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Monday, December 22, 2014

Songs About the Weather

Blow Ye Winds - more


It Ain't Gonna Rain No More


It Rained a Mist


It's Raining


Neige Neige Blanche - more



North Wind Doth Blow


Oh oh the Sunshine


One Cold and Frosty Morning


Rain Come Wet Me



Rain Dance



Rain Rain



Raining Again Today



Rain or Shine



Who Has Seen the Wind




Wind Blow East



Wind Blows High



Windy Bill




Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dotted Notes

Dotted Half Note

     Rhythm Cards: Meter in 3

     The Baker

     Blow the Man Down

     Coventry Carol

     Daisy Bell

     Down in the Valley

     Early to Bed

     Glides Our Canoe

     Hinei Mah Tov

     Lavender's Blue

     Music Alone Shall Live

     On top of Old Smoky

     Pokarekare Ana

     Red Sails

     Sailing Sailing

     Take Me Out to the Ballgame








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Dotted Quarter Note

    Dotted Quarter Lesson

    Ama Lama


    Cockles and Mussels

    Du Liegst Mir im Herzen

    Lil' Liza Jane

    My Home's in Montana

    Newborn Baby

    Once in Royal David's City














Friday, December 19, 2014

Goodbye Julie


Add your own lyrics to this one - for instance, to line up at the end of class.



A fun version from a reader, Elizabeth C.:


Someone taught me the song this way and it is my #1 requested song in Kindergarten and 1st grade: 

v.1 Ms. Julie Ann Johnson, oh... 
v.2 Where's she goin'?, oh.... (stop and ask a student singing well to pick a place for her to go) 
v.3 She's going to_____(whatever they picked), oh...
v.4 How's she gonna get there? oh... (stop and pick another student)
v.5 She's going to ___________, oh...
v.6 What's she gonna do there? oh...
v.7 She's gonna ___________, oh..
v.8 When's she coming back? oh... v.9
She's coming back ____________.

They love making up crazy stories. I use it to reinforce good singing posture- I pick students who are demonstrating good posture to make up the parts of the story. You should see those back straighten up whenever I play the opening chord from then on! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jimmy Rose He Went to Town


This is a great one for improvising lyrics. Adapt it to fit your needs - and encourage students to do the same. Tell them to sing it when they go home and let you know what words they used... for instance:

It is time to go to sleep... because my mommy said so!