Music is my life

by Tanzer, Myles,

Format: Print Book 2020
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Learn about music and emotion in this anthology for the whole family

With 80 artists, bands, and composers from all genres (including classical) there's something for every family member to love and recommend to the next generation (or, disagree with!) While away the hours, listening to artists and discovering new songs together.

Do you remember the first time you discovered an artist you really loved? Did they get you through a difficult time in your life? This book harnesses that feeling, by collecting together 80 of music's finest artists to guide young people through the good, bad and sad times. Whatever the feeling, these artists have been there and sung about it. Organised by mood, dip into the library to discover new artists from decades past to present day. Shout about it with Nirvana, love yourself with Lizzo, or cry it out with Adele.

Each entry contains biographical information on each artist, lists must-hear songs, and has accessible musical analysis from author and journalist Myles Tanzer. Every artist is captured in full-colour, rocking art by Ali Mac. With information at the front on how to soundtrack your mood, and information at the back on how to listen to and make your own music.

A pitch-perfect introduction to music appreciation for children

Cry it out with... Lana Del Rey ; Amy Winehouse ; James Blake ; Kacey Musgraves ; Zayn ; Adele ; Joni Mitchell ; Jeff Buckley
Get creative with... Missy Elliott ; Janet Jackson ; Pharrell Williams ; Prince ; The Beatles ; Ella Fitzgerald ; Elton John
Fall in love to... Mariah Carey ; Frank Ocean ; Troye Sivan ; SZA ; Carly Rae Jepsen ; Billy Joel ; Elvis ; John Legend
Be yourself with... David Bowie ; Christine and the Queens ; Kelis ; Björk ; Dolly Parton ; OutKast
Chill out to... Bon Iver ; Ryuichi Sakamoto ; Sufjan Stevens ; Stevie Wonder ; Fleetwood Mac ; The Beach Boys
Get pumped up with... Drake ; Beyoncé ; Rosalía ; Jay-Z ; Jimi Hendrix ; The Rolling Stones
Celebrate life with... Kehlani ; Rihanna ; Lady Gaga ; Ariana Grande ; Whitney Houston ; Bob Marley ; BTS
Take a stand with... Johnny Cash ; Chance the Rapper ; Kesha ; Aretha Franklin ; Janelle Monae ; Lauryn Hill ; M.I.A. ; Solange
Release energy with... Blondie ; No doubt ; Blur ; Sleater-Kinney ; The Pixies ; Arctic Monkeys
Shout about it... Alanis Morissette ; Paramore ; Radiohead ; Etta James ; Lizzo ; Nirvana
Focus with... Beethoven ; Yo-Yo Ma ; Esperanza Spalding ; Carole King ; James Taylor ; Miles Davis
Dance around with... Bruno Mars ; ABBA ; Diana Ross ; Queen ; Madonna ; Robyn
A final note.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Based on the idea that songs provide the ideal soundtrack to specific emotions, Tanzer has organized the works of popular musicians and bands into 12 feelings-oriented themes, including "Cry It Out," "Focus," and "Fall in Love To." Each artist or group receives a single page, illustrated by Mac in stylized portraits, that includes key facts, direct quotes, and text touching on works in Tanzer's conversational, occasionally gushy prose: "To get a taste of how beautiful a Mariah Carey love song can be, listen to 'We Belong Together'... you know just from the first few piano notes that you're going to feel it." The selected artists range from past to present (Beethoven, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin, and Lizzo, among others), which may prove a useful jumping-off point for children readying to explore an eclectic musical world. Ages 8--12. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Emotions in literature -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Popular music -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Music -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2020
Contributors Mac, Ali, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Soundtrack your mood with 80 artists for every occasion"--Cover.
Description 111 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780711249189
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