Under the Covers with John Gerdy

John Gerdy

“Alphabone Orchestra”

In this Under the Covers episode, we meet John Gerdy, scholar, musician, author and illustrator of the book, “Alphabone Orchestra,” a book designed to help children get excited about music and offer adults tidbits of music education through the “Grace Notes” sprinkled throughout.

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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In this Under the Covers episode, we meet John Gerdy, scholar, musician, author and illustrator of the book, “Alphabone Orchestra,” a book designed to help children get excited about music and offer adults tidbits of music education through the “Grace Notes” sprinkled throughout.

John is a lifelong musician who has served as an “artist in residence” teaching the Blues to children from Pre-K to grade 6. He performs regularly under the stage name “Willie Marble.”

This is an alphabet book with a music twist. John painted every letter (52 of them… 26 upper case and 26 lower case), each with a bell of a horn incorporated into the letter’s design. Someone needed to play those AlphaBones and who better than the triangle headed figure (now named “Dr. Dude B. Fonky)?

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