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M is for Melody, A Music Alphabet

Sleeping Bear Press  |  2006  |  40 pages

From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, "M is for Melody" gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork. Based on MENC National Standards for Music Education, educators will find this a valuable addition to their classroom material.

As a student at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Kathy-jo Wargin was a Music Theory and Composition Major. 



This book is in paperback, making it a terrific choice for classrooms and music students. 

The poetic text of this book celebrates musical instruments, terms, and methods. From the oom-pah-pah of the brass trombones to ragtime and yodel, children can learn about musical sounds and vocabulary. In the margins, informative text offers definitions or short explanations of musical terms as well as brief historical information.
— Teaching Music Reston, VA


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