The First Notes: The Story of Do, Re, Mi

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The First Notes is the story of how music got to be put on paper for people to read and not just listen to other people singing. The story is not one that I had heard before. It is about a monk named Guido from over one thousand years ago who was interested in music. He noticed things when listening to music so that he could write music notes on paper and give those notes names, which were based on his favorite hymn. Guido had to work hard but became well-known and got to work with music and other people who enjoyed music like him.

I was excited to read this story because I love this song in The Sound of Music! I learned lots of new things about music that makes it more interesting to me now. In the end, the “Do, Re, Mi” song is written out with more information about it in the movie, as well as a glossary for big words in the story and more about Guido’s life. The story was easy to understand and the pictures helped the story be interesting and understandable.

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Author Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Chiara Fedele
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 01-Nov-2022
ISBN 9780316265904
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Issue January 2023
Category Children's