Holiday Gift Tips for Musicians of All Ages

Here are some of my  favorites I’d like to share:

MUSIC INSTINCT: Science and Song DVD

MUSIC INSTINCT: Science and Sound DVD

Hosted by Bobby McFerrin and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin (The World in Six Songs and This is Your Brain on Music). Musicians including McFerrin, YoYo Ma, Evelyn Glennie, & Daniel Barenboim join forces with scientists, musicologists, anthropologists, researchers, and psychologists in quest of defining not only how music developed but more importantly why. Explores Western music, plus music in other cultures and even in the animal kingdom. We are left with wonder at the transforming, universal power of music. 120 min. DVD 5043  $29.95 Order now


B. B. KING SINGS “ONE SHOE BLUES” Book and DVD

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By Sandra Boynton, starring B.B. King. “Well, I woke up this morning. Couldn’t find my shoe…” The book tells the story in words and photos, and the 15-min. DVD features B.B. King  and the Singing Sock Puppets as they sing the blues over this lost shoe.  B.B. King is priceless in his musical role. A great introduction to the blues for kids, which invites them to sing along, with or without shoes!   Hardback and DVD  6803  $10.95 Order now


BAKE YOU A PIE Book & CD

BAKE YOU A PIE Hardback & CD

By Ellen Olson-Brown & Brian Claflin, Illus. by Jeffrey Ebbeler. This story-song book with CD introduces some pretty silly pies, with clever rhyming verses, humorous illustrations, and musical styles that match the flavor of the pie. Sing along to the verses set in various musical styles: jazz, blues, gospel, rock, country, cajun, techno, bluegrass. . .even opera!  Book & CD 6762  $15.95 Order now


FROM THE TOP AT CARNEGIE HALL DVD

FROM THE TOP AT CARNEGIE HALL Season 2  2-DVD Set

Based on the wildly popular NPR radio program that features young, talented and inspiring classical performers, this DVD takes us backstage and back home for funny, passionate, everyday glimpses of their lives. Great highlights and insights into the lives of young musicians, hosted by the humorous and engaging classical pianist Christopher O’Riley. 338 minutes on 2 discs. 5732  $29.95 Order now


DOT THE MUSICAL DRAGON

He plays 4 compositions in different styles, from folk and classical to boogie woogie. Press the buttons to hear the selections played by 5 different groups of instruments, with 2 modes of play: long-play music or touch-activated music or animal sounds. Other tactile delights are the dancing lights of his buttons, the crinkly sounds of his tummy, wings and spikes, and a tail that vibrates when pulled. This huggable musical friend offers hours of delight and auditory development, stimulating little ears and brains. Ages 6 months and up. 20″ long. Tried and tested by my 5 new grandbabies (ages 4 months. to 2.5 yrs.), so I absolutely recommend this! 3752  $39.95 order now

MAO’S LAST DANCER: Autobiography, Children’s Books, & Movie

11-yr.-old Li Cunxin is taken from his family to train at the Beijing Ballet Academy during Mao’s Cultural Revolution. He dances his way to freedom and international acclaim when he courageously defects to the USA. 3 versions of this incredible true story: for adults, young readers, and children. Continue Reading