Are the Drums for You?

From the Series Ready to Make Music

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The drums are a blast to play and fun to learn. Drummers play in many types of groups from rock to pop to jazz. The band Led Zeppelin had hard-rocking drum rhythms. Even Beyoncé dances to the beat of the two drummers in her band Suga Mama. But are the drums right for you? Or would a different choice be better? Hear what professional drummers like about their instrument, and learn what skills a good drummer needs. Discover whether the drums are your best choice for making music.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76136-271-5
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.2
BISACS JNF036090
Dewey 786.9'19
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 760
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 138512
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Landau covers all the bases so that prospective musicians have the information they need to confidently answer each title’s question. . . . Kids thinking about taking up an instrument will find the books helpful in their decision-making process.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Elaine Landau

Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author.

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Ready to Make Music

Ready to Make Music is an intermediate series that will help budding musicians select an instrument to play. Each book profiles a different instrument, from violin to guitar to the human voice. Peppered with pop-culture tidbits and quotations from musicians, the series… View available downloads →