Tuesday, September 09, 2008


You have heard the do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do countless times. But I'll bet that you don't know much about it. Therefore, you should read DO RE MI: If YOU CAN READ MUSIC, THANK GUIDO d'AREZZO by Susan L. Roth. In this fun book you will learn about Guido d'Arezzo whose system of lines and spaces is the basis for today's musical notations.
He chose do-re-mi-fa from a poem and set it music to show that it was possible to write music and not just memorize it. The illustrations of funky and interesting collages makes this a great book to flip through.

For grades k and up.

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