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Learn an Instrument: Starting Early: Books for Younger Players
Books to help children choose the right instrument, find a good teacher, develop practicing habits, and keep at it even when the going gets rough.
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Title: Is the Guitar for You?
Author: Landau, Elaine
ISBN: 0761354247
Call Number: J787.8719 L231I
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Notes: The guitar is one of the most popular instruments around--Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page have become rock legends for their guitar-playing skills. But is the guitar right for you? Hear what professional guitarists like about their instrument, learn what skills a good guitarist needs to develop, and see if the guitar is your best choice for an instrument!

 
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Title: Is the Trumpet for You?
Author: Landau, Elaine
ISBN: 0761354220
Call Number: J788.92 L231I
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Notes: The trumpet, with its bold and exciting sound, is used in orchestras, marching bands, jazz ensembles, and even rock bands! But is the trumpet right for you? Hear what professional trumpeters like about their instrument, learn what skills a good trumpeter must develop, and see if the trumpet is your best choice for an instrument!

 
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Title: Is the Violin for You?
Author: Landau, Elaine
ISBN: 0761354239
Call Number: J787.219 L231I
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Notes: The violin is one of the most versatile instruments out thereā€”used in classical, jazz, rock, and country music. But is the violin right for you? Hear what professional violinists like about their instrument, learn what skills a good violinist must develop, and see if the violin is your best choice for an instrument!

 
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Title: Music Lessons : Guide Your Child to Play a Musical Instrument (and Enjoy It!)
Author: Stein Crease, Stephanie
ISBN: 1556526040
Call Number: 780.71 ST34M
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Notes: Ideal for parents or guardians of children interested in learning an instrument. Provides guidance in helping children learn to practice and reconsider their impulse to quit by encouraging them to take pride in their progress despite frustrations. Common methods of instruction for children (Suzuki, Kodaly, Dalcroze training, and the Orff approach), instrument selection, and choosing the right teacher are discussed in detail. Also includes references to youth orchestras, outreach programs, school advocacy organizations, and national and regional organizations.