Those Amazing Musical Instruments By Genevieve Helsby Hardcover and CDROM Ages 8+
From the cello to the clarinet to the trumpet to the drums, Those Amazing Musical Instruments! takes readers on a musical tour, with notes on the history, construction and sounds of the instruments from each of the major instrument “families.” They can see the parts of the violin working together, read about the flute in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro,” or hear the different sounds of the tuba on the included CD-ROM. This interactive CD-ROM includes individual musical samples giving readers an audible taste of each instrument, as well as full orchestra pieces showing how they play together.
Those Amazing Musical Instruments! features noted conductor Marin Alsop as kids’ guide to the instruments, offering helpful comments and tips throughout the book.ContentsAbout the Author and CD-ROM Introduction The Strings Violin, Viola, Violoncello ("Cello"), Double Bass, Harp, Guitar, Mandolin The Woodwinds Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Recorder The Brass Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba The Percussion Tuned Percussion, Untuned Percussion The Keyboards Harpsichord, Piano, Organ The Voice Electronic Instruments The Conductor Dictionary