Listening to Music is a series which actively engages children in
listening. Each pack comprises a visually exciting book full of activities, a CD of all
the recordings, and a CD-ROM of interactive whiteboard activities,
printouts, and sample lesson plans.
The Listening to Music series fully engages children in listening to music. Stimulating recordings of world and historical music provide the exciting basis for a range of listening, composing and performing opportunities - enhanced by interactive whiteboard activities and displays with embedded audio.
The third title in the Listening to Music series is an historical overview of Western classical music from medieval times to the present day.
Through the activities, children recognise and use the characteristic features of music from different ages. They perform their own versions of some of the recordings and they compose others - always listening perceptively to their own and others music.
Teachers will find this title a useful accompaniment to Music Express 5, 6 and 7 and an enjoyable source of alternative activities for their music scheme of work.
Helen MacGregor has written and contributed widely to many A&C Black titles, amongst them, Music Express, the Roald Dahl musicals, and the Threes series. She is currently Music Advisor for Kent, and has worked previously in advisory roles for Merton and Southwark. She was a regular writer and workshop leader for the London Philharmonic Orchestra schools concert programme, and it was this work which inspired the creation of the Listening to Music series.