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Music By Me, Book One

A Composition Workbook

By Kevin Olson

Piano - Elementary
A Composition Workbook. Instruction. FJH - Music by Me. Instructional, Composition and Method. Instructional book. 32 pages. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FF1422).

Item Number: FJ.FF1422

ISBN 1-56939-358-3. Instructional, Composition and Method. 9x12 inches.

Introduce students to the joy of composing their own music in this first workbook in a new series. Contains seven lesson units (rhythm, melody, harmony, repetition, form, modern music, and review), each divided into four parts:. Tool of the Trade (elements of composition), Let's Explore (fun activity to use the tool), Improvise! (experimentation), and Compose Your Own (inspiring start-offs). Enjoy watching the creative spark ignite, as your students exclaim, "This is Music by Me!".

  • Unit 1 - Composing with Rhythm 
  • Ice Cream Rhythms 
  • Ice Cream Topping Improv 
  • Opus One 
  • Unit 2 - Composing with Melody 
  • See and Hear the Ocean Waves 
  • Surf the Waves Improv 
  • Opus Two 
  • Unit 3 - Composing with Harmony 
  • Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad 
  • Moody Morning Improv 
  • Opus Three 
  • Unit 4 - Learn a Special Tool: Repetition 
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do 
  • Say It Again Improv 
  • Opus Four 
  • Unit 5 - Using a Musical Form 
  • Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles 
  • Into the Wild Woods Improv 
  • Opus Five 
  • Unit 6 - Modern Music 
  • The Get-Along Game 
  • Mad Hornet Improv 
  • Opus Six 
  • Unit 7 - Time to Review 
  • Composition Crossword 
  • Opus Seven 
  • Certificate of Originality 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Newport Beach, CA
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  • April 11, 2014 Fun and Motivational

    This is a fun and accessible workbook. I gave it to one of my piano students who prefers inventing little themes and motives over practicing her assignments. Creating something of her own helps her feel more accomplished. The positive attitude then carries over to her other lesson work.

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  • 5

    Blacksburg, VA
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  • December 03, 2007 Great Composition Text for beginners.

    This text can be used in lessons or for a beginner composition class. It covers essential fundamentals in a fun creative way.

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