Celebrate the World of Music with Living Paintings
August 8, 2012

New Release…Touch to See: World Music – a musical journey around the world

Didgeridoo and drums from World Music pack

Touch to See: World Music is a musical journey around the world traveling to Scotland, Russia, India and Cuba to name a few! World Music aims to give blind and partially sighted children access to a selection of different musical instruments and their sounds. The lively sound track includes music, sound effects and interviews with musicians which add to the enjoyment of learning. World Music is designed to be a fun leisure activity, as well as support subjects across the National Curriculum, Key Stage 2/3.

This resource includes

  • 15 instruments depicted as tactile images – Bagpipes, Accordion, Dondo Drum & Djembe Drum, Sansa, Banjo, Balalaika, Yueqin & Temple Blocks, Sitar and Tabla, Didgeridoo, Pan Pipes, Steel Pan and Bongos
  • 3 CD soundtrack containing evocative and atmospheric descriptions which guide the fingers over the tactile images and provide information. Music and musical sound effects explore how the instruments are played and the range of sounds.
  • Guidance Notes for parents and teachers, with a musical glossary and ideas for supporting activities, crafts, music listening and making.
  • A large print Colour Image Booklet, so the resource can be shared with sighted classmates, family and friends.

Listen here to the sounds of the steel pan drum

On selected tracks we have included interviews with musicians.

Listen here to the sounds of the djembe drum

If you would like to borrow this tactile book, please call us on 01635 299 771, email library@livingpaintings.org or go to our online order form.

If you like this book, you might also like

  • World Travel – A Journey Around the World
  • Flag Quiz
  • Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
  • Exploring Music – Peter and the Wolf

These resources are all designed for blind and partially sighted children aged 7-13 years.


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