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Songs about Family

Songs Ally Bally Baby Bumblebee Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends Bohunkus Cumberland Gap Daddy’s Whiskers Dance to Your Daddy Es war eine Mutter Father Abraham Father Grumble Go Get the Axe Go Tell Aunt Rhody Grandma Moses Grandma’s Glasses …

African American Spirituals

Spirituals are so great! They are often upbeat and their repetitive lyrics and (usually) pentatonic melodies make them easy to learn and useful as teaching tools for lots of things: Recorders (there are lots of B-A-G patterns). Melody lessons with …

Pentatonic Songs

The pentatonic scale, a 5-note scale, is the basis for countless folk songs around the world. A la Claire Fontaine A Mince Pie or a Pudding Acadian Lullaby Ai Hai Yo Al Citron Alabama Gal All Night All Day Amasee …

Do, Re, Mi Songs

Songs with Do, Re, Mi in the Melody Ain’t Gonna Ring No More All Through the Night Allison’s Camel Au Clair de la Lune Babylon’s Falling Bee-Ba-Babity Bought Me a Cat Buttercup Captain Go Sidetrack Your Train Chatter with the …

Do re mi fa so la ti do – Major Scale

Major Scale songs Baa Baa Black Sheep Baby Bird Chumbara Creeping Creeping Little Flea Diddle Diddle Dumpling Georgie Porgie Itsy Bitsy Spider Jack and Jill Jack Be Nimble Joy to the World Lachen List to the Bells Little Snowflakes Mama …

Mi So La Songs

Songs Acka Backa Arre mi burrito Before Dinner Bell Horses Betty Botter Bickle Bockle Bobby Shafto Bounce High Bounce Low Bye Baby Bunting Columbus Sailed With Three Ships Diddle Diddle Dumpling Doggie, Doggie, Where’s Your Bone Duerme, mi tesoro Giro …

Train Songs

Songs Captain, Go Sidetrack Your Train Chattanooga Choo Choo City Blues Down By the Station Engine, Engine Freight Train Blues Git on Board Jubilee Little Black Train Little Red Caboose New River Train Paddy Works on the Railway Patsy Ory …

Beat vs. Rhythm

With younger students I start to teach rhythm by emphasizing that the terms “beat” and “rhythm” are different. When teaching some of the following songs, I have students pat the beat and clap the rhythm. I use laminated cards that …

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