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Can you link me to some music appreciation books that come with a CD? Something that will teach me to listen. Something with adult music, but presented at elementary/middle school instructional level.


Either Western or world selections are both fine.

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Has anyone used the Classical Kids study guides?




My library has Can You hear it.


They have some type of free download that came up when I searched for "Carnival of animals" that I'll try to get later. Sunday is a good day to battle with technology :-)


Thank You happypamama, and I'm looking forward to any more suggestions anyone has. My musical education is...almost nonexistent :-(


You mean like this sort of thing? http://www.amazon.com/Carnival-Animals-Book-CD/dp/037586458X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1294584909&sr=8-2


More here, though we've only used the first on the list so far (but liked it): http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=benjamin+britten&x=0&y=0#/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_36?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=young+persons+guide+to+the+orchestra&sprefix=young+persons+guide+to+the+orchestra&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Ayoung+persons+guide+to+the+orchestra


This: http://www.amazon.com/Can-You-Hear-William-Lach/dp/0810957213/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_3


These are not book-CD sets but have been well-loved by our children (and us as well): http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=classical+kids+cd&x=0&y=0

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I have not used the Classical Kids study guides, but they do look interesting.


Also, the kids have really enjoyed this series on CD, even without a book; they have famous classical works with words put to them, sometimes humorous or educational, but usually with something that will help the kids remember the composer and title. For instance, Vivaldi's "Spring" from The Four Seasons has, "It's spring, time to sing Vivaldi" set to the music. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=beethoven%27s+wig&x=0&y=0

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