Thanksgiving, Autumn Leaves and Halloween –a plethora of musical possibilities.
Red Red Leaves and Red Orange Yellow Brown are very simple in form which gives them many ways to be varied, encouraging creativity. Zip new words into their phrases, accompany on instruments (the mp4 for Red Red Leaves includes playing a scale in C), make a rondo using “Red Orange” as the “A” and improvising a “B”, “C” and “D”.
Young children sometimes struggle to find their “singing” voices. Mimicing the high hoot of an owl is a fun way to encourage use of the high register of voices. Everyone can join in, no English language skills required!
Next week: Dress-Up and Halloween Songs