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Music Improvisation

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Shiny learns about teamwork, and all the kids learn about the place of improvisation in the creation of music.

Derby Ram | Music Arts Toolkit

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Folk singer Mike Seeger performs an English-American song reputed to be one of George Washington’s favorite songs.

Five Little Ducks | Music Arts Toolkit

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Tom Bledsoe, Rich Kirby, and Joy D’Elia perform Bledsoe’s reworking of the traditional children’s song and finger game “Five Little Monkeys.”

Shady Grove and Bandyrowe | Music Arts Toolkit

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Kentucky folk singer Jean Ritchie performs her family’s version of the traditional song “Shady Grove,” and “Bandyrowe,” a song she sang as a lullaby for her sons.

L'Arc en Ciel/The Rainbow | Everyday Learning

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Students are introduced to traditional folk music in this animation of the French song, “L'Arc en Ciel” which means "the Rainbow." Students learn the colors of the rainbow in French while following the adventures of a singing bumblebee.

Skip to My Lou | Everyday Learning

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Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Skip to My Lou.” The animation features an band made up of forest creatures, plus a few other surprises.

Music | What's Good

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Venture into the private studios of music producers Peter Cottontale and Thelonius Martin to see how they work. Music is scientific: sound is produced when something vibrates, and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. Learn about the science of sound and discover how good vibes can move you and your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Music and Sound Lesson Plan!

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star | Everyday Learning

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Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” The video features shadow puppets and a crankie—a long illustrated scroll, which has been used as a method of storytelling since the 19th century.

There's a Hole in the Bucket | Music Arts Toolkit

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Jennifer Rose and her daughter Lydia Escobar perform their version of the traditional “circular” folk song.

Johnny Peut Pas Danser and ABCs et 1,2,3 | Music Arts Toolkit

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The Doucet Family Band performs a traditional Cajun folk song and a Cajun version of the “A, B, C Song.”

Cluck Old Hen and I Had a Rooster | Music Arts Toolkit

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Two traditional American folk songs are performed by Mike Seeger.

Do the Penguin Shuffle | Everyday Learning

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This musical animation explores beats and rhythm as six different animals, including a shuffling penguin, move to their own slow, medium, and fast songs. The animation challenges kids to make up their own beats and move like an animal.

Let's Go to a Chinese Concert | Everyday Learning

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In this video students visit a Chinese concert featuring dance and music. The concert includes Tai Ji, fan dance, and traditional Chinese instruments.

Music Store Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids make music at a Sam Ash Music Store. They play instruments, participate in a drum circle, and dance like crazy with a D.J.  Join us!  Let's rock 'n' roll!

Funky, Bluesy ABCs | Music Arts Toolkit

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Taj Mahal performs a blues version of the traditional “A, B, C Song.”

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