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Strike up the band!
Dunleavy, Deborah.
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Publication Information:
Toronto, Ont. : Kid Glove Productions, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Strike up the band! The ants go marching. Yankee doodle -- Cornstalk fiddle and a shoestring bow -- Aikendrum -- Jabbin jabbin -- Marian -- One bottle pop -- Old mountain dew -- Sorida -- The animal song -- Turkey in the straw -- Chawe Chidyo Chem'chero -- Blow the man down -- My mama don't allow -- Congo lullaby.
Format :
Music CD


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CR 162 Juvenile Compact Disc Audio Visual

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Beat out a trash-can rhythm, bang on a water-cooler bass drum or blast a tune from a rubber-hose bugle! This Jumbo Book has instructions on how to make and play instruments from all over the world. From creating a thumb piano to playing a didgeridoo, the activities in the book are fun and easy. Kids learn about different musical styles and make music on their own or together without needing technical musical knowledge. Kids can * play music from around the world * make over 50 unique instruments * compose their own songs * create a One Kid Band * experiment with beats and harmonies * try a cappella and cool body jive * throw an African rhythm party A companion CD is also available.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 6-Deborah Dunleavy's latest CD is a worthy companion to her book, The Jumbo Book of Music (Kids Can Press, 2001). The 14-piece collection kicks off with a lively melody of "Strike Up the Band!," "The Ants Go Marching," and "Yankee Doodle." Listeners will be stamping and marching along to the catchy rhythms. Some of the songs even feature the homemade instruments from Dunleavy's book. Dunleavy's sound effects are particularly appealing. Some of her contributions include "lip blipping," "cheek popping" and "head gong." Other performers provide a broad range of unusual background music including a kazoo, didgeridoo, wash tub bass, and djembe. The songs span the globe from America, to Australia, to Africa, and the song styles range from the familiar folksong, "Turkey in the Straw," to the sea song "Blow the Man Down," to a quiet "Congo Lullaby," to a Caribbean calypso tune. Lyrics are not included. A good additional purchase for school and public libraries.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.