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How Can I Keep from Singing!



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How Can I Keep from Singing!
Songs and Musical Activities From Around the World for 8-13 Year Olds
Compiled and edited by Celia Waterhouse, Lucy Allen, Elspeth Compton and Nandita Hollins
Book and 2 Disc CD set 
118 pages 

This collection of songs and musical activities is for school and instrumental teachers alike, for use with children ages 8-13. The book provides a basis for teaching music using the Kodaly approach - a practical handbook for introducing or extending Kodaly work in the classroom. Includes an explanation of the Kodaly teaching tools (with hand signs), almost 100 songs and activities from Britain and around the world, a logical song progression (easy to more complex), useful and creative Teaching Tips to facilitate musical learning and enjoyment, solfa and alphabetical indexes and useful addresses and resources.

The 2 CDs have all but 6 of the book's songs.

For teachers, for use with ages 8-13.


Easy Songs in Major Keys: Love Somebody, Alabama Gal, Grandma Grunts, Sweep Away, Salut Ca Va?, Who Stole My Chickens?, Oi Dana, Hen Wraig Fach, Deryn y Bwn o'r Banna

Very Easy Rounds and Canons: Keep Music Alive, Chocolate Cake, For Health and Strength, For All Thy Good Gifts, Christmas Round, Sing Together Merrily, Solfa Canon, Solfege Round, Ho! Every Sleeper Waken, Senua de Dende, Praise Him, Alleluia, Viva la Musica

Response and Echo Songs: Che Che Kule, Everywhere We Go, Missa Ram Goat, Ma Ma Will You Buy Me a Banana?

Easy Part Songs: This Old Man, Mountain Hike, Down the River, Way Down Yonder in the Cornfields, Walk Along Joe, Hey Dum Bar de Ay (Rainforest Song), Wo-ye-le, Fire Down Below

Action Songs: Rhythm Canon, Rhythm Machine, Bim Bam, Mr. Scarfe's Action Round, Hi Lo Chickalo, Oncorrianda, Kapa, Dipidu, Ding Dong, Duck Dance, Love Grows Under, As I Was Walking

Songs in the Minor: Farewell, Mosquito Song, Rumanian Canon, Rise Up O Flame, "A" Melodic Minor Song, Heidi, Vem Kan Segla Forutan Vind?, Sleigh Song, Rainbow Girl, Bird of Heaven

Quodlibets: Step Back Baby/Chicka Hanka, Rockin' By the Baby/My Owlet, Seagull Sit on the Shore/London Bridge is Falling Down, Li'l Liza Jane/Turn the Glasses Over, Bravo Bravo/All Things Shall Perish, Hurry Hurry/No Need to Hurry

Harder Part Songs, Rounds and Canons: Chairs to Mend, Ha Ha Ha, In Praise of Solfa, Janie Mama, Si Si Si, Hashivenu, Ba-nu-wa, Tzena Tzena, The Mountains I Love

Singable Songs: One These Fine Mornings, Weevily Wheat, L'Inverno I'e Passato, The Fiddler, Hari Coo Coo, Dona Dona Dona, The Poor Stranger,  Poor Wayfaring Stranger, How Can I Keep From Singing?, I've Been Working on the Railroad

Folk-songs of the British Isles: Oh No John, Migildi Magildi, Blow Away the Morning Dew, The Sweet Nightingale, The Keel Row, The Jug of Punch, Kelvin Grove, Searching for Lambs, The Black Velvet Band, The Diamond, Morag's Cradle Song


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Fantastic collection if you are into singing quality songs.
Bonnie C on Dec 31, 2011

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