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1 1 Introduction to Musicmap Series Multicultural Songs

2 2 Contents 1. Innovative, illustrated songbooks use Musicmap 2. Multicultural approach 3. Integrated educational content 4. Illustrations by award-winning artists 5. Music recorded by a world-renowned orchestra 6. How to use this series 7. Expected educational outcomes 8. Overview of each book Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star The Baby Chicks Moon The Goldfish Family Itsy Bitsy Spider Burung Kakatua Lightly Row Oh, Little Rabbit Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Funga Alafia 9. Profiles of project contributors Concept development Illustrations Musical performance and accompaniment

3 3 Innovative, illustrated songbooks use Musicmap Musicmap, a combination of the words music and map, is a map that follows the path of the music. This music education material provides a very natural way for children to learn the pitch and length of the notes, even if they are too young to learn music notation. A total of 10 books were published for this series in 2007, with versions in both Korean and English. The Korean version is selling in South Korea and the English version is selling in the United States and Canada. The series was field-tested in preschools and elementary schools, as well as with families. Parents, educators, and experts in the arts provided feedback that was then used to improve the books.

4 4 Each book represents a folk song from a different country or region France, Korea, the United States, Germany, England, Spain/Latin America, Japan, Indonesia, Greece, and Africa. These multicultural songs were carefully chosen as songs that have beautiful lyrics and melodies that are appropriate for young children. Multicultural approach

5 5 The belief that children deserve high-quality education led experts in music education, art, musical arrangement, and performance to cooperate with Koomzaal Co. in developing these materials. These books and the accompanying music will facilitate childrens integrated learning of music, art, and literacy. Integrated educational content

6 6 Illustrations by award-winning artists It is apparent from the artists statements and the illustrations themselves that every artist involved in this series has much compassion for young people, as well as an understanding of the kinds of pictures that engage childrens imagination and attention. Careful reproduction retains the vividness of these high-quality illustrations: the colorful star, elegant moon, fanciful spider, delightful boat ride, graceful chestnut tree, fluffy chick, pretty goldfish, friendly cockatoo, cute rabbit, and majestic elephant. Each of the books incorporates a different artistic style. The illustrators for the ten books chose techniques that uniquely express the message and theme of each song.

7 7 The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, South Koreas premier orchestra, performed new arrangements for this project and accompanied a childs voice during portions of each song. In the Musicmap performance section of each song, a member of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra performed a solo. Each song features a different instrument: vibraphone, trumpet, violin, cello, clarinet, oboe, viola, flute, bassoon, or marimba. The orchestras engaging performance of the childrens songs will enrich music appreciation for both children and adults. Music recorded by a world-renowned orchestra

8 8 How to use this book 1. Children will view each page of the book as they listen to the song on the accompanying CD. If they choose, they can sing along with the music. 2. Children can listen for and learn to identify the different parts of each song because the order of performance is consistent across CDs: introduction, childs voice, bridge, melody by solo instrument (Musicmap), performance by orchestra, coda. 3. As the melody begins, children will turn to the Musicmap pages. They can follow the pictures of the Musicmap with their eyes and/or with a finger while listening to the solo instrument play the melody. 4. When the Musicmap section ends and the orchestra begins to play, children have several options. These include closing their eyes to better appreciate the music, pretending to conduct the orchestra, and looking at the books illustrations again.

9 9 Increased musical aptitude Increased artistic appreciation Development of pre-reading music skills Familiarity with different musical instruments Development of pre-reading tracking skills Development of language skills Integrated learning of music, art, and literacy Increased imagination Expected educational outcomes

10 10 Overview of each book Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Multicultural Song 1 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a folk song that originated in France, but it is loved by many children all over the world. The books brightly colored pictures evoke a childs unlimited imagination. Have you ever seen a girl reading a book and sitting on a star? How about a boy who is fishing for stars? Or a boy who is using a star as a slide? You will see all these scenes in this book, which also includes a unique second verse. The music brings you close to the stars too; the vibraphone solo during the Musicmap section creates a sense that stars are falling gently all around you.

11 11 Overview of each book Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Multicultural Song 1

12 12 Overview of each book Moon Multicultural Song 2 This song, Moon, is from Korea (music by Kil Sang Kuan and words by Sok Chung Yoon) and the lyrics were translated into English. The book and the CD recording are bilingual, with words in both Korean and English; an English pronunciation is provided so children who dont know Korean can sing the original lyrics. Throughout field-testing in the United States and Korea, children obviously enjoyed being able to sing in a second language. The reflective nature of the moon is wonderfully conveyed by the illustrators oil painting techniques and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras performance.

13 13 Overview of each book Moon Multicultural Song 2

14 14 Overview of each book Itsy Bitsy Spider Multicultural Song 3 Research has shown that Itsy Bitsy Spider is the song most often sung by mothers in the United States to their young children. It is a traditional American finger play song. In the orchestral arrangement, specifically the introduction and coda, you will hear a scale that brings to mind a spider climbing up and down. These notes engage childrens imaginations. The illustrator used computer graphics and multimedia to create spiders that are cute, colorful, and appealing to children.

15 15 Overview of each book Itsy Bitsy Spider Multicultural Song 3

16 16 Overview of each book Lightly Row Multicultural Song 4 This folk song originated in Germany; other countries have written new lyrics for the tune. In the United States, the song is about a family rowing a boat and having a happy time. This delightful mood is reflected in the arrangement of the words on the page as well as by the lovely watercolor illustrations. The melody is easy for children to follow, and the orchestra beautifully expresses the songs playfulness. Children love to follow the Musicmap section with its many striped fish swimming in the water.

17 17 Overview of each book Lightly Row Multicultural Song 4

18 18 Overview of each book Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Multicultural Song 5 Originally from England, this song is about a moment shared between a mother and a child who are playing under a tree. The artist expressed the warmth and beauty of this interaction using a pencil sketch with computer painting; she said she drew upon memories of a trip she took with her young daughter to Yellowstone National Park. The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestras performance highlights the sweeping phrases of the songs arrangement. The clarinet sounds during the Musicmap section will bring to mind the wide boughs of the chestnut tree.

19 19 Overview of each book Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree Multicultural Song 5

20 20 Overview of each book The Baby Chicks Multicultural Song 6 The Baby Chicks is a popular song in many Spanish-speaking countries. You'll find the lyrics in both English and Spanish, with an English pronunciation at the back of the book. The artist used watercolors for the hen and her little chicks, and then he created a collage for every page. The orchestra arrangement, especially the introduction and bridge, brings to mind the sound of baby chicks moving around the yard. These lovable chicks give their wings a try in the Musicmap section: when children hear the oboe playing the melody, they love to follow the chicks in time with the music.

21 21 Overview of each book The Baby Chicks Multicultural Song 6

22 22 Overview of each book The Goldfish Family Multicultural Song 7 The Goldfish Family is based on the melody of a traditional Japanese song, Koinobori. The new orchestra arrangement enhances the restful mood of the song. Hearing the smooth performance of the orchestra, you can imagine every gentle bend and curve of the goldfish happily swimming together. The artist used a special ink technique to create the shimmering surface of the water and the swimming fish below. When you listen to the viola perform the melody of The Goldfish Family during the Musicmap section, follow each fish as it glides among the underwater plants. Imagine playing and splashing with the tiniest goldfish. You can almost feel the cool water washing over you!

23 23 Overview of each book The Goldfish Family Multicultural Song 7

24 24 Overview of each book Burung Kakatua Multicultural Song 8 Burung Kakatua is a folk song from Indonesia about the cockatoo (kakatua) and the village grandmother who listens to it sing. The book is illustrated with photographs of three- dimensional compositions formed of clay. You'll be charmed by the beautiful cockatoo and surprised by the lifelike expressions on the grandmother's face as the bird serenades her. Sing along with the children you hear on the CDone from the United States singing in English and one from Indonesia singing the original lyrics. Relax and let the wind carry you with the birds on the Musicmap pages, freely making music for all to enjoy.

25 25 Overview of each book Burung Kakatua Multicultural Song 8

26 26 Overview of each book Oh, Little Rabbit Multicultural Song 9 Oh, Little Rabbit is a popular Greek folk song about a cute but mischievous bunny. As you listen to the lively orchestra arrangement, it's easy to picture a little rabbit hopping along and getting into trouble at every turn! The lyrics are provided in English and Greek, with an English pronunciation at the back of the book, and a young native speaker sings each version of the song. The cute rabbits on the Musicmap pages are fun to follow, your fingers hopping from one to another in time with the bassoon. Inspired by Greek mythology, the artist created a world of clouds and imagination by first sketching the images, then completing the scenes with computer painting.

27 27 Overview of each book Oh, Little Rabbit Multicultural Song 9

28 28 Overview of each book Funga Alafia Multicultural Song 10 This joyful song from West Africa calls you to a land of warm-hearted people and natural beauty. Funga Alafia is a song of welcome, peace, and gratitudean encouraging message for children and adults alike. Play the CD, open the book, and let the dynamic sounds of the orchestra with the lively beat of percussion and the vivid illustrations pull you into the pages. The detail in the faces of the children and the various animals inspire imaginary adventures full of fun and excitement. The special orchestra arrangement features a marimba solo during the Musicmap section. The huge trees filled with elephants delight children, as they touch each one in time with the sounds of the marimba.

29 29 Overview of each book Funga Alafia Multicultural Song 10

30 30 Profiles of project contributors: Concept development Hyun Kyung Youm, Ph.D. Dr. Youm is a co-founder of Koomzaal Company, Ltd., as well as executive director of Koomzaal Educational Institute. She earned her bachelors degree in educational psychology, as well as her masters degree and doctorate in child developmental psychology, from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Youm is a former professor and dean of the Department of Early Childhood Education at Baewha Womens College. Dr. Youm was an exchange professor of music education from 2001 to 2003 at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the United States, and she completed her doctoral courses in music education there. Dr. Youm recently has developed various music activity materials, Musicmap Series: Carnival of the Animals and Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs (10 books). She is enthusiastically developing new programs and materials to enhance Music education for children.

31 31 Profiles of project contributors: Illustrations Jin Ki Kim, B.F.A. Mr. Kim was born in Kangwon-Do, Korea. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design from Seoul National University. Since then, he has been working in the field of childrens art education. In 1998 he received an award from the Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism for his educational CD-ROM entitled Play and Study with Nature. He is the author of Rainbow (2007), a childrens book. In addition, he created illustrations for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Oh, Little Rabbit, three of the picture song books in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Jung Han Kim, M.F.A. Mr. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Seoul National University and a Master of Arts from Sogang University. He has worked for Chosun Ilbo, a newspaper in Seoul. After moving to the United States in 2001, Mr. Kim continued his studies and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. He is an award-winning artist, having received honors in many national and international art competitions. His works can be seen in several galleries across the United States. Currently, he is an instructor of painting, drawing, and artistic anatomy at the Academy of Art University. He created illustrations for Moon and Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree, two picture song books in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. He also writes a biweekly column for Joongang Ilbo, a Korean newspaper in San Francisco.

32 32 Profiles of project contributors: Illustrations Kyung Mi Kim, M.F.A. Mrs. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and earned both her Bachelor and her Master of Fine Arts degrees from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. She is a freelance illustrator, focusing mainly on illustrations for childrens books and book design. She created illustrations for Lightly Row and Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree, two picture song books in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Her professional work reflects her appreciation of childrens imagination, as well as her loving relationship with husband Jung Han Kim and their lovely daughter. Sang Yoon Jeon, B.F.A. Mr. Jeon earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Western Painting from Chung-Ang University in South Korea. From 1991 to 1993, he worked for the Korean Broadcasting Commission as a photographer. In 1989 he won special recognition for his entry in a watercolor competition, and he has received many other awards from major art contests in Korea. He created illustrations for The Baby Chicks, a picture song book in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Currently, he is working as a visual artist as well as creating movie soundtracks. Yeon Sil Yi, B.F.A. Ms. Yi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design from Seoul National University in South Korea. She also graduated with a specialty in image and narration from the Ecole de lImage dEpinal in France. She is currently working on a masters degree in illustration at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Belgium. She works as a graphic designer and has published childrens books in both France and Korea. She created illustrations for The Goldfish Family, a picture song book in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. She would like to continue to create beautiful picture books for young children and adults.

33 33 Profiles of project contributors: Illustrations Kyung Ho Joo, M.F.A. Mr. Joo earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Hongik University and a Master of Fine Arts from Sangmyung University in South Korea. Since then, he has published many childrens picture books. He has produced clay animation films and received a special award from the Seoul Broadcasting System for his creative picture books for young children. He created illustrations for Burung Kakatua, a picture song book in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Currently, he is working with clay animation and continues to develop picture books. Chang Soo Kim, Diplom Designer Mr. Kim earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design from Seoul National University in South Korea and a Diplom Designer from Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main in Germany. Since then, his work has been exhibited in the United States, England, Korea, Japan, Hungary, Poland, and several other countries in Europe. In 2003 and 2007, he received top awards at the International Print Triennial in Poland and Hungary, respectively. In 2004, he received the Open Print Sponsor Prize in Bristol, England, and the Matrices 2004 Special Prize in Gyor, Hungary. He created illustrations for Funga Alafia, a picture song book in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Currently he is an assistant professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design at Kyungwon University in South Korea.

34 34 Musical performance and accompaniment: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, which has gained worldwide recognition for its excellent performances, is an orchestra with the elegant sounds of strings and a grand but sensitive ensemble. It is the premier orchestra of South Korea. In 1945, Jung-Shik Gae, Jae-Myung Hyun, and Sung-Tae Kim founded the Seoul Philharmonic as the Korea Symphonic Association; however, during the Korean War, it was incorporated into the Marine Band. In 1957, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was established with the appointment of Sang-Ryo Kim as the conductor. Since 1965, the orchestra has performed extensively in Japan, Southeast Asia, the United States, Europe, and China, as well as in South Korea. In 1999, the orchestra was organized as a foundation. Since 2005, under the guidance of maestro Myung-Hoon Jung, a renowned conductor in both Europe and Asia, the orchestra has recruited the best performers in the country. The president of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Pal-Seung Lee, an expert in the field of business administration, has worked with many experts from specialized areas to establish a systematic and effective foundation for the overall performance of the orchestra. With full-length concerts and community appearances, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is making classical music more accessible to the general public. Through its continuing development, its focus on artistic excellence, and the strong leadership of its talented conductor, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra is now gaining recognition as a world-class orchestra and an excellent representative of Seoul, the cultural center of South Korea.

35 35 Thank you! Introduction to Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songs 2007 Koomzaal Co., Ltd.


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