There's an Usborne music book for every child – whether your child is starting out with a new musical instrument for the first time or finding out about famous composers through history.
A sturdy keyboard attached to a book of well-known tunes, with colour-coded notes so that anyone can play them. Tunes include Twinkle, Twinkle, Frère Jacques, Ode to Joy and Row, Row, Row your Boat and there are ideas for making up simple tunes too. Each note is represented by a colour that corresponds to the same colour on the keyboard, so even very young children can pick out the tunes. With delightful illustrations, this is a lovely gift that can be taken anywhere.
This book and touch-sensitive keyboard is a perfect way for children to start making music. There are ten famous tunes to play with both hands, from nursery rhymes to a theme from Swan Lake. Each key has a shape on it to show how to play the tunes and you can listen to all the tunes at the Usborne Quicklinks website to hear how they go.
This is the perfect gift… fun, educational and portable. Lancashire Evening Post review of My First Keyboard Book
These lively sticker and picture books have QR codes to listen to famous pieces of classical music online as you read.
Discover classical music through the ages, and the people who composed and performed it in this informative sticker book. With over 100 stickers of Brahms, Chopin, Mozart and more to add to pages about musical celebrities, grand spectacles, amazing instruments and epic concerts, plus QR links to listen to each composer’s music online.
An immersive introduction to classical music. Little London on Famous Composers Sticker Book
A fascinating interactive introduction to the ever-popular world of classical music in which children can match the music-themed sticker illustrations to each topic and learn about great composers and styles of music. Arranged thematically, the topics include music for ballet, the orchestra, music and nature, and music and painting, with a QR code on each double page to listen to sample music on a smartphone or tablet (or via the Usborne Quicklinks website). Illustrated with paintings of musicians, composers and instruments, this book encourages children to learn all about classical music as they position each work of art in its right place. Includes internet links to find out more about classical music and listen to music played by the great orchestras of the world. Music samples arranged and produced specially for this book by Anthony Marks.
Young children can discover the magic of the orchestra with this sound book. Each page has an embedded button to press to hear instruments from brass to drums, as well as the whole orchestra playing together. There are snippets of information about each instrument and a QR link to listen to the complete piece of music online.