The Music Together curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.
Music Together's nine song collections--each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic--are presented in a 3-year cycle of three semesters per year. They are nonsequential, so a family can join at any semester and attend class for 3 full years before cycling back to repeat their first collection.
Music Together CDs have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children's voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental playalongs. All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different ages.
Each semester, families with children in a babies or mixed-age class receive two CDs--one for home and one for the car--along with an illustrated songbook that's filled with music-making ideas. In addition, families new to the program receive the parent guide DVD and booklet, "Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically." Families with children in Big Kids™
classes receive a CD, a songbook, HomePlay worksheets, and solfege cards.
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