complexity) of harmony during the medieval world, the differences between secular and sacred music, the glories of the contrapuntal style, and the origins of opera. Stove then relates the achievements of the high baroque period, the very different idioms that prevailed during the late eighteenth century, and the emergence of Romanticism, with its emphasis upon the artist-hero. With the late nineteenth century came a growing emphasis on musical patriotism, writes Stove, especially in Spain, Hungary, Russia, Bohemia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the United States. A final section discusses the trends that have characterized music since 1945.

    Stove’s guide also singles out eminent composers for special coverage, including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Debussy, Richard Strauss, Sibelius, and Messiaen. As a brief orientation to the history and countours of classical music, A Student’s Guide to Music History is an unparalleled resource.
  • Usborne Music Theory for Beginners
    by Emma Danes
    ISBN: 0746024169
  • What to Listen for in Music
    by Aaron Copland
    ISBN: 0451628802
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