Kids Musical Instruments – Music For Babies, Toddlers and Kids

Kids Musical Instruments – Music For Babies, Toddlers and Kids
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Stephen_Macklin/391095]Stephen Macklin

Why get your kids to play a musical instrument? The real question is why wouldn’t you! Kids who learn a musical instrument often do better at school, particularly in the mathematical area. Kids musical instruments can help develop the discipline that comes with regular practice and the self-esteem that comes with achieving through perseverance. The skills developed with kids musical instruments often affect every part of a growing child’s life as they learn the importance of balancing work and play to achieve success in whatever endeavours they ultimately choose.

Especially for younger kids, dramatic, hands-on toys such as kids musical instruments are a brilliant way to help your kids express or release emotion. The beauty of music is that kids musical instruments can so easily be an outlet or avenue to express how you are feeling. In the case of my four year old for instance, he now regularly takes out his emotions on his drum kit. I can now actually judge how he is feeling by what he is playing! (It has also led to a much happier cat, who often used to be the hapless recipient of my son’s frustration, poor moggy!) Kids musical instruments are also extremely accessible for parents, you can be singing along with your children as you do things around the house or drive to the shops, or as your child grows and starts serious musical training you can, as I do, learn an instrument with them! I am finally learning the piano at the age of forty thanks to the endless encouragement of my gorgeous 8 year old! His patience as he teaches me over a week what he easily picks up in a couple of days is wonderful to see in someone so young. The time we spend together each day pumping out tunes (as he calls it, “Hey dad, want to pump out some tunes!”) is a very special part of my day and is a bond between me and my boy that I expect to last a lifetime.

You don’t have to stop at just playing and singing with your kids either, why not get into homemade musical instruments? Imagine the joy and satisfaction that can come from playing music on instruments you and your kids made together! This incorporates an even and more rewarding level of fun, skill and learning into the musical experience.

So kids musical instruments can improve your child’s education prospects, develop discipline, teach responsibility, create a safe outlet for emotion and give you a fun, stimulating avenue to help you develop and maintain a bond with your kids. What’s not to like?

Stephen Macklin is a school teacher, actor, and most importantly a parent! He enjoys surfing, karate, making short films and learning the piano with his son.

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Xylophones and Glockenspiels For Children

Xylophones and Glockenspiels For Children
By Christine Gora

Xylophones and glockenspiels are ideal instruments for a young child’s early music making and exploration.

What are percussion instruments?

Xylophones and glockenspiels belong to the percussion family. Percussion instruments are those musical instruments that are shaken or played with the hands, or tapped or scraped with a mallet or beater to produce a sound. Percussion instruments can be non-tuned with random pitches like maracas or tambourines, or tuned so a melody can be played.

Xylophones and glockenspiels are tuned percussion instruments consisting of a collection of bars of differing lengths, each producing a different pitch. The piano is also classified as a percussion instrument.

Tuning of xylophones and glockenspiels

Xylophones and glockenspiels are generally tuned to a scale similar to the keys on a piano. Some ethnic instruments are tuned to other non-western scale systems. Xylophones and glockenspiels can have the entire range of chromatic bars, just like the white and black keys on the piano or some just have the bars equivalent to the white keys on the piano. A good range for early childhood is one and a half octaves. The inclusion of an F sharp and B flat bar allows a wider range of melodies to be played.

Some instruments do not have scale tuning at all such as the stir xylophone with bars of differing lengths forming a circle shape like a little tub. A wooden mallet or spoon is stirred around the inside of the bowl to produce the sound (hence the name stir xylophone). There are also a number of children’s xylophones that are not tuned to concert pitch but have a random set of pitches so a variety of sounds can be made. Recognizable tunes cannot be played on them but they do encourage exploration and creativity and an awareness of differing pitches. The Voila Smiley Xylophone is an example of this type. It is a good quality wooden instrument but it is not tuned to concert pitch. Then there are those instruments of lesser quality that simply have poor tuning and a poor quality of sound. There are many examples of this type that can be found in toys stores usually for less than $20. An example of a good quality glockenspiel that is tuned to concert pitch is the Sonor Kindermusik glockenspiel. The Halilit Baby Xylophone is also a reliably tuned instrument suitable for little ones although it is a misnomer as the bars are made of metal. The Tatiri glockenspiel is also a good colorful instrument with lots of appeal to children.

What is the difference between a xylophone and a glockenspiel?

The important thing about the difference between these instruments is that xylophones have bars that are made of wood and glockenspiels have bars made of metal. The word glockenspiel comes from the German and means to play the bells. The word xylophone comes from the Greek and means wooden sound. Individual bars are also available. These are called chime bars or tone bars and sometimes they are available in sets of bars.

Xylophones and glockenspiels are ideal starting instruments

Learning to play simple tunes on a xylophone or glockenspiel is a good forerunner to learning to play a musical instrument, particularly the piano. They encourage spatial awareness and eye – hand coordination. Xylophones and glockenspiels are widely used in early childhood and primary school classrooms for ensemble playing and creative musical activities. They are the foundation instruments in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education.

Christine Gora

You can see a range of musical instruments to encourage music making in young children at http://www.kidsmusictoys.com.au. Instruments mentioned in this article are available for online purchase at the website. Christine runs music and movement programs in Tasmania as a Kindermusik educator and a Gymbaroo franchisee. If you would like to more information about music and movement programs for babies and young children then go to [http://www.musicmakerstas.com]

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Here Are the Seven Secrets on Why You Would Learn the Recorder

Here Are the Seven Secrets on Why You Would Learn the Recorder
By Hilary Daglish

The recorder is a wind musical instrument made from wood or plastic and comes in a range of different sizes. Like any wind instrument, air is blown in one end and comes out holes and the other end. The vibration of air moving down the tube causes sound. Recorder players produce different pitched sounds by pressing finger pads on the holes in different configurations. Why would anyone want to learn this instrument? Here are the seven secrets.

1. The recorder is a simple instrument to play and hence is suitable for a wide range of people to learn, including young children. It is taught widely in primary schools as part of their music program. The most popular recorders to learn are the descant or soprano recorder, which is around 12.2 inches long and the longer tenor recorder. This is because they most closely resemble the human voice.

There are two main techniques to play this instrument. One is to seal the mouth over the mouthpiece about half way down and to blow gently.Sometimes players use their tongue by saying silently “tu” or “du” in order to get clear beginnings to notes. TThis is called articulation. The other is to place your finger pads flat on the holes such that no air leaks out. You can tell if your fingers are placed on the holes properly by pressing firmly on the hole and seeing a round hole mark on your finger or by blowing the desired note and getting it. The sound will be different if air escapes around a hole. Admittedly some young children getting fingers on the holes properly quite difficult. However on the whole, most people can master both techniques quite quickly and playing pieces.

2. The most popular recorders which people learn first eg the descant and then tenor are reasonably cheap to buy, and hence accessible for many people to purchase for fun in music making.

3. The most popular sizes are very portable especially the descant recorder. You can throw a recorder in any travelling bag and pull it out easily to play a tune. If you are a tramper or skier, a small descant recorder would be great to take to the top of a mountain and play to the world. What a wonderful feeling. Can you imagine a double bassist doing this?

4. The recorder is usually the first instrument people learn. As well as learning the technic of playing the instrument, you learn how to read music, with note names, note lengths and how to interpret music with markings including expression marks ofdynamics ( lounds and softs ), speed and more. There is a lot of theory in music which is often built into a tutor book. The benefit of learning the recorder is to concentrate on learning theory and musical terminology, because the technic of sound production is usually mastered quite quickly.

5. Learning the recorder as a first instrument benefits learning another instrument. Because you have learnt a certain amount of theory and musical terminology then you can spend your time concentrating on mastering the technique of playing your next instrument. And hence learning another instrument can be quicker than if you had learnt this other instrument as your first instrument.

6. There is a large range of recorder sizes available to play ranging from six inches to over two metres. You can join a recorder ensemble on any of these instruments and the range of notes covered is like the range of notes you hear from a band or orchestra. However the larger instruments are expensive and harder to handle and so are less often used.

7. One reason to learn the recorder today is to revive the playing of old music. Recorders date back to medieval times ( 500 -1400 ), through the medieval period ( 1400 – 1600 ) and Baroque Period ( 1600 – 1760 ). They were extremely popular in the 16th, 17th and 18th century with music being played from well known composers such as Bach, Telemann and Handel. They declined in popularity from the 18th century in favour of the flute, clarinet and oboe. However it was revived in the 20th century. There are people interested in the medieval period and form societies with regular social events. At these social events the participants dress up in period costume, partake in a medieval banquet and create music with dancing. So a consort of recorders is formed and medieval music is revived. What better chance to combine two interests of recorder playing with the medieval period.


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How to Play the Recorder

How to Play the Recorder
By Hilary Daglish

A recorder is a wind blown instrument that originated from ancient times and was heavily used in the renaissance period. They come in varying sizes and the descant or soprano recorder is the most common one to play. Students usually learn this one before branching out into any of the others. So how do you play the recorder?

When you learn to play the recorder you learn

1. How to produce the sound.

2. How to vary the sound.

3. How to read recorder music including learning note names, note lengths and basic notation.

Let’s have a look at these in more detail.

1. How To Produce A Recorder Sound

A recorder comes in 2 or 3 sections consisting of the mouthpiece and body piece or pieces.

A sound is produced when a player covers the end hole and closes their lips further down the mouthpiece, usually about an inch and then blows air down through the mouthpiece hole and down the tubing out the other end and any uncovered holes, causing the air to vibrate.

2. How To Vary The Sound

The recorder body has 5 single holes and 2 double holes on the upper side and 1 single hole underneath for the thumb. These holes are covered by your fingers in various fingering patterns or configurations to vary the sounds.

When the air vibrates down the recorder tube, it will escape out the other end and through any uncovered holes. The more holes you cover the lower the sound is because the length of the air column is longer.

Just imagine covering

1. the upper top 3 holes with 3 fingers and the thumb hole with the thumb. The air distance is the distance from the top of the mouthpiece to the end of the third hole. * * * @ @ @ @

2. the same holes as in 1 but with 2 more holes covered. The air distance is also from the top of the mouthpiece to the end of the fifth hole this time. * * * * * @ @

The note produced from this configuration is lower than the note produced in 1 because there are more holes covered creating a longer air column and less holes for air to escape.

NB * = holes covered @ = holes uncovered

When you learn the recorder you learn specific finger patterns for each specific sound or note the recorder can produce and the recorder range of notes is greater than two octaves. You will also learn that you put your left hand above your right hand, like with all wind instruments.

3. How To Read Recorder Music:

Music is written in the form of notes and rests using the treble clef.

You need to know the following to play recorder music.

barlines: the horizontal lines seen at regular intervals

double barline: indicates end of piece

bar: music written between the barlines

time signature: the fraction type number seen at the beginning of each line of music to represent the number of beats or counts per bar.

note lengths: You will meet these ones first but in varying orders depending on the book you learn from.

crotchet ( quarter note ) = 1 beat

minim ( half note ) = 2 beats

semibreve ( whole note ) = 4 beats

dotted minim ( dotted half note ) = 3 beats

quaver ( eighth note ) = 1/2 beat

They are represented by specific symbols so you know how long to play a note for.

note names: These are represented by the first 7 letters of the alphabet A B C D E F G plus their flattened and sharpened forms. These 7 letter names repeat themselves. If you know how to play the piano then it is easy to visualise using the white and black keys.

So basically when you learn how to play the recorder you need an understanding of how to produce a sound and vary it using different finger patterns and what some basic notation is including note lengths and note names. Then you will be able to play pieces and have fun making music.

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11-Year-Old Country Artist Jolie Montlick Releases Her New Song Need You on iTunes


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013

11-year old singer, songwriter and national anti-bullying spokeswoman Jolie Montlick recently released her newest single Need You, just weeks after her anti-bullying music video My Song For Taylor Swift went viral with over 1.6 million YouTube viewers in 100+ countries. It also comes on the heels of her other recently released single Just One Day. As stated by Jolie, I am thrilled that my music is truly making a difference for so many people all over the world!

The tenor of Jolies latest single Need You sharply defines her daring innovation. “Need You” is a great mixture of country, rock, and pop. The songs customary take on first love is evident, but it is distinctive in its edginess. One can almost experience heartfelt teen angst in her lyrics and the tone of this country rock tune, which the electric guitar reinforces time after time.

Within the song there is an urgency of needing that one special person that you love. And so it is in real life that the self-absorption of need in those tender years becomes all encompassing. The song is all held together by youthful, innocent lyrics and a catchy melody that will have you humming for days!

Many young women enjoy Jolies cutting edge and down to earth style in raving about how they simply cannot get enough of the song. Many others state that the song has a great message with a catchy beat and awesome rhythm.

About Jolie:

When not in school or writing music, Jolie loves to spend her time helping others. As National Spokesperson for the Ambassador for Kids Club (A4KClub.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids prevent, stop and report bullying and child abuse, Jolie regularly appears in public service announcements and television. Jolie is also a second-degree black belt and repeated State Tae Kwon Do Champion who has volunteered to help teach self-defense and life skills to thousands of kids. Jolies motto is If you want to be happy, help someone else, and she has most definitely put these words into action with all of her efforts to help others. In addition to Need You, Jolie recently released three new singles that are now available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com.

For more information about Jolie Montlick and her efforts to help bullying, please visit http://www.JolieMontlick.com

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Yellow Mama Music Now Offers Layaway Program


Lyman, SC (PRWEB) February 02, 2013

Yellow Mama Music, a premier guitar store in Lyman, South Carolina, recently announced that it is offering a layaway program.Customers simply make a reasonable percent down payment on the quality instrument, amp or accessory of their choice and are able to pay the remaining balance in installments. This new layaway program signals another step in Yellow Mama Music’s success in providing superior customer service and high quality instruments for their customers.

“We cater to our customers and make them feel like they are a part of our family,” said Robert Woods, owner of Yellow Mama Music. “Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is happy to help you select the right item.”

Yellow Mama Music carries a wide variety of guitars, drums, amps and accessories. They have an extensive selection of new and used guitars, from electric, acoustic, and vintage guitars to bass guitars and mandolins. Their 11,000 square foot showroom houses an impressive collection of Epiphone guitars and Fender’s finest products, including their solid body electric guitars, their reputable Stratocaster and Telecaster, electric bass guitar, acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos and electric violins.

Yellow Mama Music will trade for high quality items. They also offer a variety of other music services, including a full line of accessories and instruction books, as well as quality music instruction. For complete information about all Yellow Mama Music products and services, visit the store’s website at http://www.yellowmamamusic.com.

About the company:

Yellow Mama Music is the Guitar store that has all the musical supplies needed for a musician. A full line of accessories and instruction books are carried. They take immense pride in our new shop and are firmly convinced we have come to the right location. They offer a variety of music lessons by qualified teachers for Beginners to Intermediate. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.yellowmamamusic.com.







King Fernand Family First Album “Take me back to America ” Is Set to Be Released on July 8th 2013 on KF Records Label


(PRWEB) July 08, 2013

KING FERNAND FAMILY- Out of the melting pot

King Fernand Family is an artist whose music reflects the rich diversity of his home town: New York City. Now he has been living in the Lakeland, Florida area for the past thirteen years. Here is a man who grew up surrounded by myriad musical influences – all of which can be heard on his stunning new album.

“Take me back to America” the forthcoming album from King Fernand is a mix of all the things that make the Big Apple such a musical Mecca. It is an R&B and Commercial Rock with a mix of tunes that will appeal to everyone’s taste. It is urban music, with more than a smattering of soul, funk and dancefloor sensibilities. It is also the sound of a talented artist finding his true voice and bursting into the mainstream. King Fernand’s influences include everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye and Albert King to disco legend’s Chic and Earth, Wind and Fire. As with the finest modern urban music, all of these wonderful artists can be heard in the “Take me back to America.” Although King Fernand’s own voice – his incredible ear for harmony, his uniquely catchy guitar riffs – can also be heard. “Take me back to America ” is out this summer. But its first single, also called “Take me back to America,” is already available. This is a song with a message of hope and of love for the country. It is an urban tune with an instant dance floor appeal for music lovers of all ages. An introduction to King Fernand’s unique melting pot of styles, there can be better songs.

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But the album contains a plethora of likely hits besides. These include instant party classic “Quality Time” and the harder rock of “Charisma.” There are five R&B songs and three that have a more commercial rock feel. King sings lead vocal on “Play that Song,” “Suzanna,” “Charisma,” and “One more time,” and backing vocals on the rest of the album, behind a series of guests vocalists.

Having studied and been involved in music for more than a decade, fronting both hip hop and rock bands, now is King Fernand’s time to shine for himself.

“Take me back to America ” is a record that will allow him to do exactly that.

The album is available on Amazon , Google Play and Artist Hub. Check out King Fernand Family at: .kingfernandfamily.com, Soundcloud, Twitter, Facebook or contact King Fernand Family at kingfernandfamily(at)gmail(dot)com for a taste of the future. You won’t be disappointed.

Check out the new music video for ”Take me back to America”

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#LondonEyeEP: Frank Hamilton and sE Electronics First to Record EP on EDF Energy London Eye

London (PRWEB UK) 8 July 2013

Frank Hamilton has become the first singer-songwriter to record a full EP entitled #LondonEyeEP in just one rotation on the EDF Energy London Eye. With the help of sE Electronics microphones, #LondonEyeEP was recorded on the 24th of March in a glass capsule circling over 400 feet above London and released as a video EP on the 1st of July 2013.

Read the full story at: http://www.seelectronics.com/news/2013/07/05/frank-hamilton-londoneyeep-and-se-microphones

Frank Hamilton is a London based singer-songwriter, well known for his #OneSongAWeek campaign where he wrote, recorded and released a new song every week in 2012. He has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, Ryan Keen and Lauren Aquiland among other artists. His Best Of album featuring 21 of the best songs from #OneSongAWeek instantly climbed to #1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter album chart and #21 in the overall album chart.

sE Electronics was first approached by Frank Hamilton about his #LondonEyeEP concept in early 2013. His ambitious idea of recording a 4-track EP in under 30 minutes with a 3-piece band in a glass capsule rotating 443 feet above central London was something they could not overlook.

On the morning of the #LondonEyeEP recording, the crew set up the microphones and stands and carried them in to the already-moving EDF Energy London Eye capsule. An interesting challenge was the lack of any power source in the pod, meaning the sE Electronics RNR1 ribbon mic and three sE4 small capsule condenser mics all had to rely on the laptop’s battery as a power source.

Frank Hamilton says, Recording in a glass bowl (450 feet above the River Thames) was always going to be a logistical nightmare but it was made infinitely easier by the support and expertise of sE Electronics and their microphones. We used the RNR1 (which I’ve wanted to try for ages) on my vocals and all of us were blown away by the warmth and the ease at which it sat in the mix (with very little EQ). The SE4’s we used on my guitar did the business as usual – I’ve used them before and I’m almost certain we’ll use them on the album.

Franks #LondonEyeEP features the following four tracks:

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Eric Sommer, Jack Daniels and Tennessee Honey Mix It up on July 8th in Atlanta, GA at Smith’s Olde Bar; Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Concert Series is Set for July 8th


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 07, 2013

Eric Sommer and Jack Daniels are making beautiful music together at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta.

Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Honey and Eric Sommer combine to present a special Tennessee Honey Concert Series at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta on July 8th, starting around 8pm. The Concert Series is presented by Nolan Reeves Music, Atlanta.

On Monday, the 8th of July, find one of the finest American guitar players, writers and accomplished troubadours in the land holding forth with guitar and voice, 200 songs and 500,000 road miles under his belt – Eric Sommer.

Smith’s Olde Bar, at 1578 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, Georgia, is an ideal setting for this American troubadour – this legendary music room has hosted some of the greatest bands in the country, and launched the careers of many a singer, rocker and writer, so it’s a fitting setting for Eric Sommer to introduce new songs off his latest record RAINY DAY KARMA, and to stretch out on a few tunes with his vintage and colorfully cheap guitars – sea-foam green, black, one loaded with pearl inlay, a ’69 Telecaster, a 1937 Valco Shield 10watt amp.

New songs include “I Caught a Cab” and “Europe, Europe” and the alt rocker favorite “Red Queen”. The songs were recorded in Pittsburgh and the vocals were mastered in Nashville by Jeff Silverman. It is a tour de force of guitarin’, singin’ and songwritin’… all wrapped together.

There are some controversial themes as well – double suicides in Las Vegas (Red Queen), living on the edge, in a closet with one window, no water and no heat (White Knucjkle Girls) and watching everyone you know be either dead, dying or not feeling very well (Cover My Soul in Gasoline). Of the many outstanding cuts on a disc loaded with them is “Cover My Soul in Gasoline.”

One of the noticeable standouts in any Eric Sommer show is the on-the-fly improvisational approach to many of the breaks, solo sections and dramatic lulls in an “audio-wash, wall-of-sound” presentation.

And what’s a bit remarkable is that all this sound comes from six small stage amps.

Eric started his musical career in the Boston area and has been a regular player on many national tours and showcases. He worked in Europe for 2 years on Danish, German and British rock stages, returned to Boston and formed The Atomics, a cult power-pop band in South Boston. His influences are as diverse as Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Steve Howe and The Ramones. Mr. Sommer’s current project with power trio “The Solar Flares” shake up Chet Atkins and David Bromberg influences with those of Randy Travis and Elvis Costello – a remarkable mix.

With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy! There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.

Amen.

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For music samples, please visit Eric Sommer online for additional schedules or contact him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or call 202-255-1995. Additionally, you can find Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.

Eric Sommer is represented by Clyde is Thinking, and PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY; For more information, promo/appearance requests or to set up an interview, please contact Tom Monihan 202-255-1995.







Marisa Cook Pens New Childrens Book on Environmental Stewardship


Atlantic Highlands, N.J. (PRWEB) July 05, 2013

“The planet is facing some environmental problems,” author and educator Marisa Cook explains, “but there are some easy behaviors we can all practice to help solve those problems.” In her new book “The Adventures of Ollie and Ronnie: Litter” (published by Trafford Publishing), Cook informs young readers of relatable ways to help address environmental issues.

“It is a rhyming story in which two little girls learning about common problems in the environment,” Cook shares. “It describes the problems in basic language and gives a basic way to help solve the problem.” With easy-to-follow language and colorful illustrations by Marisas sister, Alexis, “The Adventures of Ollie and Ronnie” will excite and educate children on environmental issues.

An excerpt from the book:

“Litter is terrible,

awful and bad!

What can we do?

said the girls feeling sad”

“The easiest way to keep the planet healthy is to start with younger children and ingrain good behaviors in them from the start.”

“The Adventures of Ollie and Ronnie”

By Marisa Cook

Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 16 pages | ISBN 9781466966307

E-Book | 16 pages | ISBN 9781466966314

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author and Illustrator

Marisa Cook has been a science teacher since 2003. Before her career in education, she worked as an environmental advocate for clean drinking water in New Jersey. As a new mom, she knows the most important thing she can do is leave her daughter a clean planet and teach all children easy ways to help keep it clean.

Alexis Cook is currently a freelance graphic designer and former art director of Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Traffords experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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