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Way Down South

Lyrics Way down South where bananas grow, Grasshopper stepped on an elephant’s toe. Elephant cried with tears in his eyes, “Pick on somebody your own size!” See also chants EGA recorder songs songs with sixteenth notes Extras for Plus Members (or …

O Hanukkah / Oh Chanukah oh Chanukah

English Lyrics O Hanukkah, O Hanukkah, come light the menorah. Let’s have a party, we’ll all dance the hora. Gather ’round the table, we’ll give you a treat, Dreidels to play and latkes to eat. And while we are playing, …

Hop Old Squirrel

Lyrics 1. Hop old squirrel, eidledum, eidledum… 2. Jump old squirrel… 3. Run old squirrel… 4. Hide old squirrel… Game Formation: Students sit on the floor in a circle. Verse 1 – One student is the “squirrel” (“It”) who hops …

Recorder patterns

I use these patterns for warm-ups with recorders in 5th grade. Then the students use these patterns to write their own pieces of music. Practice these patterns and tell students to use them as guides to composing their own original …

Gobble Gobble

Lyrics The turkey is a funny bird Its head goes bobble-bobble; And all he knows is just one word, And that is gobble gobble! More turkey chants Fat Turkey’s Song Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble, Fat turkeys, fat turkeys. Oh, gobble, …

Recorder fingerings

Visuals Recorder Fingerings with treble clef note Recorder Fingerings Flash Cards – Notes D, E, G, A, B, C, D’ See also Recorder Fingering Assessments recorder songs & resources treble clef visuals Extras for Plus Members Printable & Digital Cards

Why use recorders?

Here are some reasons why to use recorders in the general music classroom. The recorder is: A melody instrument – with the ability to sustain tones. Many of the other Orff instruments don’t hold those half and whole notes. Helpful …

Hole in the Middle of the Sea

Lyrics There’s a hole in the middle of the sea, There’s a hole in the middle of the sea, There’s a hole, there’s a hole, There’s a hole in the middle of the sea, There’s a log in the hole …

Long-Legged Sailor

Lyrics Did you ever ever ever in your long-legged life Meet a long-legged sailor with a long-legged wife? No, I never ever ever in my long-legged life Meet a long-legged sailor with a long-legged wife. Did you ever ever ever …

Going Over the Sea

Lyrics When I was one I ate a bun, Going over the sea. I jumped aboard the sailorman’s ship, The sailorman said to me: “Going over, going under, Stand at attention like a soldier With a one, two, three! When …

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