Published Oct 28, 2009Thanks to Yo Gabba Gabba! and, to a lesser extent, the Rockabye Baby folks, it's easier than ever to raise cool kids. Now, Broken Social Scene and Raising the Fawn member John Crossingham has joined in to help even further by writing a children's book.
And it's not some ridiculously patronizing children's book either. Instead, Crossingham has written Learn to Speak Music: A Guide to Creating, Performing and Promoting Your Song. The book serves as an instructional guide, geared towards kids aged nine to 12, to help them understand the ins and outs of life as a musician.
According to this review from Pop Matters, the incredibly fascinating book covers everything from learning an instrument and writing songs to playing shows and recording. The book is aided by side-bar contributions from Crossingham's friends, including Feist, Emily Haines, Dallas Green, Buck 65, Melissa Auf der Maur, Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning and Andrew Whiteman.
Learn to Speak Music: A Guide to Creating, Performing and Promoting Your Song is out now courtesy of Owlkids Books.