Music Is My Life
Learn about music and emotion in this beautifully produced anthology Do you remember the first time you discovered an artist you really loved? Have you listened to them over and over again at different points throughout 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, young ones can dip into the library to discover new artists from decades past to present day.Fall in love with Mariah Carey, shout about it with Nirvana, love yourself with Lizzo, or cry it out with Adele. 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.  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 first introduction to music for tweens. 

Music Is My Life Details

TitleMusic Is My Life
Author
ReleaseFeb 4th, 2020
PublisherWide Eyed Editions
ISBN-139780711249189
Rating
GenreMusic, Childrens, Cultural, Nonfiction

Music Is My Life Review

  • Zac
    January 1, 1970
    Nonfiction books about music for kids are few and far between so this book is a welcome addition to my school library collection. It is absolutely brilliant! Such a cool way to introduce kids (and adults) to all sorts of music and artists. Some interesting snippets about each artist/group with recommended songs and albums to listen to. Not only is the information good, the illustrations are fabulous and really portray the different personalities. A must-but book for primary, intermediate and Nonfiction books about music for kids are few and far between so this book is a welcome addition to my school library collection. It is absolutely brilliant! Such a cool way to introduce kids (and adults) to all sorts of music and artists. Some interesting snippets about each artist/group with recommended songs and albums to listen to. Not only is the information good, the illustrations are fabulous and really portray the different personalities. A must-but book for primary, intermediate and high school libraries.
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advanced reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.This book is a recommendation guide of music to listen to when your going through different emotional stages in your life and gives basic information on songs to listen to by numerous artists.I would say that this book is aimed at ages between 9-15 as a guide. This book was good but could have been made more interesting.
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmm This wasn't exactly the book I wanted, nor was it the book I thought to expect. It looked to be a kind of recommendation service, and in splitting musical acts up into what they do inspire us to be innovative, make us dance, give us solace when we're feeling up against it it does try its best and attach suggested artists to a specific purpose. The first entry, Lana del Rey, in the 'glumness' section, seemed to forecast a really good, accessible book of musicology for the young, showing Hmmm… This wasn't exactly the book I wanted, nor was it the book I thought to expect. It looked to be a kind of recommendation service, and in splitting musical acts up into what they do – inspire us to be innovative, make us dance, give us solace when we're feeling up against it – it does try its best and attach suggested artists to a specific purpose. The first entry, Lana del Rey, in the 'glumness' section, seemed to forecast a really good, accessible book of musicology for the young, showing how her records work, and what she does with her musical choices to get us to feel certain things. But that was a rare highlight, for elsewhere the writing is just cheese. It might be partly because the 'glumness' has to be got through first, but this was silly hand-holding. "You know, it's alright to feel like you'll never find love, listen to what Adele says about it. Oh, and grow out of it, you're only 9 years old." I paraphrase. "It's always important for you to feel comfortable in your own skin." And I don't paraphrase – that's how the page on Christine and the Queens ends.So while this book might just win some people over to music they have never heard of before – how many people in the target audience had ever clicked through to Ryuichi Sakamoto on Spotify before now? - the writing didn't really serve to give me what I sought. It's certainly too full of platitudes and stereotypes for me, like the old Smash Hits magazines had been rewritten after some mindfulness and self-activation classes. One and a half stars.
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  • joyce w. laudon
    January 1, 1970
    What a clever idea for an anthology!  The author organizes this book into sections that reflect moods such as "cry it out with, fall in love with, celebrate life with, focus with, dance around with" and more.  Each section features artists as, for example, cry it out with Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Joni Mitchell and others.  There is then information about each artist including biographical facts and suggestions of songs. This book with illustrations of the musicians would make a great What a clever idea for an anthology!  The author organizes this book into sections that reflect moods such as "cry it out with, fall in love with, celebrate life with, focus with, dance around with" and more.  Each section features artists as, for example, cry it out with Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Joni Mitchell and others.  There is then information about each artist including biographical facts and suggestions of songs. This book with illustrations of the musicians would make a great gift for an eight year old or above child in your.  The suggestions are good for adults too.Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this read in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nii Books
    January 1, 1970
    This was an interesting book to read. Being a music maker and student I was quite excited to read this book. I didn't really expect too much of it nor was I surprised. I enjoyed the layout of the book quite a lot and found the artists featured quite diversified. However it wasn't as detailed or interesting as I had expected and it didn't really add anything to my playlist. It was a book with a lot of potential but not as good as it could have been.Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed This was an interesting book to read. Being a music maker and student I was quite excited to read this book. I didn't really expect too much of it nor was I surprised. I enjoyed the layout of the book quite a lot and found the artists featured quite diversified. However it wasn't as detailed or interesting as I had expected and it didn't really add anything to my playlist. It was a book with a lot of potential but not as good as it could have been.Thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions for gifting me an ARC of this book.
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  • Leah Horton
    January 1, 1970
    I love every aspect of this book. The colorful illustrations, musicians and artists to pair with emotions, the write ups. Everything in here is creative and beautiful. Music can touch you and speak to you and drive you.I want to binge this whole playlist.
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  • Miss Zr
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this book was really useful and resourceful, the quick facts on each artist, band ,etc makes it a quick read. Loved the pictures and was so colourful. Thanks for letting me review
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