Saturday, April 30, 2011

Is The Trumpet for You? by Elaine Landau

Have you ever thought about playing a musical instrument? Maybe you're interested in the trumpet. It's an instrument that shows up in marching bands, jazz music, and even rock bands. This book takes a look at the crucial question: is the trumpet for you?

I was initially skeptical that this book really would be for people who were wondering what instrument to play. I thought maybe instead it would be about how awesome the trumpet is, or just a general 'biography' of the instrument. It really does, though, look at it from the point of view of a child who is considering why the trumpet might be for them. There are questions to ask yourself, pros and cons of choosing the trumpet, and it even highlights other instruments in the brass family. Realistically, I think that it will be used more by students doing a report on the trumpet than ones actually wondering if they should start playing, but it can ably serve both uses. A great fit for school classrooms or library non-fiction collections.

Find it at Amazon.

I read an advanced copy from NetGalley.

Read it with:
What is Valentine's Day? by Elaine Landau
Buzz to Brilliance by Adrian D. Griffin
To a Young Jazz Musician: Letters from the Road by Wynton Marsalis and Selwyn Seyfu Hinds

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