Title: The School Of Music
Author: Meurig and Rachel Bowen (illustrated by Daniel Frost)
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
About the book: Have you ever wanted to learn how music works, what the different styles of music are or how to make your own music? Than you should read this book!
Set out like an introductory course in music, with samples available to listen to online, this non-fiction book will tell you all about how music works and how to understand the basic concepts and structures in music.
What I thought: This is a great introduction to music. If you are already know quite a lot about music, this book may not be for you, but if you just want to know how you can make your own music and learn about the fundamental concepts of music, you should definitely give this book a go.
While I have been learning about music and playing instruments for a while myself, I still really enjoyed the section on how architecture affects sound, and the lesson on how to memorise a song or piece of music. I also liked the beautiful illustrations, which really add another level to the book.
I would recommend this book for ages 10+.