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Skeaping, Lucie and Roddy: Let’s Make Tudor Music

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PACK: Teacher’s Book, CD & 10 Pupil’s Books

This unique and beautifully presented Key Stage 2 education product is packed with songs, easy-to-play music, simple dances, listening games, ideas for drama and fun things to do. Produced in association with the Early Music Network, it was a highly praised runner-up in the Times Educational Supplement Primary Music Awards 1999.

The 23 themed classroom projects enable pupils to discover the joy of early music through exploration of Tudor history in the context of composing, improvising, appraising and performing targets set out in the National Curriculum.

Pupils with no previous musical experience quickly gain the confidence to perform genuine Tudor music on ordinary classroom instruments.

The Teacher’s Book contains 88 pages of clearly laid out steps for listening and teaching, plus a beautifully produced CD containing 35 tracks which pupils are shown how to play along to.

The Pupil’s Book (sold in packs of 10) contains 28 lively pages, fully illustrated with photographs of the instruments featured on the CD, authentic woodcuts of the period and easy-to-read words and music that will enable full participation of the entire class.

Please note: This is an integrated product. The activities and instructions shown in the Teacher’s Book correspond specifically to those contained in the Pupil’s Book. The two books are therefore designed to be used together.

Additional packs of the Pupil’s Book can be purchased separately.

For teachers, Let’s Make Tudor Music contains clear and practical instructions, plus authoritative attention to detail and historical accuracy. For pupils, the lively Tudor atmosphere created in the recorded performances and illustrations gives them the chance to discover early music through the active enjoyment of participation and performance, and the exciting sounds of period instruments.

Flexible in format, Let’s Make Tudor Music can be used in a comprehensive manner to meet Key Stage 2 music targets. Its step-by-step guidance makes it ideal for non-specialist teachers wishing to broaden the scope of classroom musical activity, guided by the expert authentic performances and special Learning Tracks on the integral CD, and to use its stimulating materials in the context of a range of curriculum subjects.

The co-authors, Lucie and Roddy Skeaping, are leading early music and folk performers with their ensembles The City Waites and The Burning Bush. Lucie is also presenter of BBC Radio 3’s flagship series The Early Music Show. For more than three decades their celebrated workshops in schools have introduced young audiences to the joy of early music throughout the UK, the USA and the Far East.


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