First Notes: The Story of Do, Re, Mi

A stunning new picture book from beloved icon Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton, that introduces readers to the remarkable story of the development of written music, and speaks to the beauty of music and the power of perseverance.

Centuries ago, a young Italian monk named Guido longed to find a way to write and teach music. Eventually, he created the musical scale, using the words "Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do"... one syllable for each note. Though the other monks thought it was a waste of time, Guido's music couldn't be silenced. His discovery remains the foundation for learning music today, and inspired the famous song "Do-Re-Mi," which Julie Andrews sang in the beloved movie "The Sound of Music."

This richly illustrated picture book from beloved icon Julie Andrews and her daughter, best-selling author Emma Walton Hamilton, introduces readers to the remarkable story of Guido d'Arezzo's development of musical notation. In addition to the lyrics of "Do-Re-Mi" illustrated in full color, the backmatter includes an author's note, extensive historical notes, and a glossary.

Target age group 5-8
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    • ISBN-13
      9780316265904
    • Weight
      1 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      031626590X
    • Item #
      63930
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Group
    6 to 8 yrs
  • Grade Level
    K-2
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Theme 1
    Biography & Autobiography
  • Theme 2
    History
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Performing Arts
  • Awards
  • Author
    Andrews, Julie & Hamilton, Emma Walton
  • Dewey
    E
  • Publisher
    Little Brown and Company
  • Publication Date
    11/1/2022
  • Pages
    48
  • Dimensions
    0.45 H × 11.25 L × 8.9 W
  • Case Qty
    32

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