Homeschool Book 1 is recommended for Kindergarten through first or second grade (not appropriate for classroom use).
Book 1 "Meet the Note Family and Friend" CD introduces all of the note and rest symbols, the dot and the treble clef staff. It also introduces basic time signatures such as 4/4, 3/4 and 2/4, along with the musical alphabet. The students learn what a measure is, a staff, a bar line and the basic elements that together teach the reading of music.
The Land of Music® system teaches through association such symbols as Willie Whole Note, the father of the Note Family; Helen Half Note, the mother of the Note Family; Quincy Quarter Note, the teenage quarter note, etc. These personified characters demonstrate through stories, songs, activity pages, games, movement and coloring pages the identification and value of each note and rest symbol, and much more.
Stereo Accompaniment Tracks
These are high quality recorded tracks without the character voices. Portray the various characters by singing along with the stereo tracks.
Land of Music® Book 1 CD Set, "Meet the Note Family and Friends"
(CD, Booklet and Stereo Accompaniment Tracks)
$79.95 US RETAIL plus S&H
The following Land of Music® items are available from Note Family, Inc. and would enhance the Note Family Educational Series but are in no way mandatory for its use or value. Some are suggested within the lessons, and other we've included so you can make choices of what supplementary materials you might want to purchase. These items are not included with the Homeschool Book 1 CD Set.
The AIM Game
Laminated Dry Erase Staff Boards
Land of Music® Map