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Jazz Music

Jazz Music

 

Ella’s Big Chance is the classic story of Cinderella set in the jazz-filled roaring 1920s. “Ella Cinders loves helping her father in his dress shop and laughing with her friend Buttons, the store’s delivery boy. Then comes the terrible day when her father remarries and everything changes. Her stepmother makes her sew in the dreary basement. Her stepsisters mock her shabby dress. And to top it off, the new Mrs. Cinders forbids Ella to attend the duke’s grand ball. Heartbroken, Ella is sure that her life will never be what she dreamed. But with the help of a fairy godmother and some sparkling courage of her own, this Cinderella discovers that dreams can come true in the most unexpected of ways.”

 


Find out more about some of our country’s great jazz musicians by checking out or downloading any of the books below. You can also find lots of printables, crafts and other music activities to do at home on the indyPL Kids’ Blog Musical Instrument Pinterest Boards.

Jazz eBooks & eAudiobooks to Check out with your Library Card:

Use your indyPL Library Card number and PIN to check out FREE Online eBooks & eAudiobooks. Click on a book jacket & enter your Library Card number and PIN to borrow. What’s My PIN?
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More about Jazz & the Greats of the 1920s:

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Women’s History: Musicians

Women’s History: Musicians

Biographies:

Melba and her Big TromboneWhen Marian SangJosephineLeontyne PriceMy Name is Celia>Skit Scat Raggedy Cat

Group Biographies:


“Stories, both real and imagined, show what girls can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience.”

~National Women’s History Project

More about Women’s History:


More FREE Online Reading:

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Freegal eMusic for Kids – Directions

Freegal eMusic for Kids – Directions
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Free downloadable eMusic for kids is available on freegal at imcpl.org. All you need to know is your library card number and PIN. What’s My Pin?

This service will work on almost any computer, player, tablet or smartphone. The Freegal Music mobile app is free in the Apple® App Store and in Google® Play.

How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users can listen to three hours of streaming music each day.   You will be able to keep track of your time remaining in the upper right hand corner
  • In addition, library users have a weekly download limit (5). You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site.
  • Music videos will cost you 2 of your allotted downloads. If you do not have 2 downloads available you will not be able to download a music video.
  • More eMusic to check out with your card can be found on indyPL Hoopla.

Useful Tips:

You can browse through all the music on Freegal or choose the genre “Children’s Music” to see a complete list of just Kids’ Music. Or, you can see some of our favorite albums for kids on Pinterest:

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Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

More Homework Help

Maker Projects for Kids who Love Music will give you some background about the history of musical instruments that is really interesting, but the fun part is when you can follow step-by-step directions for making your own instruments. You can DIY several things from a drum to a trombone. Making instruments out of everyday objects, even trash, is a great way to spend an afternoon. Click on an instrument below to get several ideas for DIY directions as well as websites, videos, coloring pages, online games, activities & more!

Musical Instrument Pinterest Boards:

 

 

Accordion
Bagpipes
Bells
Cajon
Castanets
Cello
Clap Sticks
Clarinet
Cymbals
Didgeridoo
Drums
Dulcimer
Flute
French Horn
Gong
Guiro
Guitar
Harmonica
Harp
Kazoo
Pinterest Instruments Maracas
Oboe
Piano
Rainstick
Saxophone
Shekere
Shofar
Sistrum
Tambourine
Triangle
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Ukelele
Violin
Vuvuzela
Wind Chimes
Xylophone
Zamponas

 

Booklists:

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