The Music Together® curriculum includes a mix of original songs and traditional tunes from the folk, jazz, and world music traditions in a variety of tonalities and meters. By presenting a range of musical styles from lyrical to blues, from folk to boogie, Music Together provides children with a rich music experience that stimulates and supports their growing music skills and understanding.
Music Together's nine song collections-each identified by its own color, instrument name, and graphic-are presented in a three-year cycle of three semesters per year. They are non-sequential, so a family can join at any semester and attend class for three full years before cycling back to repeat their first collection.
Music Together CDs/downloads have outstanding arrangements that are fun, sophisticated, and loved by children and grownups alike. The music is pitched in just the right range for children's voices and includes songs, rhythmic rhymes, tonal and rhythm patterns, and instrumental play-alongs. All of the songs are suitable for mixed-age groups, perfect for childcare centers or families with children of different ages.
Each semester, families receive two CDs (one for home and one for on-the-go) and a code to download the music on any listening device. This download code also gives you access to Music Together's Family Music Zone where you can read articles on early childhood music development, print off coloring sheets from the songbook, craft ideas that go along with the songbook and other fun activities to do at home. You also take home an illustrated songbook that's filled with music-making ideas as well as another book to add to your expanding literary collection. Using your songbook helps you and your child to not only recognize what music looks like, it also aids in your child's pre-literacy development like the many other books in your expanding library of children's books! In addition, families new to the program will receive a parent guide DVD and the booklet Music Together at Home: Helping Your Child Grow Musically.