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Music (Eyewitness Books)

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Full-color photos. "Ardley introduces types of musical instruments in a scintillating blend that spans ancient to modern. Interesting historical asides and highlights about famous musicians contrast with the precisely labeled parts of the numerous illustrated instruments. The double-page spreads display an array of full-color photos, sketches, and explanatory text. Holds w ...more
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published April 22nd 1989 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1960)
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I looked at this book with one of my practicum tutees today. I thought we would only look at a couple pages, but she was interested enough to flip through the rest of the book with me. We didn't read most of it, but we enjoyed looking at all the instruments and reading captions when we had questions or wanted to know more.
I thought this was a very informative book and it had some very interesting facts. However, I thought it was a little too complex in its explanations of how different instruments work. I was a little lost on what some of the things meant. However, I thought the historical information about the origins of certain instruments was very fascinating. A very informative book.
Whitney Summers
I enjoyed the amount of information this book included along with visuals to go along with the facts. I have always had a at interest in music and all types of instruments. This book went into great detail about not only the history of music and the instruments, but also the construction and science behind the instruments. Very information and still fun for kids.
Brent Barnard
SUCH a fun book. It's particularly interesting to keep YouTube open while reading it so you can check out the different (exotic) instruments in action. It was a nice break from the heavier books I normally read.
You can't beat a DK Eyewitness book to encourage questions from children. It has pictures of lots of different instruments, shows how violins are built, and some history on the progression of instruments.
I like this book for all the wonderful pictures of musical instruments, from simple and basic to ornate.
Any book that keeps my nine year old busy for hours gets five stars... ; )
pictures theories, and people of music and the history of music
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Ardley joined the editorial staff of the World Book Encyclopedia in 1962, when the London branch of the American publisher was producing an international edition. This took four years, during which time he developed the skill of editing and writing introductory material for the young. After a brief period working for Hamlyn, he became a freelance editor in 1968 (which enabled him to continue with ...more
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