A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers, my review… by A Families Love

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2009
Genre(s): Music
Publisher(s): Bright Ideas Press
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A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers, my review… by A Families Love

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Review by A Families Love

A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers, my review…

So, here it is, my first review, and for legal reasons I now need to disclose that I do not get paid to review this item, and I received the Young Scholar’s guide to Composer’s free, and in return we tried it and are now ready to give our unbiased review if it!!  Phew, there, that is out of the way, now onto the good parts:-)

Young Scholar’s Guide to Composer’s was really great!!!  It was written for a slightly older age/grade level than we are at, but we found that the program is flexible enough it was not a problem.  There were parts, like the folder book, that the girls needed my help on, researching the composer’s works or religious views, but other parts were great, and all ages found them enjoyable, like the musical suggestions, and the coloring pictures for the cards, were great!

The program, available here, is a very comprehensive one, we have only just begun to scratch the surface of what you can get out if it, with games, whole folder books and other neat branches you can explore for every time period.  It easily adjusts to a deeper study of the time period, and the artists, musical instruments and culture are all touched upon, as well as lesser known composers.  We did not even begin to explore fully the maps that are available, with all of the connections between artists, influences and styles intertwined, as I said, a really comprehensive program.

Like I said, we really liked the program, and will likely redo the whole thing again once we finish it the first time, (sometime next year at the pace we are currently moving through it at!!:-)  We will redo it though, so the girls can study the art of the time period, and how politics influenced artists of all mediums, including music, and so that Gabe can do more than enjoy the musical side of the program.  Reviewing it next year will also give the girls a chance to delve deeper into the research side of the composers and what influenced their styles.  I really like that, so far about this program, we can redo it, and get more out of it, go deeper, and explore the composers lives more, the program seems to be geared for however deep you choose to go, with many levels and layers possible.

There is only one complaint that we had at all for the program, and it’s this: For the early parts of musical history, the Gregorian Chants, madrigals etc, there were no coloring pictures or folder pages.  We loved the coloring pages when we listened to the music, and there were none for early music, so the kids found it a bit more tedious to listen to the written lesson, but once the music played, they were entranced, then Gregorian chants are a huge favorite in our house!!!

Over all, we give The Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers a big thumbs up!!!  It has great information, in a fun and interesting format, with a bit for every learning style and grade, making for happy kids, and it exposes my kids to favorite composers in an easy to use format, with lots of readily accessible resources, making for a happy mommy, awesome!!!

If you are interested in this very cool program you can visit Bright Ideas Press and find out more.

I received this from Timberdoodle, and if you do not get their catalog, sign up, they have to coolest things, we love ‘em!!!!  Their facebook page has lots of free things to win too, from neat watches and curriculum, to world maps and puzzles. also great notices of sales and fun new toys for the homeschooling mommy, kids, check it all out, they are great!!!


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