"Dude" lingo turned off both myself & my children
Alyson D | Middlesex, NJ USA | 07/05/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I had hoped for a basic introduction to musical instruments for my two children (ages 8 & 10), but they and I both thought the video was practically worthless. P.J., the chef/main character is too silly (much like the main characters in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure) and wastes far too much time trying to be funny. There is very little on the instruments themselves. In fact, you are not given much of an opportunity to even hear what they sound like. The major families of instruments were introduced, but the information was overshadowed by P.J.'s efforts to be funny. My family did not find him the least bit amusing and we decided to send this tape right off to the consignment shop."
Alyson D | 01/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We bought this for our son hoping to introduce muscial instruments to him early on. The host is very annoying ("surfer dude" style) and uses too much of the time on the short video trying to be funny. It does go over the types of instruments and briefly talks about some of them individually & how they work, but I think the time could have been used more productively. My son seems to like the video however, and I guess, afterall, I am not the target audience. He doesn't care either way for the host, PJ, but does enjoy seeing the intruments. It's OK if you can get past "surfer dude", but it's disappointing that in an attempt to entertain kids they used this format."
Tune Buddies,Meet the Instruments
A. Klytta | 04/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just loved this video! I learned so much about all of the musical instruments. This will help when I decide which instrument to play in my 5th grade year. I plan to buy the rest of the series to learn even more. Thanks for making a great video that sparked my interest in music."
This is Cute!
A. Klytta | Near Chicago, Illinois | 03/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a music teacher, I liked this video because it ties in elements that students already understand, with the concept of putting instruments together in families and in the orchestra. It's not the best video I have ever seen, but my 2nd graders enjoyed it."