Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
  • Welcome To Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration Of America's Music, Featuring When The Saints Go Marching In
ISBN: 1523506881
EAN13: 9781523506880
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 15, 2019
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 1" H x 12" L x 10" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Book Overview

Are you ready to swing?

Discover the wonders of jazz: How to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response.

In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you'll hear the instruments of jazz--the rhythm section with its banjo, drums, and tuba, and the leads, like the clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. And you'll hear singers scat, improvising melodies with nonsense syllables like be-bop and doo-we-ah

Along the way, you'll learn how this unique African American art form started in New Orleans, and how jazz changed over time as innovative musicians like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday added their own ideas to it.

Press the buttons to hear the band, the rhythms, and the singer calling out: OH WHEN THE SAINTS--oh when the saints.

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   Disappointed
I have been wanting to buy this book for my grandson for a long time and finally did it for him. It was such a disappointment, said Blair, "I got it and I was so disappointed. To play the sounds, I have to press really hard. Some buttons don't play and the ones that do, I can barely hear them. The product is great concept but was made cheaply.
 
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   Toddler Textbook
Yes, I love the idea of it, and my kids love books that play excerpts of music. We're partial to the music snippets, too. Rather, it's a collection of short stories by British novelist Paul Thomas Anderson, who died Sunday. The book basically explains what jazz is, including its history and how it was played. It's just too good a read, said Dr. Aronov, director of the Naval Academy's Center for Naval Research. In a classroom setting, the book is basically a toddler's textbook. I honestly don't like reading the book to my kids because it takes too long, and my kids lose interest because they aren't really that interested in the music, Mrs. Rule told her daughter. Overall this was a miss for us, but we do like the music snippets and I love the idea of introducing kids to jazz, Bruno said.
 
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   A big hit with my 3 year old grandson
It is a good teaching book to help children to play individual instruments and hear voices. It also talks a little bit about the history and personalities of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and a few others. It's one of my 3 year old grandsons' favorite books. And since it is based on When the Saints Go Marching In, it will be something he will hear over and over as he grows up in New Orleans. I think it will be a book that he will enjoy on a different level as he gets older.
 
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   Buttons lasted just past the return window
It was a total blast having my 1 year old play with it for very long stretches of time. The buttons were still working when we returned, but they stopped working when the return window closed. This lasted one month. Now, it only plays a faction of the sound clip if you press the "play" button, and some even play part of the wrong sound clip. As a music teacher I would recommend this book to my students. It would have to last for several years until she could appreciate it more than for musical entertainment. The clips are high quality and long, but the durability of the buttons is sorely lacking. The book's creator, Salman Rushdie, said: "It's a shame that the best part of this book is now useless."
 
5
   "Makes you fly"
When I first read this book to my son, he said it made you fly. Lots of learning about music in general and jazz in particular, he said. I also appreciated the high quality sound, which is not always the case with sound books. Thanks to the backmatter, librarians were able to provide a lot of useful information for older kids or grownups wanting to learn more.
 
5
   My son’s favorite book
My son will be 3 months old next month and this book is a must-read. Now my son wants to play Duke Ellington or Winton Marsalis almost daily. He's begging for trumpet lessons!
 
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   Very cool music book!
But my son, who has cerebral palsy, has trouble activating the buttons in the exact spot to get the music to play. Note the buttons are located on the left side of the book, not on the book itself. The music, illustrations and explanation of a jazz band are all very high quality. I'm thrilled to share this with my son, said Dr. Richard Dennehy, a jazz musician and tap dancer. Really nice quality of the music clips, Mr. Dhaliwal said. Not at all tinny or annoying like some other kids' musical books. 0 1462228 14622201 However, the book is still fairly priced, compared with other kids' musical books.
 
5
   Excellent for kids and parents alike
This kid is obsessed with music. We started with the Symphony book, and I will say, for younger readers, the Jazz book lags a bit when there are several pages without music or buttons to push. It also slows down when you get to the section about other instruments and jazz influences. He's a big fan of the pages on scatting and the rhythm section, too. And when a two year old can tell the difference between a normal beat and a syncopated beat, well, I'll say tHe book has done it's job Really well done.
 
5
   My kids LOVE this book!
My daughters, 7 and 3.5, love to read this book together and push the buttons to hear the instruments. We have the other one, Welcome to the Symphony, also for birthday and holiday gifts for friends and family. This version has a button on the back to turn the sound off, and it has also developed her ear for different types of instruments when we listen to music together. The pictures and story lines of the little characters navigating their ways through understanding what jazz IS engaging as well as informative. Carolyn Sloan, HarperCollins' executive vice president, said: "We are delighted by the interest shown in these books.
 
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