While students can quickly engage with hands-on learning from instruments, music theory and history books teach other important concepts like notation and cultural roots. While such concepts may normally fail to hold students' attention, these music education resources are specifically designed to spark interest and interaction. Our collection of listening guides and theory books for beginners brings a plethora of engaging, educational exercises, quizzes and games to make learning fun and relatable for your budding students. Plus, our music theory CDs, history resources and classroom listening guides are available for all ages and skill levels. Browse West Music’s extensive music education resources and watch your students blossom before your eyes!

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From Folk Songs to Masterworks
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Eisen, Ann <p>Contents:</p> <p>Chapter 1. Kindergarten     Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan ("Flight of the Bumblebee")     Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor ("Moonlight")     Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, II. Op. 95 (from the New World)    Williams: Aristophanic Suite ("The Wasps")     Debussy: Suite bergamasque, III. Clair de Lune     Copland: Circus Music, IIIb. The Red Pony     Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition V. Dance of the Unhatched Chicks<br />Chapter 2. Grade 1     Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March, No. 1     Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, II. Andante ("The Surprise")     Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major, II. Allegretto<br />Chapter 3. Grade 2     Kabalevsky: A Short Story, Op. 27, Book 1, No. 13     Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, IX. Cuckoo     Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite, No. 1, IV. Carillon     Spohr: Wiegenlied (in drei Tonen)<br />Chapter 4. Grade 3     Schumann: Album for the Young, No. 12 ("Knecht Ruprecht")     Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, II. Andante (Variation 3) ("The Surprise")     Scarlatti: Sonata in D Minor     Bach: Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook ("Musette")     Kabalevsky: Comedians' Galop, Op. 26     Liszt: Les Preludes, Theme B     Handel: Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D Major, No. 2 ("The Hornpipe")     Siegmeister: Western Suite, V. Riding Home<br />Chapter 5. Grade 4     Bartok: For Children, Vol. 2, No. 40 ("Swine-Herd's Dance”)    Bartok: The First Term at the Piano, Eighteen Eementary Pieces, No. 17     Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, I. Promenade     Bach: Fugue in G Minor ("The Little")     MacDowell: To a Wild Rose, Op. 51     Schumann, Wm.: New England Triptych, III. Chester     Bartok: Sx Pieces in Five Finger Position, Piano Piece No. 6       Mozart: Variations on "Ah! Vous dirai-je Maman"     Bartok: For Children ("Play")     Pachelbel: Canon in D  <br />Chapter 6. Grade 5     18 selections by Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Mozart, Dvorak, Bach, Schumann, Kabalevsky, Brahms     and Chopin<br />Chapter 7. Grade 6     27 selections by Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Tansman, Prokofiev, Bach, Brahms, Bartok, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn and HandelAppendicesAppendix A: List of Songs Used in this BookAppendix B: Glossary of TermsAppendix C: Art Music IndexAppendix D: Index of CD Recordings by Composer and SelectionAppendix E: Index of CD Recordings by Disc</p>
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    While playing the instruments is exciting for students, most can also appreciate an understanding of its theory and history. Through these music books, your students will gain a well-rounded education through a series of exercises, quizzes, and games. Instead of sitting down and reading a text book, West Music stocks exciting resources that emphasize active learning. Additionally, these books provide lesson ideas and suggestions for music instructors who are looking to shake up their curriculum. These products are available in a variety of formats including books, CD’s and DVD’s.

    There’s no shortage of topics available with these books and CD’s, introduce your students to multicultural exercises or incorporate some movement and dance into a lesson plan. Songbooks and vocal development resources are perfect for integrating singing with instrument playing while in the classroom. Select your next music lesson with help from these resources at West Music!

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