March 22, 2020

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Listen, People, To My Song (Tune for Teaching)

By Andy Mullen ‚Äč

Songs With Words, Tunes for Teaching

Use this song as an opportunity for your students to choose to be the same or different!

If they want to be the same, they can simply echo your "song" (your improvised antecedent phrase). If they want to be different, they can create a consequent phrase to your antecedent. 

Some example antecedent phrases appear below in the notation. 

Have fun!

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Inspiration: Thanks to Jennifer Bailey for the idea of giving kids the choice to be the same or different! Check out Jennifer's blog for lots of terrific ideas: https://singtokids.com/

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About the author Andy Mullen

Andy Mullen is a teacher, folk musician, multi-instrumentalist, recovering songwriter, and lifelong learner. He has taught all levels of students in a number of subjects, and is currently a middle school general music and choir teacher in Burlington, Massachusetts. Mr Mullen holds Masters degrees in Music Education and School Administration, as well as certification from the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML) in Elementary General Level 2 and Early Childhood Music. He is the author of "The Literate Musician" and "Fifty Tunes for Teaching," the creator of The Literate Musician podcast, and the composer of the children's album, "Chucka Chucka Wawa."

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