Broken Social Scene Member Releases Children's Book, Learn to Speak Music

October 29, 2009  |  3:00pm

While Rockabye Baby aims to develop a child’s taste for music, Broken Social Scene’s John Crossingham wants to teach them precisely what to do with it.

So while the collective preps both its forthcoming LP and 2010 Olympic performance, Crossingham presents Learn to Speak Music: A Guide to Creating, Performing and Promoting Your Own Songs.

For the flat rate of $19.95 (which is to say: less than music lessons themselves), the book shows nine to 12-year-olds how to pick their first instrument, set up their own gigs, and write better songs. Director Christopher Mills supplies a guide on creating their own music video, as Kevin Drew, Emily Haines and Leslie Feist offer their own tips on how to grow as a musician. Sounds like just about everything a young one needs to go out and create his or her own Little Social Scene.

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