Korean Folk Songs Stars in the Sky and Dreams in Our Hearts by Robert Choi, Samee Back
  

Synopsis

Korean Folk Songs Stars in the Sky and Dreams in Our Hearts by Robert Choi, Samee Back

In Korean Folk Songs, music teacher Robert Choi shares 14 of Korea's best-loved classic children's songs with musical scores and lyrics in both Korean and English. Born and bred in Chicago, Choi's parents raised their son with a keen appreciation for their native Korean culture. The traditional melodies they taught him left a deep impression. Included in this collection are well-known children's songs such as Splashing Around and Mountain Rabbit that incorporate fun actions and gestures. Also traditional standards that have been passed down from generation to generation, such as Blue Birds and Arirang. Each Korean children's song features a musical score with the lyrics in Korean script and romanized form, and an English version of the lyrics. Historical and cultural notes are included and for the children's songs, Choi describes the accompanying actions. An audio CD contains recordings of all the songs, along with tracks that allow you to sing along. Every page has beautiful full-color illustrations of traditional Korean scenes by the talented Korean artist SamEe Back. Just as songs like Home on the Range or Oh! Susanna are part of traditional American culture, the songs in Korean Folk Songs are a valuable resource for anyone with an interest in Korean culture, history and language.

Reviews

This book offers unique insight into Korean culture with its collection of 14 songs with musical notations, melody and piano accompaniment. Short text explanations, illustrations and a CD recording help bring the songs to life. Skipping Stones blog

About the Author

From an early age, Robert Choi learned traditional Korean folk songs and was introduced to Korean culture through food, music, language, and martial arts. Previously a member of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, he currently serves as a full-time music educator. Illustrator SamEe Back lives in Seoul where she studies Visual Design at Duksung Women's University. Korean Folk Songs is her first work of published illustrations.

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
32 pages

Author

Robert Choi, Samee Back
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Publisher

Tuttle Publishing

Publication date

20th October 2014

ISBN

9780804844680


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