MUSIC FOR FAMILY FUN by Harriot Buxton Barbour


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This is a comprehensive guide to music in the home, for both participation and listening enjoyment, and progresses from infant years to teen-age, adult and community activities. An introductory chapter advises on phonographs and records -- tests before purchasing and care after, on instruments to play, and on the usefulness of a tape recorder; then come the sections on music for infants, kindergarten, grades 1 through 3, 4 through 6, the transitional junior high school years and later. From lullabies to symphonies, backgrounds to work in- and with, fun with rhythm, learning to play instruments, songs and singing, group performances, are considered in each section with recommendations for musical works that adapt to the age level. For the home that is musically inclined -- or for the one that would like to be -- this should be a rewarding book to work with in its attention to all details of music appreciation and the pleasure of a hobby that everyone can enjoy.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1960
Publisher: Dutton