Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin'; A History Of American Musical Instrument Makers

Summary:

Meet the inventors and innovators who defined American music history. From Steinway pianos and Zildjian cymbals to Martin guitars, Ludwig drums, and Moog synthesizers, the story behind these iconic instruments is laid out in full detail with plenty of photos and illustrations.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a fascinating book that anyone will enjoy ... particularly those who love listening to music or who play an instrument. It is perfect for the classroom, research, home schooling, or a musician's personal library.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My neighbor’s son plays the guitar so I showed him the book and let him read it. He loved it!

Adult Reader Reaction

What a wonderful book! I found the book fascinating.The personalities of the individuals and how their innovations moved the music industry forward makes for some very interesting reading. Both young people and adults will enjoy this book.

Type of Book:
This is a nonfiction picture book offering music history.
Educational Themes:

There is so much you can do to explore music and bring history to life: find and listen to songs to hear the specific instruments; create home-made versions of the instruments; or go to a concert!

Reading Level:
8.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is fascinating reading that everyone will enjoy. This is an excellent choice for dormant readers who like music.

Title Raggin' Jazzin' Rockin': A History of American Musical Instrument Makers
Author Susan VanHecke
Publisher Boyds Mills Press © 2011
ISBN 9781590785744
Material Hard Cover
Genres Music
Cybils
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