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First, We Sing! Songbook 1



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First, We Sing! Songbook 1
Songs and Games for the Music Class
By Susan Brumfield
Book and CD
Grades 1 - 5

Collection of 20 children's songs, rhymes and games from around the world, selected, transcribed and annotated by Dr. Susan Brumfield. First, We Sing! will provide fresh ideas for any music class.

This is the first volume in a series designed to bring delightful, singable songs and practical pedagogy together in one resource perfect for home or school. The book includes extension activities for the classroom, historical references, pedagogical indices and suggestions for including the songs in a literacy-based music curriculum. Melody and lyrics are given for each song.

The enclosed CD features Inner Voices, a group of singers 8 - 12 years old from The West Texas Children's Chorus.

First, We Sing! also contains suggestions for Orff instruments and recorder, along with seasonal and holiday songs, singing games and songs just for fun. Ideally suited for teaching musical skills, this collection provides a "vocabulary" of music and play from which children can draw today.

A Qua Qua
As I Sat on a Sunny Bank
Circle Round the Zero
The Closet Key
Dance to Your Daddie
Early in the Morning
The Grand Old Duke of York
Here Comes Mrs. Macaroni
Ida Red
Jeannie Had a Little Lamb
La Crocodile
Round and Round
Sansa Kroma
Shalom Chavarim
Shanghai Chicken
Skin and Bones
The Wind Blow East
The Wren Song


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I love Brumfield's stuff. This will be a nice "shot in the arm" for my little guys. Always fun to have some new games and songs.
Linda W on Jan 15, 2013
Susan Brumfield does outstanding work in the field of folk song research!
Thomas M on Oct 23, 2012
Attended LMEA conference in Baton Rouge in November and author of this book presented some of her work. Great!
Susan C on Dec 6, 2012



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