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1 Introduction to Musicmap Series Multicultural Songs
2 Contents 1. Innovative, illustrated songbooks use Musicmap 2. Multicultural approach3. Integrated educational content4. Illustrations by award-winning artists5. Music recorded by a world-renowned orchestra6. How to use this series7. Expected educational outcomes8. 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 Alafia9. Profiles of project contributors• Concept development• Illustrations• Musical performance and accompaniment
3 Innovative, illustrated songbooks use Musicmap • Musicmap, a combination of the words music and map, is a map that follows thepath of the music.• This music education material provides a very natural way for children to learnthe pitch and length of the notes, even if they are too young to learn musicnotation.• A total of 10 books were published for this series in 2007, with versionsin both Korean and English. The Korean version is selling in South Koreaand the English version is selling in the United States and Canada.• The series was field-tested in preschools and elementary schools, as well as withfamilies. Parents, educators, and experts in the arts provided feedback that wasthen used to improve the books.
4 Multicultural approach • 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 havebeautiful lyrics and melodies that are appropriate for young children.
5 Integrated educational content • The belief that children deserve high-quality education led expertsin music education, art, musical arrangement, and performance tocooperate with Koomzaal Co. in developing these materials.• These books and the accompanying music will facilitate children’sintegrated learning of music, art, and literacy.
6 Illustrations by award-winning artists • It is apparent from the artists’ statements and the illustrations themselvesthat every artist involved in this series has much compassion for youngpeople, as well as an understanding of the kinds of pictures that engagechildren’s imagination and attention.• Careful reproduction retains the vividness of these high-qualityillustrations: 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 forthe ten books chose techniques that uniquely express the message andtheme of each song.
7 Music recorded by a world-renowned orchestra • The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, South Korea’s premier orchestra,performed new arrangements for this project and accompanied a child’svoice during portions of each song.• In the Musicmap performance section of each song, a member of the SeoulPhilharmonic Orchestra performed a solo. Each song features a differentinstrument: vibraphone, trumpet, violin, cello, clarinet, oboe, viola, flute,bassoon, or marimba.• The orchestra’s engaging performance of the children’s songs will enrichmusic appreciation for both children and adults.
8 How to use this book1. Children will view each page of the book as they listen to the song on theaccompanying 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 songbecause the order of performance is consistent across CDs: introduction,child’s voice, bridge, melody by solo instrument (Musicmap), performanceby orchestra, coda.3. As the melody begins, children will turn to the Musicmap pages. They canfollow the pictures of the Musicmap with their eyes and/or with a fingerwhile 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 betterappreciate the music, pretending to conduct the orchestra, and looking atthe book’s illustrations again.
9 Expected educational outcomes • 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
10 Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star—Multicultural Song 1 Overview of each bookTwinkle, Twinkle, Little Star—Multicultural Song 1Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a folk song that originated in France, but it is loved by many children all over the world. The book’s brightly colored pictures evoke a child’s 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 Overview of each bookTwinkle, Twinkle, Little Star—Multicultural Song 1
12 Moon—Multicultural Song 2 Overview of each bookMoon—Multicultural Song 2This 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 pronunciationis provided so children who don’t 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 illustrator’s oil painting techniques and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance.
14 Itsy Bitsy Spider—Multicultural Song 3 Overview of each bookItsy Bitsy Spider—Multicultural Song 3Research 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 children’s imaginations. The illustrator used computer graphics and multimedia to create spiders that are cute, colorful, and appealing to children.
15 Overview of each bookItsy Bitsy Spider—Multicultural Song 3
16 Lightly Row —Multicultural Song 4 Overview of each bookLightly Row —Multicultural Song 4This 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 song’s playfulness. Children love to follow the Musicmap section with its many striped fish swimming in the water.
17 Overview of each bookLightly Row —Multicultural Song 4
18 Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree—Multicultural Song 5 Overview of each bookUnder the Spreading Chestnut Tree—Multicultural Song 5Originally 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 Orchestra’s performance highlights the sweeping phrases of the song’s arrangement. The clarinet sounds during the Musicmap section will bring to mind the wide boughs of the chestnut tree.
19 Overview of each bookUnder the Spreading Chestnut Tree—Multicultural Song 5
20 The Baby Chicks—Multicultural Song 6 Overview of each bookThe Baby Chicks—Multicultural Song 6The 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 Overview of each bookThe Baby Chicks—Multicultural Song 6
22 The Goldfish Family—Multicultural Song 7 Overview of each bookThe Goldfish Family—Multicultural Song 7The 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 Overview of each bookThe Goldfish Family—Multicultural Song 7
24 Burung Kakatua—Multicultural Song 8 Overview of each bookBurung Kakatua—Multicultural Song 8Burung 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 CD―one 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 Overview of each bookBurung Kakatua—Multicultural Song 8
26 Oh, Little Rabbit—Multicultural Song 9 Overview of each bookOh, Little Rabbit—Multicultural Song 9Oh, 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 Overview of each bookOh, Little Rabbit—Multicultural Song 9
28 Funga Alafia—Multicultural Song 10 Overview of each bookFunga Alafia—Multicultural Song 10This 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 gratitude―an 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 Overview of each bookFunga Alafia—Multicultural Song 10
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 ofKoomzaal Educational Institute. She earned her bachelor’s degree in educationalpsychology, as well as her master’s degree and doctorate in child developmentalpsychology, from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Youm is a former professorand dean of the Department of Early Childhood Education at Baewha Women’sCollege. Dr. Youm was an exchange professor of music education from 2001 to 2003 at theUniversity of Missouri-Columbia in the United States, and she completed her doctoralcourses in music education there. Dr. Youm recently has developed various music activitymaterials, Musicmap Series: Carnival of the Animals and Musicmap Series: MulticulturalSongs (10 books). She is enthusiastically developing new programs and materials to enhanceMusic education for children.
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 fromSeoul National University. Since then, he has been working in the field of children’s art education.In 1998 he received an award from the Korean Minister of Culture and Tourism for his educationalCD-ROM entitled Play and Study with Nature. He is the author of Rainbow (2007), a children’s book.In addition, he created illustrations for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Itsy Bitsy Spider, andOh, Little Rabbit, three of the picture song books in the Musicmap Series: Multicultural Songspublished 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 NationalUniversity and a Master of Arts from Sogang University. He has worked for Chosun Ilbo, anewspaper in Seoul. After moving to the United States in 2001, Mr. Kim continued his studies andearned a Master of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. He isan 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 instructorof painting, drawing, and artistic anatomy at the Academy of Art University. He created illustrationsfor Moon and Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree, two picture song books in the MusicmapSeries: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. He also writes a biweeklycolumn for Joongang Ilbo, a Korean newspaper in San Francisco.
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 Artsdegrees from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California. She is a freelance illustrator,focusing mainly on illustrations for children’s books and book design. She created illustrationsfor Lightly Row and Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree, two picture song books in theMusicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Her professional workreflects her appreciation of children’s imagination, as well as her loving relationship with husbandJung 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 wonspecial recognition for his entry in a watercolor competition, and he has received many other awards frommajor art contests in Korea. He created illustrations for The Baby Chicks, a picture song book in theMusicmap 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 l’Image d’Epinal in France.She is currently working on a master’s degree in illustration at the Brussels Royal Academy of Fine Artsin Belgium. She works as a graphic designer and has published children’s books in both France and Korea.She created illustrations for The Goldfish Family, a picture song book in the Musicmap Series: MulticulturalSongs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. She would like to continue to create beautiful picture booksfor young children and adults.
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 fromSangmyung University in South Korea. Since then, he has published many children’s picture books.He has produced clay animation films and received a special award from the Seoul Broadcasting Systemfor 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 KoomzaalCompany. Currently, he is working with clay animation and continues to develop picture books.Chang Soo Kim, Diplom DesignerMr. Kim earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Design from Seoul National University in South Korea and aDiplom Designer from Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main in Germany. Since then, his work hasbeen exhibited in the United States, England, Korea, Japan, Hungary, Poland, and several other countriesin 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 2004Special Prize in Gyor, Hungary. He created illustrations for Funga Alafia, a picture song book in theMusicmap Series: Multicultural Songs published in 2007 by Koomzaal Company. Currently he is anassistant professor in the Department of Visual Communication Design at Kyungwon University inSouth Korea.
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.