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Music Express Extra - Listening to Music History : Active listening materials to support a school music scheme

Author: Helen MacGregor, Illustrated by Alison Dexter, Prepared for publication by Collins Music
Format: Other Format
Publication Date: 27-03-2009
ISBN: 978-0-7136-8399-8
Pages: 64

Regular price RRP £29.99 - In stock special offer


Primary music teaching resources for subject leaders and class teachers – engaging lessons, activities and games for kids.

Listening to Music is a series which actively engages children in
listening. Each pack comprises a visually exciting book full of activities, a CD of all
the recordings, and a CD-ROM of interactive whiteboard activities,
printouts, and sample lesson plans.

The Listening to Music series fully engages children in listening to music. Stimulating recordings of world and historical music provide the exciting basis for a range of listening, composing and performing opportunities – enhanced by interactive whiteboard activities and displays with embedded audio.

The third title in the Listening to Music series is an historical overview of Western classical music from medieval times to the present day.

Through the activities, children recognise and use the characteristic features of music from different ages. They perform their own versions of some of the recordings and they compose others – always listening perceptively to their own and others music.

Teachers will find this title a useful accompaniment to Music Express 5, 6 and 7 and an enjoyable source of alternative activities for their music scheme of work.

Her 'Listening to Music' series won the Primary Music Magazine 'Best Listening Resource' award in 2019.

The 'Listening to Music' series won the Primary Music Magazine 'Best Listening Resource' award in 2019.

  • ”'We loved this listening resource as it wasn’t just a bank of audio files, but a really interactive resource with lots of ideas for how to listen! It features a great range of different musical styles and traditions, and provides easy-to-understand guidance for the non-specialist teacher.”
  • ”~ Judges, announcing 'Listening to Music”as winner of the Primary Music Magazine Best Listening Resource Award