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Animal Music!

If animals could write music, can you imagine what kind of music your favorite animal would create? Maybe a frog’s music would sound like chirping or hopping. Maybe a swan’s music would sound smooth and graceful. Maybe a duck’s music would sound like quacking and splashing! Sometimes composers use their imaginations and write their own […]

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More Composer Kids

Have you ever wondered what classical composers were like when they were kids? Let’s meet a few and find out! Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Franz Liszt [that’s pronounced “List!”] was born in Hungary. His father was a government official, and he also played the piano, the cello, and the guitar. Franz especially loved listening to his […]

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Composer Kids

Have you ever wondered what classical composers were like when they were kids? Let’s meet a few and find out! Maria Anna Mozart (1751–1829)& Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria Anna Mozart (nicknamed Nannerl) were musical Austrian siblings. When little brother Wolfgang was a toddler, he was fascinated by his sister’s piano […]

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Backyard Birds

Birds create wonderful natural music, and they come in so many shapes and sizes! Here are some common birds found in North America that you have probably seen right in your backyard, or near your home.  American Robin The American robin is part of a family of birds called thrushes. The American robin is native […]

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More Music in Art

We can find out what history’s music sounded like when we play music scores by classic composers. Thanks to the visual arts, we can also find out what making music looked like in the past! Here’s a little gallery of paintings of music and musicians, along with recordings of the kind of music that inspired […]

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Music in Art

We can find out what history’s music sounded like when we play music scores by classic composers. Thanks to the visual arts, we can also find out what making music looked like in the past! Here’s a little gallery of paintings of music and musicians, along with recordings of the kind of music that inspired […]

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Dances from More Lands

All over the world, people like to get up and dance! Here’s a collection of five additional kinds of dance, each from a different culture. You can read about them, you can listen to the dance music, and you can dance if you want to!  Kabuki: Dance and Singing Art Form from Japan  A Solo […]

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Dances from Many Lands

All over the world, people like to get up and dance! Here’s a collection of five kinds of dance, each from a different culture. You can read about them, you can listen to the dance music, and you can dance if you want to!  Kolo: A Dance from the Balkans Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. […]

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