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    Default Need help wtih children's song

    I teach K-6 music at an elementary school. I usually do a welcoming-type song with the younger kids at the beginning of every class to get them ready. I've never really tried writing songs for my classroom, but this one just popped into my head, so I grabbed my uke. I don't know what to put in the middle, though...

    C
    It's time for music,

    F C
    come on in!

    C
    It's time for music,

    F G7
    welcome my friend!

    ????????????????
    ????????????????

    C
    It's time for music,

    F C
    let's begin!



    Edit- The C's should be over "in" and "begin" and the "G7" should be over friend. Whenever I post, it scoots it over!!
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    Code:
    C
    It's time for music,
    
    F          C
    come on in!
    
                     C
    It's time for music,
    
    F                G7
    welcome my friend!
    
    It's time to sing and dance to the beat
    Come in and don't forget to wipe your feet
    
                     C
    It's time for music, 
    
    F          C
    let's begin!

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    I like it! But I don't know what chords to use....


    Quote Originally Posted by seeso View Post
    Code:
    C
    It's time for music,
    
    F          C
    come on in!
    
                     C
    It's time for music,
    
    F                G7
    welcome my friend!
    
    It's time to sing and dance to the beat
    Come in and don't forget to wipe your feet
    
                     C
    It's time for music, 
    
    F          C
    let's begin!
    http://www.youtube.com/MrsMeyerMusic

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    Cool, glad you like it. Just mess around with it, you'll find the chords. I'd probably start on an F.

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    Now that's an interesting challenge. Hmmmm... How about:

    Code:
    C                  C7
    Music's played all around the world
    
         F              Fm
    From ___________ to __________
    You would fill in the blanks each time with different interesting or comical places (Kalamazoo, Moose Jaw, The South Pole, The Green Tree Mall, etc.), stretching the chords out as long as necessary. Doesn't have to rhyme. Maybe even get them to shout out suggestions.

    If I were a kid, I'd think that was hilarious.

    JJ

    P.S. If you type in your lyrics and chords in Word or TextPad or something, using a monospaced font like Courier, and then copy and paste it into "code" tags (the # button along the top of the message box), it will preserve your spacing. That's what I just did.

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    I like this, too! Maybe I should write multiple verses?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ukulele JJ View Post
    Now that's an interesting challenge. Hmmmm... How about:

    Code:
    C                  C7
    Music's played all around the world
    
         F              Fm
    From ___________ to __________
    You would fill in the blanks each time with different interesting or comical places (Kalamazoo, Moose Jaw, The South Pole, The Green Tree Mall, etc.), stretching the chords out as long as necessary. Doesn't have to rhyme. Maybe even get them to shout out suggestions.

    If I were a kid, I'd think that was hilarious.

    JJ

    P.S. If you type in your lyrics and chords in Word or TextPad or something, using a monospaced font like Courier, and then copy and paste it into "code" tags (the # button along the top of the message box), it will preserve your spacing. That's what I just did.
    http://www.youtube.com/MrsMeyerMusic

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    I just recorded a rough take of what I have in mind for the song. I tried to upload it to youtube, but they are doing maintainance. I'll get it on here when I can so you guys can hear what I am thinking.
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    Extremely rough take...my uke's slightly out of tune....not my best singing....but gives you the idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06sHOhgBzk0

    Oh, and I didn't record the video portion because I looked like crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMeyerMusic View Post
    Extremely rough take...my uke's slightly out of tune....not my best singing....but gives you the idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06sHOhgBzk0

    Oh, and I didn't record the video portion because I looked like crap
    This video is private.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMeyerMusic View Post
    Extremely rough take...my uke's slightly out of tune....not my best singing....but gives you the idea.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06sHOhgBzk0

    Oh, and I didn't record the video portion because I looked like crap
    Still listed as private!
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