Dan Zanes' House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury by Dan ZanesDan Zanes' House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury by Dan Zanes

Dan Zanes' House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury

byDan Zanes

Spiral Bound | December 11, 2018

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InDan Zanes'' House Party!, the Grammy Award-winning children''s artist presents a huge collection of folk songs along with inspiration to start your own family band.

Too often, new parents eager toshare their love of musicwith their young children feel their options are limited to cuddly singing dinosaurs and well-meaning humans whose understanding of children''s music starts with “Kumbaya and ends with “Puff the Magic Dragon. For many sane adults, these choices are more abrasive than the most aggro noise-rock of their college years.

Dan Zanes has spent the past 20 years creating a truly compelling body of children''s music that music-loving parents can also get behind. A former 1980s indie rocker, Zanes'' 13 children''s albums have gained wide praise for theirauthentic arrangementsandpreservation of America''s folk traditions.

InDan Zanes'' House Party!, theGrammy Award-winningZanes has curated a rich selection of folk songs that comprisean essential musical cross-sectionof the American experience and its multicultural, immigrant underpinnings. The selections include the standard songs we all know and love, along with folk classics. Each song is accompanied by a briefnarrative on its historical context, followed bylyrics,notation, andchords. Among the songs you''ll learn to play: "Erie Canal," "Pay Me My Money Down," "Titanic," "Waltzing Matilda," "The Farmer Is the One," "Wabash Cannonball," "Sloop John B.," "Old Joe Clark," "Skip to My Lou," "King Kong Kitchie," and "We Shall Not Be Moved."
Dan Zanes'' House Party!also includes informational sidebars throughout to give families the basics needed to pick up instruments and learn to more fully enjoy music as a family band. And in the back of the book, you''ll findchord chartsfor guitar, ukele, and mandolin. More than just a collection of songs,Dan Zanes'' House Party!ispart music book,part history lesson, and a work that all families can enjoy—together.
Dan Zaneswas a member of the 1980s Boston indie rock band Del Fuegos and is now the front man of the Grammy Award-winning children''s music group Dan Zanes & Friends. His 16 critically acclaimed children''s albums have included guest appearances by the likes of Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega, Lou Reed, Aimee Mann, John Doe, Roseanne Cas...
Title:Dan Zanes' House Party!: A Family Roots Music TreasuryFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:160 pages, 9.25 X 8.75 X 0.88 inPublished:December 11, 2018Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760362017

ISBN - 13:9780760362013

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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